Things didn’t go exactly according to plan for Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, but it was enough to top the box office in its opening weekend with $21.7 million in 2,388 theaters — on pace with its projections and just shy of the first Madea Halloween, which made $28.5 million in 2016.
Based on how other films performed over the weekend, Perry certainly won’t be complaining as his follow-up nearly made back its production budget of $25 million. As for disaster-based movies such as Geostorm and the acclaimed Only the Brave — well, disaster may be a fitting word.
Led by Gerard Butler, along with a directorial debut from Independence Day producer Dean Devlin, Geostorm ended up well short of it’s $120 million dollar budget by opening to just $13.3 million. To put those numbers in perspective, the film’s reshoots amid a troubled production was $15 million. Still, it was good enough take the No. 2 spot behind Boo 2!, which will certainly make back its money and then some domestically.
But it could be worse for Geostorm, which did big business overseas with a foreign total of $49.6 million and a global total of $62.9 million. The film will need to keep that up if it wants to justify the budget.
Box-office analysts said the lack of domestic success could be due to poor timing — extremely poor. Given the recent devastating hurricanes, a fun action movie may not have been the best way to escape reality in theaters this weekend. And though the films are vastly different, Only the Brave might have struggled for similar reasons.
Opening to $6 million in 2,577 theaters to round out the top five in the box office, the real-life story of those who fought the 2013 Yarnell hill Fire in Arizona probably would have done better had there not been a series of fires in Northern California among other places.
Meanwhile, Happy Death Day — last week’s No. 1 — finished in third place with $9.3 million, while Blade Runner 2049 didn’t completely fall off the map with a fourth-place finish and $7.1 million.
The Stephen King adaption IT is still remaining somewhat relevant as well after owning the month of September with $3.5 million in seventh place behind The Foreigner, which took in $5.4 million in sixth place.
5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”
And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.
Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!