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.