The stage was set this weekend, as Halloween slowly crept into movie theaters, shouting Boo! (setting off) A Madea Halloween that gave scare lovers a glimpse of Tyler Perry in his spookiest form. Lethal as opposed to loopy Jack Reacher: (declared) Never Go Back as he successfully moved onward and upward, coasting past the rest of the Tom Cruise-less competition. The fright lovers who weren’t shouting Boo! were occupied trying to figure out Ouija: Origin of Evil, which got to the wicked root of all those pre-Halloween horrors currently invading our neighborhoods and our cinematic landscape while The Accountant continued to count his many admirers (and his money).
Profitably living within her own private horror show, The Girl on the Train was still on the ride of her mysterious life, leaving audiences contemplating her next startling move.
Horror and all things that go bump in the night moved to the head of the movie line, Cruise and Affleck went heroically head-to-head, a train was still a thrilling form of transportation and Perry was funny and frightening.
Which of our fantastic, frightful tales was worth moving toward this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Totals:
1. Boo! A Madea Halloween $27.6 million.
2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $23 million.
3. Ouija: Origin of Evil $14.1 million.
4. The Accountant $14 million.
5. The Girl on the Train $7.3 million.