Paranormal Activity 3 has proven that low budget horror can be a huge cash cow for the studio behind it. Twisted Pictures did it first with the SAW franchise with each film getting more expensive and less impressive and now Paramount has done it even more so with Paranormal Activity.
Paranormal Activity 3 has reportedly made $80million at the box office this past weekend making it the largest horror release of all time according to Deadline. Considering the film was made for only $5million it is a safe bet that Paramount is laughing all they way to the bank. The original film was made for $15,000 and the followup was made for around $2million. Combined the films have now made in excess of $250million with a less then $8million dollar investment.
What did you think of Paranormal Activity 3? Are you excited for Paranormal Activity 4 and 5? Be sure to read Luke’s Paranormal Activity 3 review