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Perry’s ‘Madea’ stuns Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ in box-office upset

NEW YORK (AP) – Tom Hanks. Tom Cruise. Ben Affleck. None of them have been a match for Tyler Perry’s Madea.

In a surprise victory at the weekend box office, Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” toppled another A-lister as Hanks’ and Ron Howard’s new Dan Brown adaption, “Inferno,” went up in flames. Perry’s latest movie about his tough-talking grandmother remained No. 1 for the second straight week with an estimated $16.7 million.

That was enough to scare away the third installment of the “Da Vinci Code” franchise. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Inferno” bombed with $15 million, about half of what more bullish predictions anticipated.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” $16.7 million.

2. “Inferno,” $15 million ($29.1 million international).

3. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” $9.6 million ($11.6 million international).

4. “The Accountant,” $8.5 million ($7.9 million international).

5. “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” $7.1 million ($8.3 million international).

6. “The Girl on the Train,” $4.3 million ($7 million international).

7. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” $4 million ($7.5 million international).

8. “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” $3.4 million ($1.4 million international).

9. “Storks,” $2.8 million ($5.2 million international).

10. “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,” $2.1 million ($10.7 million international).

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