’s horror-comedy sequel “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
” is providing the only bright spot on a downbeat weekend with about $23 million at 2,388 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.
Four other new films are showing little traction among moviegoers. The most prominent is costly weather disaster drama “Geostorm
,” which is heading for a financial disaster with an opening weekend of $13 million at 3,246 venues for Warner Bros.
The studio — which had forecasted a finish in the $10 million to $12 million range — took the unusual step of not holding Thursday night
previews, as it had not held screenings for critics.
Sony’s opening of firefighting drama “Only the Brave
” is heading for about $6 million at 2,575 locations — a disappointing result, given its $38 million budget. Universal’s murder mystery “The Snowman
” is faring even worse with about $5 million at 1,813 North American theaters, well below muted estimates in the $8 million to $12 million range. And Pure
Flix’s faith-based “Same Kind of Different as Me
” is underperforming