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.”