Paranormal Activity Scares Up Big Box-Office Receipts


Sometimes you don’t need a ton of hype and ubiquitous ads to drum up buzz in the movie business.

Case in point: The low-budget thriller Paranormal Activity, which is currently raking in big bucks at the box office since a series of screenings last Thursday, despite only playing in 33 cities.

The Blair Witch Project-style horror flick—which was lensed by first-time director Oren Peli for less than $11,000—has been drawing sold-out crowds in an increasing number of cities, with more cities being added based largely on fan demand.

Check out the Paranormal Activity trailer above; if it’s not currently playing in your city and you’re inspired to do so, you can request a screening here