Tom Hanks new movie “Inferno” number one in the box office

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2014 file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. Wright State University says Hanks also will participate in an invitation-only gala to raise funds for the Tom Hanks Scholarship and Visiting Artist Program. Hanks is a national co-chair of a major fundraising campaign for the school near Dayton. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2014 file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. Wright State University says Hanks also will participate in an invitation-only gala to raise funds for the Tom Hanks Scholarship and Visiting Artist Program. Hanks is a national co-chair of a major fundraising campaign for the school near Dayton. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Tom Hanks and Ron Howard’s latest Dan Brown adaptation, “Inferno,” went up in flames at the weekend box office, handing Tyler Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” a surprise victory.

Perry’s latest Madea movie remained No. 1 for the second straight week, topping the North American box office with an estimated $16.6 million. That was enough to scare away the third installment of the “Da Vinci Code” franchise. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Inferno” bombed with $15 million, about half of what more bullish predictions anticipated.

Sony Pictures and “Inferno” could take solace in stronger overseas business. In two weeks of international release, it’s earned nearly $150 million. The studio also stressed that the $75 million budget for “Inferno” was half that of “The Da Vinci Code” or “Angels and Demons.”

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