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Weekend Box Office Report: October 21-23, 2016

10.23.2016

Boo! Madea scares off the competition!

Tyler Perry once again donned his dress and wig for audience amusement this weekend and put BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN on top at the box office with an estimated opening of $27.6 million!

The seventh movie in Perry's Madea franchise had a strong start, only surpassed by the $30 million opening of MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION in 2006 and the series high $41 million for MADEA GOES TO JAIL in 2009.

Perry's PG-13 costume comedy had a reported cost of $20 million. Critics weren't entirely overjoyed to see the filmmaker back in women's clothing, giving BOO! an average of 31% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Tom Cruise decided to go back to Jack Reacher for JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, but had to settle for second place with an opening of $23 million. The actor's second time as author Lee Child's roving ex-military badass did get a better start than the $15.2 million opening of 2012's JACK REACHER, which went on to $80 million domestic and $218 million worldwide.

The new sequel, which switched out original director Christopher McQuarrie with Cruise's THE LAST SAMURAI collaborator Ed Zwick, reportedly cost $60 million to make and has collected an additional $31 million overseas. The PG-13 action-thriller didn't blow away critics, who gave it an average 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. (Read the JoBlo review HERE!)

The only straight horror option this Halloween season was OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, which opened in third with $14 million. The new PG-13 supernatural spooker, which only cost a reported $9 million, came up short of the $19.8 million opening for the first OUIJA in October 2014. The scary sequel scored a shocking 81% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. (Check out the JoBlo review right HERE.)

Last weekend's winner THE ACCOUNTANT adjusted its figures to fourth place with $14 million, a loss of 43% from its opening. The R-rated Ben Affleck action-drama has a ten-day domestic total of $47.9 million (on a reported budget of $44 million).

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN pulled into fifth place with $7.2 million. The Emily Blunt thriller, adapted from the bestselling Paula Hakwins novel, has crossed $100 million worldwide on its third weekend in theaters. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN followed in sixth with $6 million as the Tim Burton-directed fantasy has reached $224 million worldwide.

Opening in seventh was KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES with $5.6 million. The new action-comedy, which has suburban couple Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher discovering new neighbors Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot are spies, cost a reported $40 million. Critics weren't charmed by the espionage antics (from SUPERBAD director Greg Mottola), giving the movie 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. (The JoBlo review is HERE.)

Kevin Hart's stand-up act KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? dropped to eighth place with $4.1 million, a plunge of 65% from last weekend's second-place opening. The comedian's third performance movie has a ten-day domestic total of $18.9 million.

The animated STORKS was in ninth place with $4 million, while the Mark Wahlberg/Kurt Russell drama DEEPWATER HORIZON sank to the bottom with $3.6 million for a domestic total of $55.2 million after a month in release.

Outside the chart, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN rode off into the sunset along with MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE. The Tom Hanks drama SULLY finally landed beyond the Top 10 (with $120 million domestic), and THE BIRTH OF A NATION disappeared after two weeks on the list.

In limited release, the acclaimed indie drama MOONLIGHT had an enormous $103k per-screen average, the highest of the year so far. Chan-wook Park's crime drama THE HANDMAIDEN also had an impressive $91k per-screen average.

Next weekend has director Ron Howard reteaming with Tom Hanks for their third Dan Brown adaptation INFERNO (which has already gathered $94 million in international release).

What is your favorite movie directed by Ron Howard? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Boo! A Madea Halloween $27.6 M
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2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $23 M
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3. Ouija: Origin of Evil $14 M
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4. The Accountant $14 M $47.9 M
5. The Girl on the Train $7.2 M $58.9 M
6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $6 M $74.4 M
7. Keeping Up with the Joneses $5.6 M
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8. Kevin Hart: What Now? $4.1 M $18.9 M
9. Storks $4 M $64.7 M
10. Deepwater Horizon $3.6 M $55.2 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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1:06AM on 10/25/2016
Will never understand the appeal of this Madea shit.
Will never understand the appeal of this Madea shit.
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11:57AM on 10/24/2016
Madea beats Jack Reacher? Now that's a Halloween trick!
Madea beats Jack Reacher? Now that's a Halloween trick!
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8:19AM on 10/24/2016
My god, how many Madea movies are there now?! It feels like if Tyler Perry doesn't get an acting gig, he'll just make another Made "insert stupid title here" movie.
My god, how many Madea movies are there now?! It feels like if Tyler Perry doesn't get an acting gig, he'll just make another Made "insert stupid title here" movie.
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12:49AM on 10/24/2016

w.......t........f

Boo! Madea??

You gotta be fucking kidding me? Who saw that fucking garb?
Boo! Madea??

You gotta be fucking kidding me? Who saw that fucking garb?
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11:40PM on 10/23/2016
The weird thing is you almost never hear anyone admitting to liking the Madea films and they all drop dead in the second week indicating no one wants to go back for a second viewing or can convince others to see them. Yet they always have a good first week.
The weird thing is you almost never hear anyone admitting to liking the Madea films and they all drop dead in the second week indicating no one wants to go back for a second viewing or can convince others to see them. Yet they always have a good first week.
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7:49PM on 10/23/2016
The horror, The horror. *Insert bald Marlon Brando here*
The horror, The horror. *Insert bald Marlon Brando here*
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6:26PM on 10/23/2016
Wished Deepwater Horizon had done better.A lot than I expected.
Wished Deepwater Horizon had done better.A lot than I expected.
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6:14PM on 10/23/2016
This is why the aliens won't talk to us
This is why the aliens won't talk to us
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6:37PM on 10/23/2016
And you sir, get the quote of the day! LOL!
And you sir, get the quote of the day! LOL!
3:17PM on 10/23/2016
It truly is a sad day in Hollywood.
It truly is a sad day in Hollywood.
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