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Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million
From Reuters - October 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgates comedy sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

That was pretty much the limit of good news at the nations multiplexes, where moviegoers gave limited support to a quartet of new arrivals -- weather-disaster title Geostorm, firefighter hero tale Only the Brave, murder mystery The Snowman and faith-based drama Same Kind of Different as Me.

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, which received an A- CinemaScore, is finishing in line with expectations and about 25% behind original Boo! A Madea Halloween, which won its opening weekend last year. The sequel, set at a haunted campground, is directed and written by Perry, who also stars in his ninth iteration as the tough-talking Madea.

Warner Bros. Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler, is finishing a distant second place with about $13.3 million at 3,246 venues -- at the top end of modest forecasts but a major disappointment given the films estimated $100 million budget, financed by Warner Bros. and Skydance Media. Movieigoers gave Geostorm a B- CinemaScore. The timing of the release, with hurricanes hitting hard in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico over the past two months, probably dampened enthusiasm.

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