It’s Halloween Weekend at the box-office, and that means horror-thrillers and dark comedies. This year’s big release was “Jigsaw” but if you aren’t a fan of the “Saw” franchise, you could have chosen to see the crime-mystery “Suburbicon” instead. On the romance-thriller side, “All I See is You” also opened this weekend, and drama fans had the option of seeing “Thank You for Your Service”. These films will have a gigantic battle next weekend, as Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is set to open in theaters nationwide on November 3, 2017.
If you rather stay in this week, “Orphan Black: The Complete Series” is out (seasons 1-4 are free on Amazon Prime and you can get the $89 Blu-Ray set). You can also pick-up “The Dark Tower” ($14 on Amazon), and Netflix users can finish watching “Stranger Things 2” this week.
Despite mediocre reviews, Lionsgate’s “Jigsaw” did manage to take the top-spot this weekend with a $16M debut across 2,941 locations. “Jigsaw” was directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the film stars Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, and Callum Keith Rennie.
“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” another Lionsgate film, dropped to number-two this weekend after bringing in another $10M across 2,388 locations. This brings the film’s two-week total to just over $35M domestically. “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween 2” was written and directed by Tyler Perry, and stars Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, and Patrice Lovely.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Geostorm” also dropped a spot this week, coming in at number three with a $5.6M weekend. The film remained in 3,246 locations this week, but has only made $23M in two-weeks. “Geostorm” was directed by Dean Devlin, working from a script that he wrote with Paul Guyot. The film features Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, and Abbie Cornish.
“Happy Death Day,” from Universal Pictures, remained in the top-five this week as well. The horror-thriller brought in $5M across 3,535 locations, raising the film’s three-week total to just over $48M domestically. “Happy Death Day” was directed by Christopher Landon, working from a script written by Scott Lobdell. The film stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, and Ruby Modine
“Blade Runner 2049” also remained in the top-five this week, bringing in almost $4M across 2,421 locations. This brings the film’s four-week domestic total to $81M domestically. “Blade Runner 2049” was directed by Denis Villeneuve, working from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. The film stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armas.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning are the other new releases, “Suburbicon” and the drama “Thank You for Your Service”. “Thank You for Your Service” debuted to sixth-place overall on the domestic charts, despite opening across 2,054 locations. The film only managed to bring in $3M domestically. “Thank You For Your Service” was directed by Jason Hall, who also wrote the screenplay. The story itself is based on the book David Finkel. The film stars Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Paramount’s “Suburbicon” did even worse, only managing $2.8M across 2,046 locations. The film landed in nineth-place and probably won’t do better next weekend. “Suburbicon” was directed by George Clooney, and the story was written by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac.
“All I See is You” was a limited-release, opening across 283 locations, but the film did bring in $135K. “All I See is You” was directed by Marc Forster, the film stars Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly, and Yvonne Strahovski.
As we mentioned earlier “Thor: Ragnarok” is set to open next weekend, but select cities will also start screening Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and “Last Flag Flying” starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell .