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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,297,124Details
International Box Office $59,799,429Details
Worldwide Box Office $78,096,553
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $598,653 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $562,354 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,161,007
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The film will follow supernatural events that take place in the residence of a newly-moved family. The brothers in the family discover old tapes of Katie and Kristi being taught supernatural abilities by their grandmother. They also find a camera that can see paranormal phenomena the human eye can’t. The movie aims to answer all the remaining questions about the franchise’s mythology.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
13% - Rotten
Audience
28% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 23rd, 2015 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: October 21st, 2015 (Wide) (France)
October 21st, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
October 22nd, 2015 (Wide), released as Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (Australia)
October 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
October 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Brazil)
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Video Release: December 15th, 2015 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language and some horror violence.
(Rating bulletin 2393, 9/30/2015)
Running Time: 88 minutes
Franchise: Paranormal Activity
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Blumhouse, Solana Films, Room 101
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,652 $207,994 Nov 20, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,035 $888,545 Nov 13, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,087 $1,635,800 Nov 6, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,777 $3,435,120 Oct 30, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,137 $8,070,493 Oct 23, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,647 1,656 Oct 23, 2015 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,094 2.44 Oct 23, 2015 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,396 40.9% Oct 23, 2015 1

Cast

   Leila
Chris J. Murray    Ryan
Katie Featherston    Katie
Brittany Shaw    Emily
Olivia Taylor Dudley    Skyler
Jessica Tyler Brown    Kristi
Daniel Gill    Mike
Chloe Cserngey    Katie
Cara Pifko    Julie
Michael Krawic    Father Todd
Hallie Foote    Grandma Lois
Don McManus    Kent
Mark Steger    Toby

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jason Harry Pagan
Screenwriter    Andrew Deutschman
Screenwriter    Adam Robitel
Screenwriter    Gavin Heffernan
Story by    Brantley Aufill
Story by    Jason Harry Pagan
Story by    Andrew Deutschman
Based on the Film 'Paranormal Activity' by    Oren Peli
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Oren Peli
Executive Producer    Steven Schneider
Editor    Michel Aller
Visual Effects Producer    Dane Allan Smith

Home Market Releases for January 12th, 2016

January 12th, 2016

David Bowie: Blackstar

It is a busy week for first run releases with four of them on this week's list. Of these, The Martian is the biggest and the best. It would have been the Pick of the Week except for two things. One, the screener is late. Two, David Bowie passed away over the weekend. He died after an 18-month battle with cancer and just two days after his last album came out. This is the the most poignant Rock'n'Roll death since Freddie Mercury and it seems fitting to give Blackstar the title of Pick of the Week. More...

International Box Office: Spectre Nearly Another Milestone

November 10th, 2015

Spectre

As expected, Spectre remained in first pulling in $117.8 million in 73 markets for totals of $223.1 million internationally and $293.1 million worldwide. This is almost as much as it cost to make, so if it can double this figure, it should be able to break even eventually. The film's biggest market was the U.K. where it added $19.99 million on 696 screens over the weekend for a total of $98.82 million. It has already overtaken Jurassic World for the biggest hit of the year in the U.K. and should have no trouble rocketing into the top five on the all-time chart there. The film's biggest opening was in Germany, where it pulled in $18.06 million on 1,460 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $20.26 million. This is about 15% lower than Skyfall's opening in that market. Likewise, the film wasn't as strong during its debut in Russia earning $6.29 million on 2,112 screens, compared to $8.27 million on 1,254 screens for Skyfall. At this pace, Spectre will definitely fail to match Skyfall, but anything close to $800 million will be enough to break even, perhaps before it reaches the home market. It all depends on how much its global advertising campaign cost. More...

International Box Office: Spectre has Spectacular Start

November 5th, 2015

Spectre

Spectre opened in first place with $80.4 million during its seven-day opening weekend. That doesn't seem like a huge amount, especially considering some of the opening weekends we've seen on the international stage this year. However, there is a mitigating factor. It was only playing in six markets. This includes the U.K., where the film broke records with $62.82 million in 651 theaters. This is equivalent to a $300 million opening week here, which would be the record for a seven-day box office here. We shouldn't get too ahead of ourselves, as Bond films have a natural affinity for that market. It does mean Spectre has a real shot at a $100 million opening weekend here. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office is in Crisis Mode

November 2nd, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

Most people expected the box office to be really weak this past weekend, but I don't think anyone anticipated this. How bad was this past weekend? All three new releases missed the Mendoza line* and there were no new releases in the top five. The overall box office was just $75 million, which was the lowest for the year and the fourth worst weekend in the past decade. This represents a 28% drop-off from last week and a 21% drop-off from the same weekend last year. 2015's overall lead over 2014 shrunk from 5.2% to 4.7%. The overall lead fell by $40 million at $8.69 billion to $8.31 billion. This is reason to panic, or it would be if Spectre wasn't opening on Friday. The film is breaking records in the U.K. and should be an explosive hit here. Hopefully it will do well enough that we can pretend the past two weeks never happened. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Burnt Out

October 30th, 2015

Burnt

Two of the three wide releases had Thursday previews, with Burnt having the bigger of the two films' launches. Bigger is a relative term. It only managed $250,000 during its previews, which is bad news. Its bad news for the studio, as this doesn't bode well for its box office chances. It is also bad new for me, because this is so low it is hard to find other films to compare it with. It is about 10% lower than The Green Inferno, which is about as close a match as I could find, but those two films share almost none of their respective audiences. The Intern is a closer match as far as audiences are concerned. That film earned $650,000 during its previews on its way to a $24.90 million opening weekend. Burnt has worse reviews, so it likely won't have the same internal multiplier. Even so, it should make between $7 million and $9 million, which is a little higher than predicted, but not enough to keep the studio happy. More...

International Box Office: Martian Completes Another Orbit

October 28th, 2015

The Martian

The Martian returned to first place with $30.0 million in 73 markets for totals of $218.8 million internationally and $385.0 million worldwide. The film's only major market opening was in France where it earned second place with $6.81 million on 560 screens. It also remained in first place in South Korea with $3.99 million on 731 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $28.43 million. I don't know if it has broken even yet, but it is very close to getting there. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases were Hunted Down

October 26th, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter

Most of the new releases were not expected to do well at the box office. ... Almost no one saw this coming. We had some near-record bombs this weekend and even the best of the new releases were terrible. This left The Martian in first place; in fact, the top three spots and four of the top five were held by holdovers. The best new release, The Last Witch Hunter, barely cracked the $10 million mark. The overall box office fell 14% from last weekend to $105 million. This was also 9.5% lower than the same weekend last year. Midweek numbers were better this year than last year, so the year-over-year actually improved and 2015 now has a 5.2% lead over 2014 at $8.60 billion to $8.18 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Martian Avoids the Wreckage

October 25th, 2015

The Martian

Dismal is about the politest word that can be applied to the box office performance of new releases this weekend. None of the five films new in wide release managed to make the top three on the chart, and two of them didn’t even crack the top ten. That leaves The Martian and Goosebumps to battle it out for first place, and a fourth-week decline of just 25% for The Martian looks virtually certain to give it the win. Fox projects it will make $15.9 million for a total by the end of the weekend of $166 million or so. Its performance to date falls neatly between that of Interstellar and Gravity, which puts the sci-fi adventure on course for a final domestic box office of $230 million (see full comps here). More...

Friday Estimates: Rock Bottom

October 24th, 2015

Rock the Kasbah

Where to start? There are so many new releases to talk about and none of them did well. Some did so poorly that talking about them seems mean. So, let’s start by saying that Friday’s box office chart was led by The Martian, while Goosebumps has a shot at repeating on top of the chart, with each film earning about $14 million to $15 million. Meanwhile, Bridge of Spies should earn third place over the weekend with between $11 million and $12 million. More...

Midnight Box Office: Not a lot of (Paranormal) Activity at Midnight Showings

October 23rd, 2015

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

There were four films that had midnight shows last night, but none of them did particularly well. In fact, had their combined total been earned by one movie, it still wouldn't be much to celebrate about. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension led the way with $600,000 in 1,000 theaters. This is substantially lower than the $800,000 Crimson Peak earned just last week, and that film wasn't a big hit at the box office during its opening weekend. Additionally, Crimson Peak's reviews are a lot better The Ghost Dimension's reviews are. Add in the sequel effect and we could be in for a really bad opening weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Moviegoers Should be Scared to See a New Release this Weekend

October 22nd, 2015

Jem and the Holograms

The box office prediction contests for the past few weeks have had a horror / "horror" theme. That is to say, two people won horror movies and the third won movies that were so bad it is scary they exist. There are four new releases this weekend and they all epitomize the latter. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has a review embargo, which is never a good sign, while the other three wide releases are all earning less than 20% positive reviews. Does that mean there's nothing worth seeing this week? Nope. Fortunately, Steve Jobs is expanding wide and should earn first place at the box office. It is the only film on this week's list with a shot at $20 million. This weekend last year, Ouija nearly reached $20 million and five other films earned $10 million. I don't think we will match that this year. It could be close and any gain or loss in the year-over-year comparison should be in single digits, so there's no reason to be overly concerned. More...

Contest: On the Hunt

October 16th, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter

Next weekend is a bit of a mess when it comes to the wide releases. Steve Jobs is expected to win, but it is currently in limited release and we don't like using these films as the target film. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension was expected to come in second place, but Paramount Pictures' plan for an early VOD release has caused some theater owners to not book the film. This leaves Jem and the Holograms and The Last Witch Hunter as the possible choices for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. As such, The Last Witch Hunter is the only choice for the target film for this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Last Witch Hunter.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. There is a difference this time. Two people will earn Frankenprizes consisting of two horror movies. The other winner will earn a Frankprize consisting of two "horror" movies, that is to say movies so bad that it will fill you with horror. We are going to do this again next week, and maybe even during Christmas, with two presents and a lump of coal. We might do this regularly for as long as I have bad movies to give away. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/23 6 $8,070,493   1,656 $4,873   $8,070,493 3
2015/10/30 7 $3,435,120 -57% 1,530 $2,245   $13,554,743 10
2015/11/06 10 $1,635,800 -52% 1,087 $1,505   $16,267,178 17
2015/11/13 16 $888,545 -46% 785 $1,132   $17,785,862 24
2015/11/20 25 $207,994 -77% 361 $576   $18,244,445 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/23 5 $3,302,140   1,656 $1,994   $3,302,140 1
2015/10/24 6 $3,070,267 -7% 1,656 $1,854   $6,372,407 2
2015/10/25 6 $1,698,086 -45% 1,656 $1,025   $8,070,493 3
2015/10/26 6 $534,645 -69% 1,656 $323   $8,605,138 4
2015/10/27 6 $641,782 +20% 1,656 $388   $9,246,920 5
2015/10/28 8 $433,136 -33% 1,656 $262   $9,680,056 6
2015/10/29 8 $439,567 +1% 1,656 $265   $10,119,623 7
2015/10/30 7 $1,163,330 +165% 1,530 $760   $11,282,953 8
2015/10/31 7 $1,452,089 +25% 1,530 $949   $12,735,042 9
2015/11/01 9 $819,701 -44% 1,530 $536   $13,554,743 10
2015/11/02 9 $274,547 -67% 1,530 $179   $13,829,290 11
2015/11/03 9 $340,535 +24% 1,530 $223   $14,169,825 12
2015/11/04 10 $229,825 -33% 1,530 $150   $14,399,650 13
2015/11/05 10 $231,728 +1% 1,530 $151   $14,631,378 14
2015/11/06 10 $507,585 +119% 1,087 $467   $15,138,963 15
2015/11/07 10 $756,558 +49% 1,087 $696   $15,895,521 16
2015/11/08 10 $371,657 -51% 1,087 $342   $16,267,178 17
2015/11/09 11 $120,118 -68% 1,087 $111   $16,387,296 18
2015/11/10 11 $195,206 +63% 1,087 $180   $16,582,502 19
2015/11/11 11 $201,249 +3% 1,087 $185   $16,783,751 20
2015/11/12 12 $113,566 -44% 1,087 $104   $16,897,317 21
2015/11/13 - $287,644 +153% 785 $366   $17,184,961 22
2015/11/14 - $400,012 +39% 785 $510   $17,584,973 23
2015/11/15 - $200,889 -50% 785 $256   $17,785,862 24
2015/11/16 - $68,451 -66% 785 $87   $17,854,313 25
2015/11/17 - $85,255 +25% 785 $109   $17,939,568 26
2015/11/18 - $58,417 -31% 785 $74   $17,997,985 27
2015/11/19 - $38,466 -34% 785 $49   $18,036,451 28
2015/11/20 - $66,172 +72% 361 $183   $18,102,623 29
2015/11/21 - $91,035 +38% 361 $252   $18,193,658 30
2015/11/22 - $50,787 -44% 361 $141   $18,244,445 31
2015/11/23 - $27,320 -46% 361 $76   $18,271,765 32
2015/11/24 - $25,359 -7% 361 $70   $18,297,124 33

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/23 6 $10,119,623   1,656 $6,111   $10,119,623 7
2015/10/30 8 $4,511,755 -55% 1,530 $2,949   $14,631,378 14
2015/11/06 10 $2,265,939 -50% 1,087 $2,085   $16,897,317 21
2015/11/13 15 $1,139,134 -50% 785 $1,451   $18,036,451 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 10/29/2015 $958,618 102 102 310 $2,408,119 1/13/2016
Australia 10/22/2015 $966,269 329 329 1188 $2,513,837 12/16/2015
Austria 10/22/2015 $329,321 72 72 315 $988,073 6/9/2016
Belgium 10/28/2015 $249,559 44 51 174 $601,501 12/16/2015
Bolivia 10/29/2015 $86,358 18 18 74 $361,670 12/16/2015
Brazil 10/22/2015 $1,586,431 564 564 1989 $5,335,114 2/5/2016
Cambodia 10/23/2015 $27,891 14 14 26 $57,178 11/17/2015
Central America 10/29/2015 $387,672 141 141 141 $387,672 11/3/2015
Chile 10/22/2015 $291,344 91 91 244 $848,382 12/8/2015
Colombia 10/22/2015 $551,557 251 251 370 $1,494,509 11/10/2015
Czech Republic 10/22/2015 $88,778 78 78 111 $214,518 11/10/2015
Denmark 10/22/2015 $0 0 42 53 $566,112 12/1/2015
Ecuador 10/23/2015 $175,625 69 69 171 $676,309 11/17/2015
Estonia 10/23/2015 $18,596 14 14 18 $46,484 11/10/2015
Finland 10/23/2015 $66,940 76 76 216 $176,082 12/1/2015
France 10/21/2015 $2,326,863 201 201 773 $4,798,677 11/17/2015
Germany 10/22/2015 $2,042,075 321 376 2064 $6,172,295 9/5/2016
Indonesia 10/28/2015 $658,004 207 207 328 $1,311,685 12/21/2015
Iraq 10/22/2015 $8,686 3 3 14 $42,517 12/8/2015
Israel 10/29/2015 $96,241 18 18 66 $349,226 12/1/2015
Kuwait 10/29/2015 $21,100 2 2 5 $93,378 11/17/2015
Lebanon 10/22/2015 $15,214 10 10 23 $40,076 1/5/2016
Malaysia 10/29/2015 $217,396 110 126 367 $559,404 12/21/2015
Mexico 10/22/2015 $2,612,854 0 989 1029 $5,272,870 11/25/2015
Netherlands 10/22/2015 $327,082 50 50 235 $1,012,259 12/1/2015
New Zealand 10/23/2015 $135,397 52 52 227 $370,297 12/16/2015
Oman 10/22/2015 $2,548 1 1 1 $2,547 10/27/2015
Peru 10/22/2015 $464,779 165 165 360 $1,226,239 12/1/2015
Philippines 10/21/2015 $0 0 22 34 $280,435 11/17/2015
Russia (CIS) 10/22/2015 $1,756,001 1200 1200 3012 $3,236,725 11/11/2015
Singapore 10/29/2015 $131,665 28 29 69 $267,676 11/25/2015
Slovakia 10/22/2015 $55,665 45 45 96 $110,792 11/11/2015
South Africa 10/23/2015 $22,365 17 17 17 $22,365 10/27/2015
South Korea 4/21/2016 $243,339 353 353 353 $327,906 6/9/2016
Spain 10/23/2015 $308,157 250 250 896 $1,064,871 12/21/2015
Sweden 10/23/2015 $0 0 68 129 $857,793 12/1/2015
Switzerland 10/22/2015 $0 0 8 8 $494,263 11/25/2015
Turkey 10/23/2015 $158,966 170 181 549 $636,800 12/1/2015
Ukraine 10/22/2015 $143,852 198 198 549 $331,997 11/25/2015
United Arab Emirates 10/22/2015 $177,357 42 42 79 $413,234 11/25/2015
United Kingdom 10/23/2015 $2,258,670 405 413 1645 $6,092,043 12/29/2015
Uruguay 10/29/2015 $4,279 6 10 26 $130,150 12/1/2015
Venezuela 10/23/2015 $0 0 30 92 $1,810,571 1/13/2016
 
Rest of World $5,794,778
 
International Total$59,799,429 9/5/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/17/20161117,661 17,661$321,077$321,0775

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/17/2016813,570 13,570$386,617$386,6175

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