What a week – Boo! A Medea Halloween wins it all – here comes our weekly top five at the US box office scores!
First place is Lionsgate’s Boo! A Medea Halloween taking in a astounding $27.6 million.
Tyler Perry’s Medea franchise has had a very successful track record so far – apart from the last one, but with the ranking numbers for this one it’s making it all up again. This movie started out as just a gag in a Chris Rock movie, before somebody said “this is so ridiculous, let’s just make a movie out of it!”
Madea (Tyler Perry) winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
Second – Tom Cruise with Jack Reacher: Never Go Back taking in $23 million. Paramount grossed in 2012 $218.3 million worldwide. Even though the films are based on a popular series of books by Lee Childs, and despite their best-selling pedigree, a sequel wasn’t exactly a given.
Investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) springs into action after the arrest of Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), an Army major accused of treason. Suspecting foul play, Jack embarks on a mission to prove that the head of his old unit is innocent. After crossing paths with the law, Reacher must now go on the lam to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy that involves the death of U.S. soldiers.
Third place is the horror prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil with $14.1 million. Critiques gave this one the thumbs up, so not surprising it came in quite well. Just in time for the scary Halloween season, it might just be able to hold it’s place for another week.
In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother (Elizabeth Reaser) and her two daughters ((Lulu Wilson and Annalise Basso) add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
Fourth place is last weeks winner: Ben Affleck’s The Accountant with another $14.1 million bringing it to $38.8 in it’s two weeks running.
Gavin O’Connor directed this action-thriller which was scripted by Bill Dubuque. It “only” cost $40 million to make. Ben Affleck plays a whiz accountant (and assassin) who has more affinity for numbers than people. He cooks the books for mobsters and cartels. When he’s targeted by the Treasury Department, he goes to work for a company he thinks is on the up. As he gets closer to the truh about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise. Also staring are: Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow.
And round off the top five with an additional $7.3 million is Emily Blunt’s The girl on the Train which is totaling it to $53.9 million in three weeks.
Tate Taylor directed this harrowing thriller, which is written and based on the novel from Paula Hawkins. It tells the story of Rachel (Emily Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Starring in it are: Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon.
The following five places are snatched up by:
6th place is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with another $6 million, bringing it to a US total of $74,4 million. 7th is a new entry and was taken by Keeping Up With the Joneses which took in it’s first week only $5.6 million. 8th is Keving Hart: What Now? with another $4.1 million bringing it to a total of $18.9 million. 9th is Storks bringing in another $4 million totaling it to $64.7 million and 10th place is last weeks number 5 Deepwater Horizon with $3.6 million bringing in $55.2 million in the US so far.