Maybe now she can buy a newer car.
Madea, Tyler Perry’s raging, gray-haired alter ego who drives a famously ancient Cadillac, drove to the top of the box office, with Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, peeling away with an estimated $21.7 million.
Boo 2! technically had plenty of competition for that top spot, too: They were just movies that no one wanted to see. The weekend’s four other freshman contenders fell by the wayside like a bunch of winded Aunt Bams.
The Gerard Butler sci-fi flick Geostorm mustered the sternest challenge, collecting $13.3 million to finish second. But keep in mind, Geostorm also played in nearly 1,000 more theaters than Boo 2! and its makers spent nearly $100 million more to make it, which makes its weekend take look all the less impressive.
Only the Brave, Sony’s well-regarded firefighting saga, blazed its way to $6 million, finishing behind third-place Happy Death Day ($9.4 million) and fourth-place Blade Runner 2049 ($7.2 million) to finish fifth.
Meanwhile, The Snowman was frozen out of the top five, cooling its heels in eighth with $3.4 million. And the hotly anticipated Christian flick Same Kind of Different as Me—based on a bestselling book—landed outside the top 10. Despite an impressive group sales start, the film earned just $2.6 million to finish 12th.