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Box office: ‘Madea’ tops charts, ‘Moonlight’ shines

In this image released by Lionsgate, Tyler Perry portrays Madea in a scene from, “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween.” (Daniel McFadden / AP)
In this image released by Lionsgate, Tyler Perry portrays Madea in a scene from, “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween.” (Daniel McFadden / AP)
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween” outmuscled the Tom Cruise vehicle “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” at the box office this weekend. Perry’s film netted $28.5 million – slightly higher than initial projections, while the “Jack Reacher” sequel came in slightly lower with $22.9 million, according to studio actuals Monday.

The horror pic “Ouija: Origin of Evil” opened in third with $14.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the adult thrillers “The Accountant” with $13.6 million and “The Girl on the Train” with $7.2 million.

In limited release, the highly praised indie “Moonlight,” expected to be a significant awards contender this year, got off to a sparkling start earning $402,075 from just four theaters.

Last week’s take / total take (weeks in release)

1. “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween” $28,501,448 / $28,501,448 (1)

2. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” $22,872,490 / $22,872,490 (1)

3. “Ouija: Origin Of Evil” $14,065,500 / $14,065,500 (1)

4. “The Accountant” $13,643,132 / $47,538,513 (2)

5. “The Girl On The Train” $7,166,015 / $58,798,345 (3)

6. “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” $5,894,943 / $74,326,778 (4)

7. “Keeping Up With The Joneses” $5,461,475 / $5,461,475 (1)

8. “Kevin Hart: What Now?” $4,118,255 / $18,949,900 (2)

9. “Storks” $4,003,270 / $64,632,798 (5)

10. “Deepwater Horizon” $3,399,466 / $55,045,137 (4)

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