Box Office: ‘Madea’ Remains No. 1, ‘Inferno’ Bombs
It was a disappointing Halloween at the box office, as Ron Howard has his fourth box office bomb in a row, and a rare miss for Tom Hanks: Inferno debuted at No. 2 with an underwhelming $15 million. It was expected that Inferno would claim the top spot with a gross between $20 million-$30 million, due in large part to being the weekend’s only new offering outside Indian romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which landed at No. 10. Inferno turned out to be the latest franchise revival in 2016 to fail to take off.
If there’s a positive in any of this, it’s that Inferno is doing slightly better overseas, raking in approximately $132.9 million. The film opened a month early internationally, which gave the drama a healthy head start, allowing Inferno to recoup its $75 million budget before even releasing in North America. But the domestic gross here comes in well behind the last film in the series, 2009’s Angels and Demons, which earned $46 million for its opening weekend.
As for the No. 1 film this week, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween suffered a decline of only 41%, earning $16.7 million to bring its 10-day North American total to around $52 million. Madea is topping the box office at a time where four out of the Top 5 films at this weekend’s box office are franchise offerings, as Jack Reacher: Never Go Back came in at No. 3 with $9.5 million, and Ouija: Origin of Evil came in at No. 5 with $7.1 million, just behind the $8.5 million gross of The Accountant.
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: 10/31/2016
1. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ($16.7 million)
2. Inferno ($15 million)
3. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back ($9.5 million)
4. The Accountant ($8.5 million)
5. Ouija: Origin of Evil ($7.1 million)
6. The Girl on the Train ($4.3 million)
7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ($4 million)
8. Keeping Up With the Joneses ($3.4 million)
9. Storks ($2.8 million)
10. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ($2.1 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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