The misbehaving ghost of
Paranormal Activity 2
reached right into the wallets and purses of movie audiences over the weekend and extracted $41.5 million.
Now, that's scary.
The pseudo-documentary, a more polished prequel and sequel to last year's low-budget hit, was the weekend's top box-office draw, kicking last week's leader, Jackass 3D, down into second place, with $21.6 million.
The slapstick action flick Red, with Bruce Willis and a cast that includes Helen Mirren as a hit woman, grabbed third place, with $15 million.
Hereafter, Clint Eastwood's peek into the next world, took in $12 million for fourth place as it expanded into national release.
The Social Network, a comedy of manners about the founders of Facebook, finished fifth for the weekend, with receipts of $7.3 million.
Daughter for Damon . . .
, wife of
gave birth to the couple's third daughter on Wednesday in New York City, according to Damon's rep,
. The newcomer's name is
Stella Zavala Damon
. She joins
, born in 2008, and
, born in 2006. Luciana Damon has a daughter,
, from a previous marriage.
. . . and sons for Dion
, who has long said she wanted more children but was having trouble getting pregnant, gave birth Saturday to twin sons in West Palm Beach, Fla. One baby weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and the other 5 pounds, 4 ounces, according to an announcement by St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm. The boys arrived about a month early. No names yet.
The five-time Grammy winner and her husband-manager, Rene Angelil, have a 9-year-old son, Rene Charles. Dion, 42, had spoken openly of undergoing in-vitro fertilization.
Neophyte Alaska statesman
has said he doesn't know whether he'll make his run for mayor of Wasilla as a Democrat or Republican. The father of
's son plans to run as part of a reality TV show. He said on
Real Time With Bill Maher
on Friday that he's working on a platform.