Scary movies reigned supreme at the Halloween box office. Newcomer Saw 3D came in at No. 1 with 22.5 million, followed by last week's champ, Paranormal Activity 2 which continued to spook audiences and took in $16.5 million. Saw 3D 's win isn't a complete victory, however; the opening is only the fifth-best in the seven-film franchise, leaving some critics to question if the series has lost momentum.
For those moviegoers who weren't looking for a fright, Red proved to be a viable alternative. It came in third with $10.8 million, while Jackass 3D and Hereafter finished out the top five with $8.4 million and $6.3 million respectively.