By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Paranormal Activity 4, the fourth horror thriller in the surveillance-camera franchise, finished in first place by earning an estimated $30-million on its debut weekend.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley As Snow Moves In
Second place went to the holdover, Argo, the Ben Affleck suspense thriller. Its total was just under $17-million.
In third place with between $13-million and $14-million was Hotel Transylvania, while the box-office leader of the last two weekends, Taken 2, was just behind it.READ MORE: Eagles Fans At McGillin's Old Ale House Disappointed In 'Embarrassing' Loss To Buccaneers
And rounding out the top five was the weekend’s other new release, Alex Cross, the police procedural with Tyler Perry in the title role, which earned just under $12-million.
Overall, industry-wide totals were slightly ahead of last year’s pace.MORE NEWS: Officials Across Delaware Valley Focus On Road Preparations In Anticipation Of Snow, Rain