In a press release sent out yesterday morning, Paramount Pictures stated that Paranormal Activity 3 earned $108 million in the US film market.
In addition, the release said, “In 2012, Paramount’s release slate highlights include ‘World War Z,’ a zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster, ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ the next installment in the global franchise starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Channing Tatum, a new chapter in the ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise, and ‘The Dictator,’ starring Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, the team behind ‘Borat.’”
(Notice World War Z on is that list – excited!)
The original Paranormal Activity film cost only $15,000, though it brought in some $193 million in the worldwide box office. Even with its cheap ghost costumes, people could not get enough. Then, the second film of the series saw its financial backing rise to $3 million, and it earned approximately $177.5 million at the worldwide box office.
Although the third film in the series brought in the least amount of return, there are still enough fans out there to justify a fourth film. The press release did not state when we should expect Paranormal Activity 4 to hit theaters.