Boo! A Madea Halloween scared up the number one at the box office for the second weekend in a row, with it’s total gross now over $50 million. Tom Hanks‘s Inferno was the only new film to crack the top five.
Here are the box office results for the five top-grossing films for the weekend of October 28 – 30, 2016:
A widowed mother (Elizabeth Reaser) unwittingly invites authentic evil into her home by adding a new stunt to bolster her séance scam business. When her youngest daughter (Lulu Wilson) is taken over by the evil spirit, her family confronts unthinkable fears to send her possessor away.
A mathematics savant (Ben Affleck) makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent hot on his heels, he gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, as the body count continues to rise.
Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) suddenly wakes up in a hospital in Florence, Italy, with no memory of how he get there and finds himself the target of a manhunt. With the help of a younger doctor (Felicity Jones), he must solve the most intricate riddle he’s ever faced.
Madea (Tyler Perry) spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens while fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies.
Inferno’s second place opening was a big disappointment for Sony, considering how well the previous Hanks/Howard outings did. Director Ron Howard has been struggling lately, with In the Heart of the Sea not performing as well last year at this time either.
Next week sees the anticipated release of another Marvel film, Doctor Strange, which already opened this past weekend to half the international market where it brought in an estimated $86 million.