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‘Paranormal Activity 3′ Scares Up Huge $54M Debut

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Actress Katie Featherston arrives at a screening of Paramount Pictures' 'Paranormal Activity 3' at the Cinerama Dome on October 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Actress Katie Featherston arrives at a screening of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Paranormal Activity 3′ at the Cinerama Dome on October 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Paranormal Activity 3″ didn’t just go bump in the night. It made a ton of noise at the box office with a huge, $54 million opening.

The third film in Paramount’s low-budget horror franchise was No. 1 at the box office, according to Sunday studio estimates. Part two also debuted in the top spot a year ago with $40.7 million.

“Paranormal Activity 3″ is actually a prequel, with the discovery of disturbing home-movie footage from 1988. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who made the creepy documentary “Catfish,” took over directing duties this time.

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