'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Beats 'Jack Reacher' at the Box Office
The movie took in an estimated $27.6 million this weekend.
By CHRISTOPHER WATSON
October 24, 2016, 3:17 PM
• 3 min read
-- "Boo! A Madea Halloween," starring Perry as the character that made him famous, debuted in first place at the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $27.6 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," Tom Cruise's second take on the former military police officer turned troubleshooter, finished in second, earning an estimated $23 million.
That's better than the $15.2 million opening the first film enjoyed in December 2012, when it finished a distant second to "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Last week's top movie, Ben Affleck's "The Accountant," slipped to fourth with just over $14 million, narrowly beaten by the debut of horror sequel "Ouija: Origin of Evil." "Kevin Hart: What Now?" which opened last weekend just shy of $12 million, saw a big drop off, falling to eighth place with just $4.1 million.
This weekend's other new release, the much-hyped comedy "Keeping Up With the Joneses," opened weak with $5.6 million, placing seventh.