#BOXOFFICE: “INFERNO” DELIVERS A MODERATE FLAME IN OPENING
On a tepid weekend at the Movies, INFERNO delivers a moderate flame in its debut for Sony Pictures. This third installment in the Dan Brown Novel Adaptation Series opens with $15.5 million from 3,576 theatres. By contrast, the first installment, THE DA VINCI CODE opened in 2006 with $77 million. Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore, although Critics were harsh with a 20% on the Tomatometer.
After a number one debut last weekend, TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN slips to second with $15 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Over two weeks it has made $50.2 million.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is in third this weekend with $9.4 million. over two weeks, it has grossed $39.5 million for Paramount Pictures.
THE ACCOUNTANT continues to be bankable for Warner Bros., in fourth now in its third week out with $8.3 million. In total it has grossed $61 million domestically.
STORKS finds itself in ninth for Warner Bros. with $2.6 million, earning $68 million over six weeks.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Bollywood title AI DIL HAI MUSHKIL with $2.4 million from 302 theatres.
Bubbling under is A24/Elevation Pictures‘ MOONLIGHT which has garnered universal acclaim on the Festival circuit. It earns $886k from 36 theatres across North America, a very healthy average of $24.6k per theatre.
#BOXOFFICE: “A MADEA HALLOWEEN” SPOOKS ITS WAY TO #1!
In an unexpected turn of events, TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN debuts atop the Box Office for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $24.5 million from 2,260 theatres across North America. Despite a 31% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a resilient A CinemaScore explaining why it is audiences keep coming back for more and more Madea!
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK debuts in second spot for Paramount Pictures with $22 million from 3,780 theatres. It gets a 39% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
In third is THE ACCOUNTANT with $15 million for Warner Bros., totaling $47 million over two weeks.
OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL debuts in fourth spot for Universal Pictures with $13 million from 3,167 theatres. It gets a C CinemaScore from Audiences, but a fantastic 81% on the Tomatometer from Critics. Its 2014 Predecessor opened with $19.8 million.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is in fifth this weekend with $$7.4 million for Universal Pictures. Over three weeks it has made $59 million domestically.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES opens in seventh for 20th Century Fox with $5.4 million from 3,022 theatres. The Action-Comedy despite a stacked cast including Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and Zach Galifianakis, manages only an 18% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? in its second week rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.9 million for Universal Pictures. It has made $18.8 million total thus far.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE ACCOUNTANT” DELIVERS RETURNS IN DEBUT
THE ACCOUNTANT opens at the top of the Box Office this weekend with $25 million from 3,332 theatres for Warner Bros. While the Film starring bankable Ben Affleck gets only 51% on the Tomatometer, it gets a solid A CinemaScore from Audiences.
Slipping to second this weekend is THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN with $12.7 million for Universal Pictures. Over two weeks, the Thriller has made $47.3 million domestically.
In third is KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? with $12.3 million for Universal Pictures. The Comedy Special/Documentary plays in 2,568 theatres.
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN lands in fourth with $8.6 million for 20th Century Fox, totalling $65 million in its third week.
DEEPWATER HORIZON is in fifth this weekend with $6.3 million, with a total $49.3 million in its third week for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Fox Searchlight‘s THE BIRTH OF A NATION with $2.2 milllion, a total of $12.1 million over two weeks.