News briefs: Paranormal cruises; Ouija gets Tron writers

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Jul 4, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT

The ultra-low-budget supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity continued to scare up theatergoers over the Halloween weekend, taking in an estimated $16.5 million and raising its total so far to $84.8 million, reported; both Astro Boy and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant saw their totals fall about 55 percent from their poor openings.

Speaking of paranormal activity, the appearance of Ouija board in the movie has spurred activity in Universal's proposed Ouija-board-themed movie, with Tron Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz coming on board to write the game-to-film adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter's HeatVision blog reported.

CBS' Ghost Whisperer executive producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses have three drama TV shows in development at ABC, including the similarly themed Ghost World, which revolves around a male ghost who helps an ambitious femme homicide detective in New York crack her cases in the hopes of finding clues to his own life and death, Variety reported.