Tyler Perry's 'Boo ! A Madea Halloween' Takes The #1 Spot At The Box Office

Tyler Perry's 'Boo ! A Madea Halloween' Takes The #1 Spot At The Box Office
Tyler Perry's 'Boo ! A Madea Halloween' Takes The #1 Spot At The Box Office 
BHR Hollywood Reports...............Boo! A Madea Halloween," starring Perry as the character that made him famous, debuted in first place at the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $27.6 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," Tom Cruise's second take on the former military police officer turned troubleshooter, finished in second, earning an estimated $23 million.

Tyler Perry 
That's better than the $15.2 million opening the first film enjoyed in December 2012, when it finished a distant second to "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Last week's top movie, Ben Affleck's "The Accountant," slipped to fourth with just over $14 million, narrowly beaten by the debut of horror sequel "Ouija: Origin of Evil."

 "Kevin Hart: What Now?" which opened last weekend just shy of $12 million, saw a big drop off, falling to eighth place with just $4.1 million.

Boo ! A Madea Halloween 
This weekend's other new release, the much-hyped comedy "Keeping Up With the Joneses," opened weak with $5.6 million, placing seventh.

 Madea Halloween is a needed win for Lionsgate, and Perry’s best showing in six years as a director. The comedy-horror spool originated from a fake Madea movie featured in Chris Rock’sTop Five, and nabbed an A CinemaScore from audiences.

Perry’s film, which also stars Bella Thorne, Diamond White and Cassi Davis, follows Perry’s popular Madea character as she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. "Boo! A Madea Halloween," $27.6 million.
2. "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," $23 million.
3. "Ouija: Origin of Evil," $14.060 million.
4. "The Accountant," $14.025 million.
5. "The Girl on the Train," $7.270 million.
6. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," $6.0 million.
7. "Keeping Up with the Joneses," $5.6 million.
8. "Kevin Hart: What Now?," $4.110 million
9. "Storks," $4.085 million
10. "Deepwater Horizon," $3.625 million.