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'Paranormal Activity 3' opens at No. 1

  |   Oct. 23, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- "Paranormal Activity 3" dominated the weekend U.S. box office in its debut, pulling in $54 million in gross receipts.

"Real Steel," starring Hugh Jackman, dropped to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot, bringing in $11.3 million on the weekend.

"Footloose," the remake starring Julianne Hough, was a close third with $10.9 million.

All studio estimates of gross U.S. receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"The Three Musketeers" debuted a disappointing No. 4 with $8.8 million. "The Ides of March" was fifth with $4.9 million; "Dolphin Tale" sixth with $4.2 million; "Moneyball" seventh with $5.5 million; "Johnny English Reborn" eighth with $3.8 million, and "The Thing (2011)," a remake of a remake of a science fiction classic, was ninth with $3.1 million.

"50/50" rounded out the Top 10 with $2.8 million.

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