WELL, HERE'S SOMETHING we definitely haven't seen in a while: stop-motion ghosts! From Laika, the studio that made Coraline and Corpse Ghost, comes ParaNorman, a spooky animated feature about a boy (Norman, voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who can see and talk to ghosts. Other voice cast includes Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, and Casey Affleck. Stop-motion animated movies have generally done respectably at the box office, especially when specifically targeted to kids; Coraline opened at $16M, Chicken Run at $17M. On the other hand, more "adult" stop-motion movies like Corpse Bride and Fantastic Mr. Fox didn't fare so well, at a woeful $388k and $265k in limited initial release. So will the kids buy in? It depends on the popularity of ghost, monsters, ghouls, et al, in the kid-o-sphere. This may have fared better closer to Halloween, but on the other hand, it stars a real kid (relatability!) and real kids will still be out of school. We think it might make $18M, but single digits are a haunting possibility.