What a weekend at the box office!
Unfortunately, Boo! A Madea Halloween 2 was the #1 film in theaters and will more than likely take the top spot on Friday, too. Released into 2,388 theaters by Lionsgate, the Tyler Perry comedy-horror title took in $21,650,000 in ticket sales this weekend. Considering the film’s budget is estimated at $25,000,000, it looks like this one’ll be quite the hit this Halloween season. Although, it is worth mentioning that Boo! A Madea Halloween 2 sold $7,000,000 less than Boo! A Madea Halloween‘s opening weekend gross in 2016.
Geostorm, a scifi thriller I didn’t even know existed, was the #2 movie by a wide margin. Released to 800 more theaters than Boo! A Madea Halloween 2, Geostorm only managed to take in $13,300,000 during its opening weekend. With a budget estimated at $120,000,000, Warner Bros. is looking at another big loss unless this one makes a big comeback during the week. The #1 movie last Friday fell to #3 this weekend when Happy Death Day added $9,375,000 to its total ticket sales. Its current standing is $40,680,000; already making back double its production and promotion budget.
IT remains in the top 10 again and was the #7 movie this weekend with $3,500,000 in ticket sales. Its current total is $320,234,000. After badmouthing from the film’s cast and crew, Universal’s The Snow Man melted too quick this weekend and came in all the way at #8. Though it was seen in 1,812,000, The Snow Man managed a meager $3,442,000 in ticket sales. With a budget estimated at $50,000,000, that’s going to be a long battle to lucrative sales and I highly doubt it’ll get there.
Elsewhere on the chart, star-studded horror flick The Killing of A Sacred Deer came in at #28 with $114,000 in ticket profits. Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone and Colin Farrell star in the new film from A24 and it made an honest amount for seeing just a 4 theater release. Should it get an expansion, I think it could do a lot better. Also, comedy-horror film Tragedy Girls came in at #44 with $10,000 after G&S put it out in only 2 theaters. As with Killing, it stands to do much better with a wider release.