October 31, 2009 at 09:51 PM EDT

Michael Jackson’s This Is It danced over the competition on Friday, earning an estimated $7.9 million for a three-day total of $19.1 million. Meanwhile, audiences on the hunt for Halloween scares opted for Paranormal Activity ($6.1 million) over Saw VI ($1.9 million), which took a steep 74 percent fall compared to this time last week. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a full weekend report.

More box office news:

Box office preview: ‘This is It’ destined to win the weekend

Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ grosses $7.4 million in U.S. on opening day

Box Office Report: ‘Paranormal Activity’ conjures $22 million for No. 1 spot

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