Tyler Perry Beats Tom Cruise At US Box Office

Tyltyler Perry’s new comedy has beaten Tom Cruise’s latest Jack Reacher movie to the top of the US box office.

Boo! A Madea Halloween, which Perry directed, wrote, co-produced and stars in, took $27.6m (£22.6m) on its opening weekend.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the second film in the franchise, debuted at number two with $23m (£18.8m).

Last week’s number one, The Accountant, dropped to number four after taking a further $14m (£11.4m).

The crime drama stars Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck and tells the story of a man who uses his accountancy office as a front for his work for criminal organisations.

Supernatural horror film Ouija: Origin of Evil, a prequel to 2014 film Ouija, took $14.1m (£11.5m) to debut in third place.

The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt, rounded off the top five, taking $7.3m (£6m) on its third weekend of release.

Further down the top 10, Keeping Up With the Joneses launched with a relatively disappointing $5.6m (£4.6m), landing at number seven.

The comedy, which stars Isla Fisher, Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm, received poor review from critics.




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