Box Office: ‘Madea Halloween’ Scares Up $27.6 Million Debut
Halloween is just a week away, so it’s not that surprising to learn that a Halloween-themed film has claimed the No. 1 spot in the country, as Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween earned an impressive $27.6 million at the weekend box office.
The opening of the new Madea movie marks Tyler Perry’s best showing as a director in six years, earning a healthy opening weekend across 2,260 theaters. Naturally, this was more than enough to squeak out the win against the newest Tom Cruise action movie, as Jack Reacher: Never Go Back came in at No. 2 with $23 million. Although the movie failed to beat Madea, despite opening in over 1,000 more theaters than the new Madea movie, this is still considered a solid opening for Cruise’s movie, as it opened above the first Jack Reacher movie. The first film in the Jack Reacher franchise earned just $15 million in 2012, but went on to earn $218.3 million worldwide. If this film is similarly successful, then it shouldn’t have any problem recouping its $60 million budget, and then some.
Ouija: Origin of Evil debuted at No. 3 with $14.1 million against a budget of less than $9 million. Although it opened behind the $19.9 million debut of the first Ouija in 2014, it’s expected the film will continue to have legs through Halloween next weekend.
As for the weekend’s other big newcomer, Keeping Up With the Joneses earned $5.6 million, marking the tenth-worst debut of all-time for a film opening in over 3,000 theaters. Costing $40 million to make, the film is a straight-up bomb for Fox 2000.
The Accountant earned the No. 4 spot with $14 million in its second weekend, to bring its 10-day North American gross to $47.9 million. Meanwhile, The Girl On the Train rounded out the Top 5 with $7.3 million, to bring its domestic total to $60 million so far.
But how did the rest of the films perform at the weekend box office? Check out the full Top 10 below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 10/24/2016
1. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ($28.5 million)
2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back ($22.9 million)
3. Ouija: Origin of Evil ($14.1 million)
4. The Accountant ($13.6 million)
5. The Girl on the Train ($7.2 million)
6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ($5.9 million)
7. Keeping Up With the Joneses ($5.5 million)
8. Kevin Hart: What Now? ($4.1 million)
9. Storks ($4.0 million)
10. Deepwater Horizon ($3.4 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the theaters this weekend, and what do you want to see at the movies in the weeks to come? Sound off in the comments!
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