'Madea Halloween' sequel takes No. 1, 'Geostorm' flops

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tyler Perry's "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" has scared up a healthy audience in its first weekend in theaters. Studio estimates on Sunday say the comedy sequel earned $21.7 million from 2,388 theaters to easily take first place.

In second place is the long-delayed disaster epic "Geostorm," which opened to a dismal $13.3 million against a reported $120 million production budget. Gerard Butler stars in the film from first-time director Dean Devlin, who produced "Independence Day."

Holdovers took third and fourth places, with "Happy Death Day" bringing in $9.4 million and "Blade Runner 2049" adding $7.2 million.

The fact-based firefighter drama "Only the Brave" opened in fifth place with $6 million from 2,577 screens, while the poorly reviewed adaptation of "The Snowman" tanked in eighth with $3.4 million.

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