Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween interrupted the Hollywood status quo for the second consecutive week, beating out another should-have-been blockbuster, and hauling in $16.7 million for a total of $52 million.
The Lionsgate film has nearly tripled in earnings the $20 million budget to make the film. The Tyler Perry comedy’s victory is an upset. Heading into the weekend, Inferno was to make $20 million—a figure that easily would have secured it a first place finish.
“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” snagged third place with roughly $9.6 million. The Tom Cruise thriller has earned $39.7 million in two weeks of release. Fourth place went to Warner Bros.’ “The Accountant,” which added $8.5 million to its $61.3 million haul. “Ouija: Origin of Evil” rounded out the top five, earning $7.1 million to bring its domestic total to $24.6 million.
Top 10 at the box office ending Sunday, Oct. 30:
Boo! A Madea Halloween, $16.7 million.
Inferno, $15 million.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, $9.6 million.
The Accountant, $8.5 million.
Ouija: Origin of Evil, $7.1 million.
The Girl on the Train, $4.3 million.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, $4 million.