Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,900,335Details
International Box Office $86,196,168
Worldwide Box Office $140,096,503
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,758,040 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,536,043 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,294,083
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The next sequel in the Paranormal Activity franchise.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
24% - Rotten
Audience
35% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: January 29th, 2013 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence/terror.
(Rating bulletin 2243, 10/3/2012)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Franchise: Paranormal Activity
Keywords: Scary Kids, Found Footage, Possessed, Demons, Filmed By a Character, Adopted Family, False Identity, Intertitle, Prologue, Flashback to Previous Movie in the Franchise
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Blumhouse, Solana Films, Room 101

Cast

   Alex
Matt Shively    Ben
Aiden Lovecamp    Wyatt
Brady Allen    Robbie
Stephen Dunham    Doug
Alexondra Lee    Holly
Katie Featherston    Katie

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Christopher Landon
Story Creator    Chad Feehan
Based on the origioanl film by    Oren Peli
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Oren Peli
Executive Producer    Akiva Goldsman
Executive Producer    Steven Schneider
Executive Producer    Christopher Landon
Co-Producer    Gregory Plotkin
Co-Producer    Allegra Clegg
Cinematographer    Doug Emmett
Editor    Gregory Plotkin
Production Designer    Jennifer Spence
Art Director    Jason Garner
Set Decorator    Lori Mazuer
Costume Designer    Leah Butler
Sound    Walter Anderson
Sound Designer    Peter Brown
Sound Designer    Jon Title
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Prestwood Smith
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Mann
Special Effects Coordinator    Mark Gullesserian
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eddie Pasquarello
Stunt Coordinator    James Armstrong
Associate Producer    James Moran
Assistant Director    James Moran
Second Unit Director    James Moran
Casting Director    Terri Taylor

DVD Sales: February 3rd, 2013: Hotel is Booked Solid

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart for the week of February 3rd with three in the top five and five in the top ten. This includes Hotel Transylvania, which opened in first place with 1.08 million units / $19.52 million and it is already in second place for the year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: February 3rd, 2013: Transylvania Transcends Competition

New releases took four of the top five spots on the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of February 3rd, 2013. Hotel Transylvania led the way with 633,000 units / $14.54 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 37%, which is very healthy for a kids movie. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 19th, 2013

It is a very healthy week on the home market, at least at the top, as there are a number of big hits and Awards Season contenders. The biggest of these is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film didn't live up to expectations, but it is still worth picking up, especially if you've made the leap to 3D. There are also a couple of Awards Season contenders coming out this week, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both of them. Les Miserables has generated a lot of praise, but also some harsh criticisms. On the other hand, Zero Dark Thirty was one of the best movies of the year and even sight unseen, the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity has become the annual Halloween tradition, but there is reason to believe the moviegoing public is growing tired of the franchise. Paranormal Activity 4 made barely more in total than Paranormal Activity 3 earned during its opening weekend. (That said, Paranormal Activity 5 is already in the works, so the studio is still happy). Was the drop in box office numbers just a result franchise fatigue? Or was there a reason people aren't showing up anymore? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 29th, 2013

There are quite a few films that opened wide in theaters on this week's list, but most of them bombed at the box office. Hotel Transylvania is the only exception, but while it is a good kids movie, it isn't Pick of the Week material. The best release of the week, in my opinion, is Seven Psychopaths on either DVD or Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Skyfall is Bond's Biggest Hit

For the third weekend in a row, Skyfall remained in first place on the international chart with $89.08 million on 11,909 screens in 80 markets for a total of $429.63 million. This is the biggest international total for the franchise and it is very close to topping the worldwide total of all of the pre-Daniel Craig Bond films. Worldwide, the film has $520.19 million and is on pace to add at least $200 million more, likely $300 million to its worldwide total before it is done. There were no major market openings this weekend, but the film did become the biggest non-3D release in the U.K. with $114.50 million, including $16.61 million on 589 screens this past weekend. It is fifth on the all-time chart in that market, but it likely overtook Toy Story 3 ($116 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($117 million) already. Up next is Titanic at $127 million and Avatar at $149 million. I wouldn't be willing to bet money it would become the all time leader, but I also wouldn't bet money against it. More...

International Box Office: Blue Skies Ahead

Skyfall expanded worldwide earning $156.09 million on 12,545 screens in 81 markets for a two-week total of $289.81 million. This is already more than Die Another Day finished with internationally, while it is on pace to top $500 million. This week it opened in first place in Germany with $21.28 million on 789 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $23.67 million It also earned first in Italy with $7.02 million on 632 screens over the weekend and $7.87 million in total. It had to settle for second place in Spain with $3.97 million on 639 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.50 million. Likewise, it only managed second place in Mexico with $2.67 million on 1,151 screens over the weekend for a total opening on $3.01 million. It dipped just 20% in the U.K. earning $25.74 million on 593 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $85.40 million. It is the biggest hit in that market all year. The film grew by 31% in France to $13.91 million on 845 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.26 million. It remained in first place in Russia with $5.74 million on 1,254 screens over the weekend for an early total of $16.67 million. It rose 1% in Brazil to $3.23 million on 558 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.78 million after two. The film was pushed into second place in South Korea, but still did well with $3.20 million on 581 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $11.59 million. The film has yet to open in Australia and Japan, while it makes its debut here this weekend. More...

International Box Office: Skyfall Starts Sky High

In what has to be one of the least surprising events of the year, Skyfall opened in first place on the international box office chart. It pulled in $83.05 million on 5,077 screens in 25 markets, this includes first place debuts in all 25 markets. It was surprisingly strong in its native U.K. with $32.41 million on 587 screens, which was the second best three-day opening in that market behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The film was also huge in France with $9.70 million on 820 screens and in Russia with $8.27 million on 1,254 screens. In South Korea, the film made $6.02 million on 749 screens and in Brazil it earned $3.18 million on 537 screens. The film was also a multi-million dollar hit in a number of smaller markets. This includes $3.58 million on 116 screens in Denmark, $3.13 million on 179 in Norway, $2.82 million on 222 in Sweden, and 2.49 million on 217 in Poland. On average, the film was 30% stronger than Quantum of Solace's opening weekends in these market, and 76% higher than Casino Royale. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Mostly Tricks and Few Treats

It was a really bad weekend for new releases with none of the new films meeting expectations and two of them opening below the Mendoza Line. Argo climbed to top spot over the weekend. It used to be quite common for films to climb to the top of the chart, but the market has changed and opening weekends have become so important, so this feat is now very rare. Cloud Atlas was the best of the new releases, but "Best" here is a dubious title, as it barely grabbed second place. Silent Hill: Revolution 3D barely grabbed fifth place, while the less said about Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks the better. The overall box office collapsed by 28% compared to last week hitting just $93 million. It also fell compared to last year, the box office was down 11%, which is disappointing after a series of wins. However, last year Puss in Boots debuted and it was more of a November release opening a week early. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 with the margin at $8.71 billion to $8.40 billion, or 3.8%. The goal going forward is to maintain this lead, while any growth would be more than welcome. More...

International Box Office: Normal Activity

Paranormal Activity 4 opened in first place on the international chart with $26.35 million on 3,900 screens in 32 markets. This includes a number of major markets. It earned first place in Australia with $3.73 million on 321 screens and in Germany with $3.30 million on 316. It was also strong in Mexico topping the chart with $2.20 million on 956 and in Brazil with $1.81 million on 268. The film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $4.08 million on 416 screens and in Russia with $3.90 million on 810 screens. While it missed first place, it still did well in both markets. On the other hand, it really struggled in Spain earning fourth place with just $918,000 on 238 screens. It is still too early to tell where the film will end up, but this is a good start More...

Weekend Predictions: Outlook Looks Cloudy

There are four new films coming out in wide release this week and depending on who you ask, there are four films that have a shot at earning first place. Last Friday, I assumed Cloud Atlas would win, but its reviews have taken a major hit and it will likely finish below the overall positive level. This leaves an opening for Silent Hill: Revolution 3D, which is opening in the most theaters, but it has no reviews and direct competition. Argo has been leading the way on the daily chart and there's a chance it will climb into first place this weekend. There is also a chance that Paranormal Activity will retain first place, although it will have to avoid the predicted collapse. So which film will come out on top? I'm not sure. On the other hand, I'm fairly sure the other two wide releases will fail to find a substantial audience. Fun Size is opening in 2,800 theaters, but very few think it will do well. Even making the top five is likely out of the question. Meanwhile, Chasing Mavericks is opening in just over 2,000 theaters and it is another film that will likely miss the top five, maybe even the top ten. Compared to last year, 2012 is in trouble. Puss in Boots opened with just over $34 million and there's a small chance all four wide releases won't make that much combined this weekend. There's almost no chance 2012 will come out ahead, unless at least two of the new releases are much bigger than expected. More...

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Paranormal Inactivity

As everyone was expecting, Paranormal Activity 4 led the way on the box office chart this past weekend; however, it did so with much weaker than expected numbers. The other new release, Alex Cross, also missed expectations. On the other hand, the holdovers held on a lot better than expected. The overall box office was still weaker than last weekend, but only by 0.9%. We can call that a tie. Compared to last year, the overall box office rose by 6%. That's not a huge amount, but considering this weekend last year saw Paranormal Activity 3 break the record for biggest October opening, a victory by any margin is worth celebrating. Year-to-date, 2012 is maintaining its lead over 2011. 2012 currently has a 3.9% advantage over 2011's pace at $8.59 billion to $8.26 billion. Since 2011 didn't have a strong winter run, 2012 should be able to maintain, if not expand, its lead. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Active Will the Box Office Be?

It's the weekend before Halloween, so that must mean Paranormal Activity. The fourth installment in the franchise should dominate the box office, but the challenge is for Paranormal Activity 4 to top Paranormal Activity 3. The only other wide release of the week is Alex Cross, Tyler Perry's attempt to build a mainstream acting career. There's not a lot of buzz for that film. Last year Paranormal Activity 3 broke the record for biggest October opening. There's a slim chance that will happen this year as well, but probably not. On the other hand, the other three releases made roughly $14 million combined, so while we are not as strong at the top, there's better depth in 2012. More...

Contest: Dinos vs. Dora

There are only two wide releases coming out next week and nearly everyone thinks Paranormal Activity 4 will top Alex Cross. (To be fair, Tyler Perry has surprised analysts a lot of times in the past and this film might also do much better than expected.) In fact, there are some who think Paranormal Activity 4 could break the record for biggest October opening. As such, it is the clear choice target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Paranormal Activity 4. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of both Dinosaur Town: Dinosaurs A to Z on DVD and Dora the Explorer: Dora's Royal Rescue on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of both Dinosaur Town: Dinosaurs A to Z on DVD and Dora the Explorer: Dora's Royal Rescue on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: October

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 1 $15,110,106   3,412 $4,429   $15,110,106 1
2012/10/20 1 $9,420,228 -38% 3,412 $2,761   $24,530,334 2
2012/10/21 1 $4,473,532 -53% 3,412 $1,311   $29,003,866 3
2012/10/22 1 $1,286,277 -71% 3,412 $377   $30,290,143 4
2012/10/23 2 $1,493,521 +16% 3,412 $438   $31,783,664 5
2012/10/24 2 $1,036,385 -31% 3,412 $304   $32,820,049 6
2012/10/25 2 $1,137,316 +10% 3,412 $333   $33,957,365 7
2012/10/26 4 $3,130,953 +175% 3,412 $918   $37,088,318 8
2012/10/27 4 $3,559,413 +14% 3,412 $1,043   $40,647,731 9
2012/10/28 4 $1,819,820 -49% 3,412 $533   $42,467,551 10
2012/10/29 4 $490,322 -73% 3,412 $144   $42,957,873 11
2012/10/30 5 $705,661 +44% 3,412 $207   $43,663,534 12
2012/10/31 2 $1,036,912 +47% 3,412 $304   $44,700,446 13
2012/11/01 5 $576,768 -44% 3,412 $169   $45,277,214 14
2012/11/02 7 $1,451,808 +152% 3,006 $483   $46,729,022 15
2012/11/03 8 $1,938,255 +34% 3,006 $645   $48,667,277 16
2012/11/04 8 $862,405 -56% 3,006 $287   $49,529,682 17
2012/11/05 7 $313,750 -64% 3,006 $104   $49,843,432 18
2012/11/06 10 $320,132 +2% 3,006 $106   $50,163,564 19
2012/11/07 8 $217,085 -32% 3,006 $72   $50,380,649 20
2012/11/08 9 $239,930 +11% 3,006 $80   $50,620,579 21
2012/11/09 10 $630,115 +163% 2,348 $268   $51,250,694 22
2012/11/10 11 $867,929 +38% 2,348 $370   $52,118,623 23
2012/11/11 11 $481,989 -44% 2,348 $205   $52,600,612 24
2012/11/12 11 $209,367 -57% 2,348 $89   $52,809,979 25
2012/11/13 11 $130,823 -38% 2,348 $56   $52,940,802 26
2012/11/14 11 $105,692 -19% 2,348 $45   $53,046,494 27
2012/11/15 13 $74,349 -30% 2,348 $32   $53,120,843 28
2012/11/16 - $125,868 +69% 850 $148   $53,246,711 29
2012/11/17 - $171,269 +36% 850 $201   $53,417,980 30
2012/11/18 - $86,618 -49% 850 $102   $53,504,598 31
2012/11/19 - $42,440 -51% 850 $50   $53,547,038 32
2012/11/20 - $59,645 +41% 850 $70   $53,606,683 33
2012/11/21 - $9,221 -85% 108 $85   $53,615,904 34
2012/11/22 - $7,892 -14% 108 $73   $53,623,796 35
2012/11/23 - $20,515 +160% 108 $190   $53,644,311 36
2012/11/24 - $23,087 +13% 108 $214   $53,667,398 37
2012/11/25 - $9,313 -60% 108 $86   $53,676,711 38
2012/11/26 - $3,401 -63% 108 $31   $53,680,112 39
2012/11/27 - $3,804 +12% 108 $35   $53,683,916 40
2012/11/28 - $3,718 -2% 108 $34   $53,687,634 41
2012/11/29 - $4,138 +11% 108 $38   $53,691,772 42
2012/11/30 - $8,483 +105% 70 $121   $53,700,255 43
2012/12/01 - $11,784 +39% 70 $168   $53,712,039 44
2012/12/02 - $5,870 -50% 70 $84   $53,717,909 45
2012/12/03 - $2,417 -59% 70 $35   $53,720,326 46
2012/12/04 - $2,452 +1% 70 $35   $53,722,778 47
2012/12/05 - $2,405 -2% 70 $34   $53,725,183 48
2012/12/06 - $2,327 -3% 70 $33   $53,727,510 49
2012/12/07 - $6,267 +169% 48 $131   $53,733,777 50
2012/12/08 - $7,702 +23% 48 $160   $53,741,479 51
2012/12/09 - $3,935 -49% 48 $82   $53,745,414 52
2012/12/10 - $1,512 -62% 48 $32   $53,746,926 53
2012/12/11 - $1,703 +13% 48 $35   $53,748,629 54
2012/12/12 - $1,566 -8% 48 $33   $53,750,195 55
2012/12/13 - $1,423 -9% 48 $30   $53,751,618 56
2012/12/14 - $13,976 +882% 157 $89   $53,765,594 57
2012/12/15 - $25,468 +82% 157 $162   $53,791,062 58
2012/12/16 - $17,172 -33% 157 $109   $53,808,234 59
2012/12/17 - $6,906 -60% 157 $44   $53,815,140 60
2012/12/18 - $7,426 +8% 157 $47   $53,822,566 61
2012/12/19 - $7,387 -1% 157 $47   $53,829,953 62
2012/12/20 - $7,794 +6% 157 $50   $53,837,747 63
2012/12/21 - $3,411 -56% 50 $68   $53,841,158 64
2012/12/22 - $4,883 +43% 50 $98   $53,846,041 65
2012/12/23 - $3,847 -21% 50 $77   $53,849,888 66
2012/12/24 - $940 -76% 50 $19   $53,850,828 67
2012/12/25 - $3,066 +226% 50 $61   $53,853,894 68
2012/12/26 - $5,073 +65% 50 $101   $53,858,967 69
2012/12/27 - $5,102 +1% 50 $102   $53,864,069 70
2012/12/28 - $6,191 +21% 50 $124   $53,870,260 71
2012/12/29 - $8,240 +33% 50 $165   $53,878,500 72
2012/12/30 - $6,321 -23% 50 $126   $53,884,821 73
2012/12/31 - $2,173 -66% 50 $43   $53,886,994 74
2013/01/01 - $5,206 +140% 50 $104   $53,892,200 75
2013/01/02 - $4,341 -17% 50 $87   $53,896,541 76
2013/01/03 - $3,794 -13% 50 $76   $53,900,335 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/19 1 $29,003,866   3,412 $8,501   $29,003,866 3
2012/10/26 4 $8,510,186 -71% 3,412 $2,494   $42,467,551 10
2012/11/02 8 $4,252,468 -50% 3,006 $1,415   $49,529,682 17
2012/11/09 11 $1,980,033 -53% 2,348 $843   $52,600,612 24
2012/11/16 18 $383,755 -81% 850 $451   $53,504,598 31
2012/11/23 44 $52,915 -86% 108 $490   $53,676,711 38
2012/11/30 51 $26,137 -51% 70 $373   $53,717,909 45
2012/12/07 62 $17,904 -31% 48 $373   $53,745,414 52
2012/12/14 36 $56,616 +216% 157 $361   $53,808,234 59
2012/12/21 53 $12,141 -79% 50 $243   $53,849,888 66
2012/12/28 47 $20,752 +71% 50 $415   $53,884,821 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/3/20134185,187 185,187$3,146,327$3,146,3271
2/10/20131071,147-62% 256,334$1,390,212$4,536,5402
2/17/20131584,345+19% 340,679$1,264,332$5,800,8713
2/24/20132039,652-53% 380,331$787,092$6,587,9634
3/3/20132920,272-49% 400,603$401,183$6,989,1465

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/3/2013470,366 70,366$1,493,878$1,493,8781
2/10/2013818,311-74% 88,677$447,337$1,941,2152

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Paranormal Activity 4 HD Trailer