Weekend Box Office: October 28 - 30, 2016

Patterns and signs play a major role in Dan Brown's inexplicably popular pseudo-symbological pulp thrillers, but none are as fascinating as the significance of the following number to the film adaptation of his books: 31.

$31 million is how much of a drop the opening of Angels and Demons (which debuted at $46 million in 2009) experienced from The Da Vinci Code's start ($77 million in 2006). Inferno, the latest Brown book-to-film conversion, dropped another $31 million, banking just $15 million its first weekend out.

You know you're having a rough start when you can't top two week old Madea, but Brown's Inferno won't find any solace in its company. The last time Tyler Perry's trademark character had a number one debut, it also held on for two weekends. Who did she dominate that time? Jonas Brothers: The 3D Experience.

Boo! A Madea Halloween not only held the top spot, it pushed past $50 million and proved it might have the staying power to become the first ever Tyler Perry project to break $100 million. The closest to date was Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail which topped out at $90 million.

Foreign drama _Ae Dil Hai Mushkil _opened with $2 million in just 300 venues, enough to barely break into the top ten, finally pushing _Deepwater Horizon_ out of the top ten. Deepwater has been languishing for the last month, and has still earned less than $100 million worldwide against its $110 million budget.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

Weekend Box Office: October 28 - 30, 2016
1. Boo! A Madea Halloween $16,675,000 Total: $52,019,343
LW: 1
THTRS: 2,299
2. Inferno * $15,000,000 Total: $15,000,000
LW: N
THTRS: 3,576
3. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $9,550,000 Total: $39,679,177
LW: 2
THTRS: 3,780
4. The Accountant $8,475,000 Total: $61,257,172
LW: 4
THTRS: 3,402
5. Ouija: Origin of Evil $7,070,000 Total: $24,638,625
LW: 3
THTRS: 3,168
6. The Girl on the Train (2016) $4,270,000 Total: $65,918,480
LW: 5
THTRS: 2,758
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $3,975,000 Total: $79,879,180
LW: 6
THTRS: 2,797
8. Keeping Up with the Joneses $3,975,000 Total: $10,779,313
LW: 7
THTRS: 3,022
9. Storks $2,785,000 Total: $68,244,612
LW: 9
THTRS: 1,901
10. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil * $2,135,000 Total: $2,135,000
LW: N
THTRS: 302

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