‘Boo 2: A Madea Halloween’ Laughs Its Way to the Top of the Box Office

Tyler Perry’s “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” won the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

The comedy sequel from Lionsgate opened with $21.6 million. This is slightly behind the first “Boo” film, which opened with $28M. It also falls below the average opening for a “Madea” movie, although it was very close to matching the first film in the franchise, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

Opening in second place was the disaster flick “Geostorm.” The film, which stars Gerard Butler, earned $13.3M in the US, but almost $50M overseas. “Geostorm” earned back about half of its $120M budget.

Last week’s first place film, “Happy Death Day,” saw a 64% drop this weekend, putting it in third place. The Blumhouse horror movie brought in about $9.4M for a total of $40M domestic and $53M worldwide. On a budget of less than $5M, these numbers are good news for Blumhouse.

Blade Runner 2049” also saw a big decrease this week, dropping 53%. It added $7.1M to its three week take, for a domestic total of $74M. Thanks to large numbers overseas, the sci fi sequel has earned almost $200M, handily winning back its $150M budget.

Another newcomer, “Only the Brave,” opened in fifth with $6M. The true-life story of firefighters overcome by a wildfire hasn’t posted any international numbers. It still has a bit to go to earn back its $38M budget.

Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” moved into sixth place with $5.4M, and “It” held onto seventh with $3.5M. The Stephen King adaptation passed $650M worldwide this week.

Also debuting this week was “The Snowman,” in eighth place. It opened with $3.4M, making it the third lowest opening for a wide release film starring Michael Fassbender. The thriller did earn almost $20M internationally, however.

And holding onto the top 10 were Tom Cruise’s “American Made” in ninth place with $3.1M and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” right behind with an even $3M. Those two films have been within a quarter of a million dollars each week since the former was released.

Next week’s wide releases include “Jigsaw,” “Suburbicon,” and “Thank You for Your Service.”

What did you see this weekend? Did you check out “Boo 2?” Or something else? Comment below and share!