'Inferno' extinguished by 'Madea' At Week-End Box-Office, 'Doctor Strange' opens internationally with $86 Million.

According to Box Office Mojo, Last week's champion, "Boo! A Madea Halloween," took the top spot again at the weekend box-office. I actually decided to go watch Madea this past week-end and was so horrified by what I was seeing that I just had to walk out of the theater, never to go back again. Why the hell do these movies make money? They are horribly written, produced, directed and acted. Only a nitwit would conjure up any elation in watching the next Madea.

Tom Hanks starring "Inferno" took second top spot, nearly doubling the intake of Third place ("Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"). I wasn't too kind to "Inferno" in my review, another lackluster film in what is now a trilogy based on Dan Brown's books. This all goes to show that when a studio releases a sequel that nobody wants then audiences won't show up. It also doesn't help that "inferno" was up against the World Series. It did, however, earn more than $150M overseas. Variety‘s Seth Kelley claims that “this weekend’s overall slump could be attributed to any number of factors including sequel fatigue, the calm before the awards-season-contenders storm, the Presidential election, Halloween weekend or the World Series which sees the Chicago Cubs, a major market, in competition for the first time since 1945.” 

Expect Marvel's latest CGI Blockbuster fest, "Doctor Strange," to roar at the Box-Office next weekend. Tracking suggests the Benedict cumberbatch starring superhero flick will debut with between $70-75 Million on opening week-end. Not too shabby for a character not many mainstream audiences knew even existed until just recently.

1- Boo! A Madea Halloween $16,675,000
2- Inferno $15,000,000
3- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $9,550,00
4- The Accountant $8,475,000
5- Ouija: Origin of Evil $7,070,000
6- The Girl on the Train $4,270,000
7- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $3,975,000
8- Keeping Up with the Joneses $3,375,000
9- Storks $2,785,000
10- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil $2,135,000