A Madea Halloween tops Inferno at North American box office with $16.6 million

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in a scene from 'Inferno' (Supplied publicity photo, Columbia Pictures, 2016)

Boo! Tyler Perry’s Madea Halloween scared off Tom Hanks’ highly hyped Inferno at the box office this weekend, taking in $16.6 million in its second week.

Inferno, the third film in Dan Brown’s historical conspiracy series, disappointed with $15 million — the last entry, 2009’s Angels & Demons, debuted with $46.2 million. Fortunately, overseas grosses were much stronger as Inferno took in about $150 million.

Also new this week, the Indian romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil took in $2.1 million to debut at #10. A strong performance for a foreign-language film.

All box office figures are estimates in U.S. dollars and are provided by film studios. Generally speaking, studios earn about 55 per cent of a film’s gross.

Here are the top 10 grossing films for the weekend ending Oct. 30:

RankTitle / DistributorRevenue
1Boo! A Madea Halloween$16,675,000
LGF, Cume Total: $52,019,343
Sony, Cume Total: $15,000,000
3Jack Reacher: Never Go Back$9,550,000
Paramount, Cume Total: $39,679,177
4The Accountant$8,475,000
Warner Bros., Cume Total: $61,257,172
5Ouija: Origin of Evil$7,070,000
Universal, Cume Total: $24,638,625
6The Girl on the Train$4,270,000
Universal, Cume Total: $65,918,480
7Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children$3,975,000
Fox, Cume Total: $79,879,180
8Keeping Up with the Joneses$3,375,000
Fox, Cume Total: $10,779,313
Warner Bros., Cume Total: $68,244,612
10Ai Dil Hai Mushkil$2,135,000
FIP, Cume Total: $2,135,000
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