Perry’s ‘Madea’ stuns Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ in upset

Perry’s ‘Madea’ stuns Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ in upset


Tom Hanks. Tom Cruise. Ben Affleck. None of them have been a match for Tyler Perry’s Madea.

In a surprise victory at the weekend box office, Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” toppled another A-lister as Hanks’ and Ron Howard’s new Dan Brown adaption, “Inferno,” went up in flames. Perry’s latest movie about his tough-talking grandmother remained No. 1 for the second-straight week with an estimated $16.7 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.

Rounding out the top five at the box office were: “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” $9.6 million, third place: “The Accountant,” $8.5 million, fourth place; and “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” $7.1 million, fifth place.

Stuntman sues actor Tom Sizemore after being run over on set


A stuntman who was injured when he was run over while filming an upcoming television series is suing actor Tom Sizemore and the production.

Steve de Castro sued Sizemore and Paramount Pictures on Friday, claiming the July incident in which he was pinned beneath a sport utility vehicle driven by Sizemore left him with significant injuries.

The lawsuit claims the “Black Hawk Down” actor was intoxicated at a remote desert airport in northern Los Angeles County during filming of the upcoming USA Network action show “Shooter.” De Castro was airlifted from the scene but the lawsuit does not specify what his injuries were, describing them only as “numerous internal and external injuries.”

Associated Press