Weekend Box Office: ‘A Madea Halloween’ Scares Off ‘Inferno’

Weekend Box office

Whoa! After topping Jack Reacher: Never Go Back last weekend, Tyler Perry and Lionsgate’s Boo! A Madea Halloween overpowered another newcomer, the Tom Hanks and Ron Howard‘s latest Dan Brown adaptation, Inferno. The two Tom’s were unbeatable a few years ago, but that is definitely not the case anymore. 

Perry’s latest Madea movie added $16.7 million in its sophomore outing for a two-week total of $52 million.

The third installment of the Da Vinci Code franchise bombed with $15 million, well behind the $77 million debut of 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and the $46 million bow of 2009’s Angels & Demons. The $75 million-budgeted film received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (No. 3, $9.5 million), Warner Bros.’ The Accountant (No. 4, $8.4 million) and Universal Pictures’ Ouija: Origin of Evil (No. 5, $7 million) rounded out the top five. For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1. Boo! A Madea Halloween — $16.6 million ($52 mil.)
2. Inferno — $15 million
3. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back — $9.5 million ($39.6 mil.)
4. The Accountant — $8.4 million ($61.2 mil.)
5. Ouija: Origin of Evil — $7 million ($24.6 mil.)
6. The Girl on the Train — $4.2 million ($65.9 mil.)
7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — $3.9 million ($79.8 mil.)
8. Keeping Up with the Joneses — $3.3 million ($10.7 mil.)
9. Storks— $2.7 million ($68.2 mil.)
10. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — $2.1 million

Bollywood movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil went on to snag the tenth-place spot and $2.1 million at the box office, perhaps capturing audiences looking to celebrate Diwali at the cinemas.

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Next weekend, Marvel’s Doctor Strange opens in the US/Canada. The animated Trolls and the Mel Gibson‘s WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge will also release in domestic theaters.