Tyler Perry's 'Madea' tops Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' sequel

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry has scared off Tom Cruise at the box office.

Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" opened this weekend in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise's "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" into second place.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the "Jack Reacher" sequel took in $23 million for studio Paramount Pictures.

The first "Jack Reacher" opened right before Christmas in 2012 to $15.2 million and went on to gross $80.1 million domestically.

Coming in third this weekend is the horror prequel "Ouija: Origin of Evil" with $14.1 million, while Fox's star-driven comedy "Keeping Up With the Joneses" launched with a tepid $5.6 million.

In limited release, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" got off to a robust start in four theaters with $414,740.