PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 Is All Set For Next October Already!!
The Kidd here...
Well, that certainly was quick.
Leaving no opportunity for uncertainty as to whether or not the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series would continue beyond this weekend's fourth chapter, Paramount president of domestic marketing and distribution Megan Colligan confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 is a go , and it'll be attempting to terrify fans of the franchise once more next October. My money's on October 18, although no official release date has been announced at this moment.
Paramount has absolutely been hurting for a hit lately with G.I. JOE: RETALIATION and WORLD WAR Z both getting yanked off the calendar, and the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films continue to deliver, so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. Made for about $5 million, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 opened this weekend with $30.2 million. That did mark a lower opening than the previous two films domestically (although it's outperfoming PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 internationally), but it's still profit nonetheless, and with plenty of questions being left unanswered with this fourth film, there is still a viable reason to continue the story.
As for what that portion of the story may be, who knows right now? Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, directors of the last two films, may be called upon to return, having gotten quite entrenched in the series' mythology... but the box office numbers for #4 could also have someone new behind the camera in the hopes of jumpstarting the series. I'm sure that call will be made fairly soon.
Either way, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 is a definite in time for next Halloween.
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Oct. 22, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST
The same thing over and over.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST
by Raptor Jesus
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
...the most well documented demon in the history of the supernatural.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST
Not just from a money standpoint, but from a loose end standpoint.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST
Paranormal Sawtivity or some such.
Oct. 22, 2012, 1:40 a.m. CST
Bad movies or no I'll always enjoy Katie the tit-demon
Oct. 22, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST
If you don't care, then don't see it. They'll stop making them. Personally I'm kinda over seeing someone dragged out of a room. They don't really need continuity between the films. Like some said before "the most well documented demon.." I would be more likely to see 4 different stories documenting "paranormal activity"
Oct. 22, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST
If you like the movies this is a good thing and if you don't the just don't fucking see it.
Oct. 22, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST
They cost less than $5mill and they make a shitton of profit. They're the reality TV of movies and just as real. They're here to stay.
Oct. 22, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST
Despite the fact that I don't think that any of these films, past the first one, is actually good, I find them to be a fun guilty pleasure. I haven't seen the new one, so I don't know any of the twists it might take, though if it's as predictable as the previous two, I'm pretty sure I can guess. Anyone know the answer to my question?
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST
Look, we get that you need to make some money, but could you at least TRY and make some interesting material?
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST
And that's even with a Thursday night opening, 3 day haul. The picture fell by a whopping 38 percent from Friday ($15.1 million) to Saturday ($9.4 million) — never a sign of box office longevity. Apparently, word of mouth on this is, 'Don't waste your money.' Maybe, people aren't as dumb as Hollywood thinks.
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST
Apparently, many people still do. As to why that is, I have no idea. How about a good horror movie for a change?
Oct. 22, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST
This has become their Halloween movie get together. It's their version of the umpteen Friday The 13th, Halloween and Freddie sequels, like horror comfort food, and like those this will die out. Until the holographic reboot in 2024.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST
According to Box Office Mojo, the audience for PA4 was 60% under the age of 25.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST
Not that it's so horrible, but I hate the fact that horror movies have been reduced to the same franchise at Halloween for 5 or 6 years in a row and a bunch of direct-to-dvd/Chiller channel hack jobs. It's getting harder and harder to find a diamond in the rough. Wish we could get some good original horror in the summer at least.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST
by Chris Stewart
& they never looked back on it, studied it, or really did anything about it. How could they possibly justify a 5th found footage movie within the same story? The first one I was over the moon about, the second I hated, & I haven't seen the last two.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST
These movies are fucking garbage.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST
by James Hall
It's a harmless bit of of fun, made on the cheap that turns a profit for the studio, so of course there will be more. Four movies into the series, you either like them or you don't. If you don't like them don't watch them and STFU.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST
God! why on earth are people going out and spending their good earned dollars to watch this tripe?...I mean, seriously.
Oct. 22, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST
Or quit these films and start making porn!
Oct. 22, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST
salty dog - if it were only as simple as that, but the continued milking of this series means that some other, perhaps better films, won't get greenlit.
And others will continue to jump on the found footage bandwagon, because, hey, it's cheap and still makes money, stretching an already thin gimmick. But hey, its just the studio making money off a product, so who's to care, right?
Oct. 22, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST
Oct. 22, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST
by Kyle DeMattio
Oct. 22, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST
The audience is led to believe that Robbie is kidnapped baby Hunter from PA2. But turns out, he isn't. Wyatt, adopted little brother of jailbait Alex, is Hunter. After that revelation, Robbie disappears from the rest of the movie entirely. Who was Robbie? Another kid Demon Kate kidnapped? One of the coven's sons? And how did Hunter/Wyatt end up getting adopted by this new family? Did Demon Katie kill his whole family and kidnap him only to give him away and eventually come back for him when he's older? Why even bother kidnapping him as a baby in the first damn place if the demon or the coven weren't gonna do anything with him until he was older?
Oct. 22, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST
This is the problem with horror. They can be made on the cheap and be huge profits so they get raped over time. SAW and this.
Oct. 23, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST
AND. MORE. NONSENSICAL. WITCH. SUBPLOTS. AND. MORE. SCREAMING.
Oct. 23, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2012, noon CST
They cost 15000 to make and earn 25 million, you bet your ass that we will see PA 12 if this trend continues
by Seth Brundle
movie executives couldnt care less about the "for god sake bring original movies!!" argument
Oct. 23, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST
So Paranormal Activity 1 and 2 take place in 2006. And the movies are supposed to be found footage. Meaning they are supposed to be "real". So if Paranormal Activity 1 received a wide release in 2009, and Paranormal Activity 2 in 2010... and PA 4 takes place in 2011, Shouldn't someone have SEEN PA1 and PA2 and recognized Katie or the name Hunter and maybe put 2+2 together? Only way I can see it working is if they pulled an Amityville where the first story was (supposedly) true but the sequels were made up (I won't debate the validity here :) )
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