The comedy Couples Retreat led the box office this past weekend, but the big surprise was the scare flick Paranormal Activity which managed to take number four while playing only 160 theaters. Here's the top five:

1. Couples Retreat: $34.3 million
2. Zombieland: $14.8 million
3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: $11.5 million
4. Paranormal Activity: $7.9 million
5. Toy Story / Toy Story 2: $7.7 million

We've got three new films going into wide release this Friday:

Law Abiding Citizen
What's It All About:
Jaimie Foxx is the District Attorney and Gerard Butler is the crazed man determined to avenge himself upon the legal system that allowed his wife and daughter's murderers to go free.
Why It Might Do Well:
Foxx is an Oscar-winner.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
The plot feels like a recycled Death Wish for the twenty-first century.
Number of Theaters:
2,700
Prediction:
$11 million


Where the Wild Things Are
What's It All About:
Spike Jonze directs this feature adaptation of the classic children's book.
Why It Might Do Well:
The book has been around since 1963 and has built quite a following.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
Will kids go for the cool but non-digital characters?
Number of Theaters:
3,500
Prediction:
$36 million