'Paranormal Activity 2' Generates $6.3 Million at Midnight Screenings

11:11 AM PST 10/22/2010 by Gregg Kilday
Paramount

Paramount's spooky sequel Paranormal Activity 2 scared up $6.3 million on 1,800 screens at midnight as it bowed late Thursday night.

It beat out 2009's Watchmen, which opened to $4.6 million at the witching hour, to post the highest midnight gross for an R-rated movie.

It also established a new record for an October midnight bow, overshadowing Jackass 3D, which opened just last week to $2.5 million.

As it begins its first weekend in theaters, Paranormal has settled into 3,216 locations.

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