Box office top 20: Bad reviews extinguish 'Inferno'

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Posted: Oct 31, 2016 7:59 PM
Box office top 20: Bad reviews extinguish 'Inferno'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terrible reviews and a seven-year gap since the previous installment helped extinguish "Inferno," the third film in the "Da Vinci Code" franchise," at the North American box office.

The film, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, flopped with $14.9 million domestically, according to final box office figures Monday. That was well below the $46.1 million "Angels & Demons" opened with in 2009. Sony Pictures said this one, however, cost $75 million, about half the cost of the previous two films.

The unexpected swoon for "Inferno" allowed Tyler Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" to lead the box office for the second straight week. The Lionsgate release earned $17.2 million to bring its two-week total to $52.6 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween," Lionsgate, $17,220,312, 2,299 locations, $7,490 average, $52,564,655, 2 weeks.

2. "Inferno," Sony, $14,860,425, 3,576 locations, $4,156 average, $14,860,425, 1 week.

3. "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," Paramount, $9,640,747, 3,780 locations, $2,550 average, $39,769,924, 2 weeks.

4. "The Accountant," Warner Bros., $8,481,052, 3,402 locations, $2,493 average, $61,263,224, 3 weeks.

5. "Ouija: Origin Of Evil," Universal, $7,110,185, 3,168 locations, $2,244 average, $24,678,810, 2 weeks.

6. "The Girl On The Train," Universal, $4,387,015, 2,758 locations, $1,591 average, $66,035,495, 4 weeks.

7. "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children," 20th Century Fox, $4,073,674, 2,797 locations, $1,456 average, $79,977,854, 5 weeks.

8. "Keeping Up With The Joneses," 20th Century Fox, $3,390,107, 3,022 locations, $1,122 average, $10,794,420, 2 weeks.

9. "Storks," Warner Bros., $2,851,140, 1,901 locations, $1,500 average, $68,310,752, 6 weeks.

10. "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil," Fox International Productions, $2,193,042, 302 locations, $7,262 average, $2,193,042, 1 week.

11. "Deepwater Horizon," Lionsgate, $2,094,121, 2,054 locations, $1,020 average, $58,354,366, 5 weeks.

12. "Kevin Hart: What Now?," Universal, $1,713,200, 1,656 locations, $1,035 average, $21,941,755, 3 weeks.

13. "The Magnificent Seven," Sony, $1,338,477, 1,330 locations, $1,006 average, $91,224,003, 6 weeks.

14. "Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life," Lionsgate, $1,262,430, 1,295 locations, $975 average, $18,487,501, 4 weeks.

15. "Sully," Warner Bros., $932,251, 855 locations, $1,090 average, $122,350,216, 8 weeks.

16. "Moonlight," A24, $850,114, 36 locations, $23,614 average, $1,420,907, 2 weeks.

17. "Denial," Bleecker Street, $624,607, 587 locations, $1,064 average, $3,008,212, 5 weeks.

18. "The Birth Of A Nation," Fox Searchlight, $557,021, 404 locations, $1,379 average, $15,084,172, 4 weeks.

19. "I'm Not Ashamed," Pure Flix, $450,982, 516 locations, $874 average, $1,638,966, 2 weeks.

20. "A Man Called Ove," Music Box Films, $365,314, 150 locations, $2,435 average, $1,296,021, 5 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC