Horror movies dominated the box office in America this past weekend (23-25Oct09) with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY beating out the sixth SAW movie as the nation's top film.
The low-budget horror hit scored with a $22 million (£14.6 million) weekend take, while Saw VI opened with $14.8 million (£9.9 million).
Last week's (18Oct09) chart topper, Where the Wild Things Are, drops to three while Law Abiding Citizen and comedy Couples Retreat round out the top five.
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The actress will no doubt be returning for the long-running FX series.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.