Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween held onto the top spot at the weekend box office bringing in $16.6 million in its second weekend, this bringing its total to date to $52 million ($20 production budget).
Tyler Perry admitted that the on-going success of Madea continues to surprise him. Perry commented, “I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again: The minute the audience stops coming that old broad is dead,” he laughed to TheWrap.com. “But every time I say it they show up. So, as long as they want her to, she’ll be around. But I’m determined not to be her age playing her. I’m just really grateful the audience showed up. My audience is like the country music audience – they’re so loyal, so faithful, and as always, I’m grateful to them.”
Tom Hanks’ Inferno brought in $15 million ($75 million production budget). The Ron Howard directed film, which is the third installment of The Da Vinci Code franchise fell short of expectations and predictions with its disappointing opening. The film also garnered poor reviews from a majority of critics, and is the lowest opening for all the movies based on Dan Brown’s books released to date – the first film scored $77.1 million upon its release in 2006, while the sequel, 2009’s Angels & Demons, debuted with $46 million.
Coming in third was Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in its second weekend bringing in $9.5 million. In at fourth was the Atlanta-filmed The Accountant starring Ben Affleck. The film brought in $8.4 million in its third week of release, bringing its current total to $61 million ($44 million production budget). And rounding out the top five was Ouija: Origin of Evil bringing in $7 million in its second weekend (total gross to date: $24 million / $9 million production budget).
Coming out this Friday, November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange, Trolls, Hacksaw Ridge, and Loving.