“Inferno” Flames Out At The Box Office

Sometimes movies just crash and burn and all we can do is watch. Such was the case with the one big release this weekend at the box office. Here’s what went down:


Tyler Perry must be smiling this morning, as it appears in the weekend estimates that Boo! A Madea Halloween has remained on top of the box office for the second weekend in a row. The film is looking at $16.67 million, which would raise its two week total to just north of $50 million. More impressive, however, is the fact that last week the film managed to keep Tom Cruise from the top of the box office, while this week it held off Tom Hanks. Ouch!

Meanwhile, Hank’s Inferno was an absolute disaster this weekend. The estimates put it in second place with a number hovering around the $15 million range. Even with all the promotion Hanks did to raise awareness of the latest Robert Langdon film, it’s clear that audiences simply weren’t interested and ignored it. With a budget of $75 and lofty studio expectations, Inferno is already a colossal bust for both Hanks and director Ron Howard.

As for the rest of the top five, Jack Reacher: Never Look Back is in third place with an estimated $9 million. The Accountant is in fourth place with $8 million, while Ouija: Origin of Evil closed things out in fifth place with $6 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Inferno – $28 million
2) Boo! A Madea Halloween – $13 million
3) Jack Reacher: Never Look Back – $12.5 million
4) The Accountant – $10 million
5) Ouija: Origin of Evil – $8 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Boo! A Madea Halloween  – $16.67 million
2) Inferno – $15 million
3) Jack Reacher: Never Look Back – $9 million
4) The Accountant – $8 million
5) Ouija: Origin of Evil – $6 million

Next weekend sees the release of Doctor Strange and Trolls. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.

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