Box office: Tyler Perry says Boo! to Tom Hanks’s Inferno

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Last week Tyler Perry beat Tom Cruise. This week he beat Tom Hanks.

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween earned an estimated $16.7 million in its second week at the North American box office. That represents a drop of 41.5% since last week, but the film — to many people’s surprise — was still #1 at the box office, thanks to the fact that Inferno was a much bigger flop than anyone expected.

Inferno was the only new wide release this week, and it was a follow-up to two big hits, so it arguably should have had the weekend to itself — but instead it landed in second place with $15 million, which is well, well below the first-weekend grosses for 2006’s The Da Vinci Code ($77.1 million) and 2009’s Angels & Demons ($46.2 million).

Adding insult to injury, Inferno’s first-weekend take is also less than half of the $35 million that Tom Hanks’s last movie Sully opened to just seven weeks ago.

The silver lining on this cloud is that Inferno was released overseas two weeks ago and has already grossed $132.7 million outside of North America. Inferno is the sixth film directed by Ron Howard to gross over $100 million overseas, following A Beautiful Mind, Ransom, Apollo 13 and the first two Dan Brown adaptations.

Boo!, for its part, has earned $52 million so far and has made more money after two weeks than any other Tyler Perry film except for Madea Goes to Jail, which made $41 million in its first week and had grossed $64.5 million by its second week.

Boo! could be on track to be the second-highest-grossing Tyler Perry movie ever, but that will depend on what kind of legs it has after Halloween itself this Monday.

The weekend’s biggest film internationally, and thus globally, was Doctor Strange, which grossed $86 million in 33 territories. The film, which is the 14th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comes to North America next week.

Meanwhile, in other box-office news…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back earned $9.6 million and ranked third in its second week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $39.7 million. The film has earned another $54.2 million overseas for a global total of $93.9 million.

The Accountant earned $8.5 million and ranked fourth in its third week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $61.3 million. The film has earned another $20.7 million overseas for a global total of $81.9 million.

Ouija: Origin of Evil earned $7.1 million and ranked fifth in its second week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $24.6 million. The film has earned another $19.1 million overseas for a global total of $43.7 million.

The Girl on the Train earned $4.3 million and ranked sixth in its fourth week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $65.9 million. The film has earned another $56.5 million overseas for a global total of $122.4 million.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children earned $3.9 million and ranked seventh in its fifth week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $79.9 million. The film has earned another $163.6 million overseas for a global total of $243.4 million.

Keeping Up with the Joneses earned $3.4 million and ranked eighth in its second week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $10.8 million. The film has earned another $5.1 million overseas for a global total of $15.8 million.

And Storks earned $2.8 million and ranked ninth in its sixth week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $68.2 million. The film has earned another $85.3 million overseas for a global total of $153.5 million.

Now for a bit of extra data on the year’s top-grossing animated films:

In North America, The Secret Life of Pets still ranks eighth among animated films:

  • 2016 — Finding Dory (Pixar) — $485.7 million
  • 2004 — Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) — $441.2 million
  • 1994 — The Lion King (Disney) — $422.8 million
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 (Pixar) — $415.0 million
  • 2013 — Frozen (Disney) — $400.7 million
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo (Pixar) — $380.8 million
  • 2013 — Despicable Me 2 (Universal) — $368.1 million
  • 2016 — The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) — $366.3 million
  • 2015 — Inside Out (Pixar) — $356.5 million
  • 2016 — Zootopia (Disney) — $341.3 million

Overseas, Finding Dory still ranks 10th while The Secret Life of Pets now ranks 14th:

  • 2013 — Frozen (Disney) — $875.7 million
  • 2015 — Minions (Universal) — $823.4 million
  • 2012 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox) — $715.9 million
  • 2009 — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Fox) — $690.1 million
  • 2016 — Zootopia (Disney) — $682.4 million
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 (Pixar) — $648.2 million
  • 2013 — Despicable Me 2 (Universal) — $602.7 million
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo (Pixar) — $559.5 million
  • 1994 — The Lion King (Disney) — $545.7 million
  • 2016 — Finding Dory (Pixar) — $535.5 million
  • 2012 — Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (DreamWorks) — $530.5 million
  • 2010 — Shrek Forever After (DreamWorks) — $513.9 million
  • 2015 — Inside Out (Pixar) — $501.1 million
  • 2016 — The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) — $501.0 million
  • 2011 — Kung Fu Panda 2 (DreamWorks) — $500.4 million
  • 2004 — Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) — $478.6 million
  • 2007 — Shrek the Third (DreamWorks) — $476.2 million
  • 2013 — Monsters University (Pixar) — $475.7 million
  • 2006 — Ice Age: The Meltdown (Fox) — $465.6 million
  • 2014 — How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks) — $444.5 million

And worldwide, Finding Dory still ranks fifth and The Secret Life of Pets still ranks 12th:

  • 2013 — Frozen (Disney) — $400.7 + 875.7 = 1276.5 million
  • 2015 — Minions (Universal) — $336.0 + 823.4 = 1159.4 million
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 (Pixar) — $415.0 + 648.2 = 1063.2 million
  • 2016 — Zootopia (Disney) — $341.3 + 682.4 = 1023.6 million
  • 2016 — Finding Dory (Pixar) — $485.7 + 535.5 = 1021.2 million
  • 2013 — Despicable Me 2 (Universal) — $368.1 + 602.7 = 970.8 million
  • 1994 — The Lion King (Disney) — $422.8 + 545.7 = 968.5 million
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo (Pixar) — $380.8 + 559.5 = 940.3 million
  • 2004 — Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) — $441.2 + 478.6 = 919.8 million
  • 2009 — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Fox) — $196.6 + 690.1 = 886.7 million
  • 2012 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox) — $161.3 + 715.9 = 877.2 million
  • 2016 — The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) — $366.3 + 501.0 = 867.3 million
  • 2015 — Inside Out (Pixar) — $356.5 + 501.1 = 857.6 million
  • 2007 — Shrek the Third (DreamWorks) — $322.7 + 476.2 = 799.0 million
  • 2010 — Shrek Forever After (DreamWorks) — $238.7 + 513.9 = 752.6 million
  • 2012 — Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (DreamWorks) — $216.4 + 530.5 = 746.9 million
  • 2013 — Monsters University (Pixar) — $268.5 + 475.7 = 744.2 million
  • 2009 — Up (Pixar) — $293.0 + 442.1 = 735.1 million
  • 2011 — Kung Fu Panda 2 (DreamWorks) — $165.2 + 500.4 = 665.7 million
  • 2006 — Ice Age: The Meltdown (Fox) — $195.3 + 465.6 = 660.9 million

Next week brings us Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Trolls.

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