Tyler Perry has struck comedy gold with an unlikely hit – the Madea Halloween-inspired ‘Boo’ franchise.
This time last year, as we reported here, despite opening the same weekend as Tom Cruise‘s highly anticipated ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Perry’s ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ emerged the unexpected victor in the box office showdown. Fast forward to this past weekend, the Lionsgate film’s successor – ‘Boo 2!’ – has followed the footsteps of its hilarious predecessor.
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Tyler Perry’s “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” has scared up a healthy audience in its first weekend in theaters. Studio estimates on Sunday say the comedy sequel earned $21.7 million from 2,388 theaters to easily take first place.
In second place is the long-delayed disaster epic “Geostorm,” which opened to a dismal $13.3 million against a reported $120 million production budget. Gerard Butler stars in the film from first-time director Dean Devlin, who produced “Independence Day.”
That’s 2 for 2! Will we be seeing a ‘Boo 3’ this time next year? Time will tell…