Even with the star power of Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones behind it, Inferno didn’t even come close to burning up the box office.
The Ron Howard-directed crime adventure – part of the DaVinci Code franchise – stumbled into the North American box office with just $15 million over the weekend, according to The Numbers, finishing well behind Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which took the top spot for the second week in a row, this time with $16.7 million. That brings the two-week total for Madea Halloween to $52 million.
That would put Perry’s film on pace to be the highest-grossing of any film with his name on it, topping Madea’s Witness Protection, which earned $65.7 million in 2012. In just 10 days, it’s already close to topping the last Perry film to hit theaters, A Madea Christmas, which earned $52.5 million in 2013.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back fell to third place with $9.6 million, losing 58 percent of its previous week’s audience. Madea Halloween, however, dropped just 41 percent.
Ouija: Origin of Evil slipped to fifth with $7.1 million, a 50 percent drop, bringing its two-week total to $24.6 million.
The top five films grossed $56.8 million over the weekend, growing nearly 39 percent from a year ago when the top-five movies were led by The Martian with $11.7 million. That might seem smaller for the Matt Damon film, but by the end of October 2015, The Martian already had been in theaters for a month, and grossed $183.1 million domestically.
That top new film of that week was Burnt from director John Wells that starred Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. It earned just $5 million back then, good for sixth place behind Lionsgate’s The Last Witch Hunter, and would go on to gross $32.6 million worldwide.
Expect a really good box office rebound next week as we head into the popular holiday period for theaters. The weekend of Nov. 4 sees the debut of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Marvel debut in Doctor Strange while Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair for Hacksaw Ridge.
Also getting a wide release next week is Trolls from DreamWorks Animation starring the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.
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