Five wide releases opened at the domestic box-office this weekend and all but one of them was a stinker, while just one proved a profitable one.
The four bad apples boasted some of the worst Rotten Tomatoes scores of the year with “Tyler Perry’s “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” at 8%, “The Snowman” at 9%, “Geostorm” at 13% and “Same Kind of Different as Me” at 20%. The fifth in contrast, “Only the Brave,” fared exceedingly well with a 90% approval rating.
However, proving that a bad RT score doesn’t correlate with the box-office, the worst of the five critically became the only one that succeeded financially with Perry’s “Boo 2!” pulling in $21.7 million in its opening three days – making back its $20 million production cost in just three days.
That marks the tenth Perry title to open in the top spot, and this one scored both a broader and larger older female audience than some of his previous films.
Costing a whopping $120 million, Dean Devilin’s “Geostorm” made just $13.4 million – not enough to even cover the extensive $15 million reshoots the film underwent a year after principal photography.
Inspiring firefighting drama “Only the Brave” came in fifth with just $6 million, the Michael Fassbender-led Scandinavian serial killer tale “The Snowman” melted on impact with a $3.4 million opening in seventh place, and “Same Kind of Different As Me” will either just make or miss out the top ten with $2.6 million.