Ouija: Origin of Evil looks to take out Jack Reacher, Madea this weekend

We’re heading into Halloween horror film time, and there’s a big new release looking for your dollars this weekend. Will it hit the big money, or will one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars spoil the fun. Here’s our prediction:

Ouija: Origin of Evil is a sequel to the 2014 original that managed to make $50 million during its release. While no huge names are attached to this follow-up, there’s some decent buzz surrounding the film, which is said to be quite scary, even for a PG-13 rated movie. People want to get their horror on as October comes to a close, and this is the movie that will help them do it. Look for a first place showing with $23 million.

Also opening this weekend is Boo! A Madea Halloween. Tyler Perry’s character is always a surefire box office draw, and this movie should continue the seemingly unstoppable trend. Look for a second place showing with $20 million.

Tom Cruise returns to the role of Jack Reacher in the film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The first movie, released in 2012, only made $80 million at the box office when it was released, but it’s well-regarded and found an audience on home video. Cruise has become a reliable action hero, and fans will likely come out to see the return of Reacher. Look for a third place debut with $19 million.

As for the rest of the top five, The Accountant will drop to fourth place with $15 million, while The Girl on the Train will close things out in fifth place with $7 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Ouija: Origin of Evil – $23 million
2) Boo! A Madea Halloween – $2o million
3) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – $19 million
4) The Accountant – $15 million
5) The Girl on the Train – $7 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!


About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on October 21, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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