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‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ leads a lackluster box office

Newcomers dominated the box office this weekend as Lionsgate’s comedy “Tyler Perry‘s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” and Warner Bros.’ sci-fi spectacle “Geostorm” debuted in the top two spots.

Perry’s sequel debuted in first place, raking in an estimated $21.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.

The PG-13 film, which reviewer Kimber Myers calls “the cinematic equivalent of getting Necco Wafers in your trick-or-treating bucket,” follows the antics of Perry’s popular character Madea who is tasked with protecting her grand-niece at a haunted campground. “Boo 2!” garnered mixed reviews from audiences and critics, earning an A- rating on CinemaScore and a dismal 8% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Warner Bros.’ environmental disaster thriller “Geostorm” came in at No. 2, raining in $13.3 million in its first week.

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