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#31DaysOfHalloween: Tyler Perry's 'BOO 2! A Madea Halloween' Makes a Killing...

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As we roll toward Halloween, it just feels right to see some seasonal fare topping the box office. Thing is, the box office results for the weekend of October 22 could be considered frightening for studios and theater owners alike, as audiences weren't exactly out in droves. According to data provided by comScore, Tyler Perry's BOO 2! A Madea Halloween topped the weekend estimates, pulling in $21.6M, far ahead of Warner Bros. Geostorm with $13.3M. In its second weekend, Happy Death Day (Universal/Blumhouse) is in third with just $9.4M. As for Universal's The Snowman? Although they did hit media outlets like this one with some entertaining care packages this past week, The Snowman got decapitated with just $3.4M amid bad reviews and rumors that the whole script may not have even been shot (seriously).

Weekend U.S. Box Office Estimates 10/22/2017

  1. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween - Lionsgate - $21.6M
  2. Geostorm - Warner Bros. - $13.3M
  3. Happy Death Day - Universal - $9.4M
  4. Blade Runner 2049 - Warner Bros. - $7.2M
  5. Only The Brave - Sony - $6.0M
  6. Foreigner, The - STX Entertainment - $5.5M
  7. It - Warner Bros. - $3.5M
  8. Snowman, The - Universal - $3.4M
  9. American Made - Universal - $3.2M
  10. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - 20th Century Fox - $3.0M
  11. Mountain Between Us, The - 20th Century Fox - $2.8M
  12. Same Kind Of Different As Me - Pure Flix - $2.6M

What are audiences around the globe watching? Here's how the list stacked up...

  1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - 20th Century Fox - $51.7M
  2. Geostorm - Warner Bros. - $49.7M
  3. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween - Lionsgate - $21.6M
  4. Blade Runner 2049 - Sony - $21.5M
  5. It - Warner Bros. - $16.3M
  6. Happy Death Day - Universal - $15.9M
  7. Never Say Die - Multiple - $15.0M
  8. Snowman, The - Universal - $10.0M
  9. Foreigner, The - STX Entertainment - $8.2M
  10. Bad Genius - Multiple - $7.6M
  11. Lego Ninjago Movie, The - Warner Bros. - $6.8M
  12. Outlaws, The - Megabox - $6.8M

This coming weekend, expect some big scares as the SAW franchise comes roaring back into theaters for the first time since 2010. The series dominated the Halloween box office starting in 2004, and with 2017's Jigsaw, we could be looking at the next evolution of a seasonal tradition. Stay tuned...

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