Box Office Top 20: ‘Madea’ tops charts, ‘Moonlight’ shines

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween” outmuscled the Tom Cruise vehicle “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” at the box office this weekend. Perry’s film netted $28.5 million — slightly higher than initial projections, while the “Jack Reacher” sequel came in slightly lower with $22.9 million, according to studio actuals Monday.

The horror pic “Ouija: Origin of Evil” opened in third with $14.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the adult thrillers “The Accountant” with $13.6 million and “The Girl on the Train” with $7.2 million.

In limited release, the highly praised indie “Moonlight,” expected to be a significant awards contender this year, got off to a sparkling start earning $402,075 from just four theaters.

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, $28,501,448, 2,260 locations, $12,611 average, $28,501,448, 1 week.

2. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” Paramount, $22,872,490, 3,780 locations, $6,051 average, $22,872,490, 1 week.

3. “Ouija: Origin Of Evil,” Universal, $14,065,500, 3,167 locations, $4,441 average, $14,065,500, 1 week.

4. “The Accountant,” Warner Bros., $13,643,132, 3,332 locations, $4,095 average, $47,538,513, 2 weeks.

5. “The Girl On The Train,” Universal, $7,166,015, 3,091 locations, $2,318 average, $58,798,345, 3 weeks.

6. “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” 20th Century Fox, $5,894,943, 3,133 locations, $1,882 average, $74,326,778, 4 weeks.

7. “Keeping Up With The Joneses,” 20th Century Fox, $5,461,475, 3,022 locations, $1,807 average, $5,461,475, 1 week.

8. “Kevin Hart: What Now?,” Universal, $4,118,255, 2,567 locations, $1,604 average, $18,949,900, 2 weeks.

9. “Storks,” Warner Bros., $4,003,270, 2,145 locations, $1,866 average, $64,632,798, 5 weeks.

10. “Deepwater Horizon,” Lionsgate, $3,399,466, 2,828 locations, $1,202 average, $55,045,137, 4 weeks.

11. “The Magnificent Seven,” Sony, $2,285,095, 1,979 locations, $1,155 average, $89,028,462, 5 weeks.

12. “Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life,” Lionsgate, $2,178,487, 1,772 locations, $1,229 average, $16,888,414, 3 weeks.

13. “Sully,” Warner Bros., $1,490,479, 1,172 locations, $1,272 average, $120,854,369, 7 weeks.

14. “Denial,” Bleecker Street, $954,159, 648 locations, $1,472 average, $1,971,470, 4 weeks.

15. “I’m Not Ashamed,” Pure Flix, $927,161, 505 locations, $1,836 average, $927,161, 1 week.

16. “The Birth Of A Nation,” Fox Searchlight, $907,974, 633 locations, $1,434 average, $14,173,155, 3 weeks.

17. “Max Steel,” Open Road, $680,104, 2,034 locations, $334 average, $3,431,161, 2 weeks.

18. “Desierto,” STX Entertainment, $499,743, 168 locations, $2,975 average, $1,145,083, 2 weeks.

19. “Moonlight,” A24, $402,075, 4 locations, $100,519 average, $402,075, 1 week.

20. “Suicide Squad,” Warner Bros., $385,211, 383 locations, $1,006 average, $324,271,174, 12 weeks.

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.