Thursday, July 25, 2024

Box Office Scare: Tyler Perry’s Halloween Movie Tops Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher


Boo! As in “Boo! A Madea Halloween” topped Tom Cruise’s return as Jack Reacher last night and kept the world’s biggest box office star from number 1.

“Madea” took in $9.4 million. Cruise came in at $8.9 million. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” is Cruise’s only movie for 2016. And now Tyler Perry in drag may do him in.

On the specialty front, Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” about a young gay black man’s coming of age– beloved by critics– took in a whopping $131,464 in four theaters last night. Indie distributor A24 has its first of a couple of big hits for the fall-winter season. 

More to come…



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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