Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
An elderly black woman looking serious and holding two large blades across her chest. Above the image is written "You Scurred?"
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTyler Perry
Produced by
  • Tyler Perry
  • Ozzie Areu
  • Will Areu
Written byTyler Perry
Starring
Music by
CinematographyRichard Vialet
Edited byLarry Sexton
Production
company
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • October 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)[1]
Running time
101 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$25 million[2]
Box office$48.3 million[2]

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween[a] is a 2017 American comedy horror film written, produced, directed by and starring Tyler Perry. It is the ninth film in the Madea series, the sequel to Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), and the third Madea film (after Madea's Witness Protection and Boo!) not adapted from a stage play. The film was released on October 20, 2017, by Lionsgate, received negative reviews from critics and grossed $48 million.[1] At the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards the film received three nominations: Worst Actress (for Perry), Worst Screen Combo (Tyler Perry & either the ratty old dress or worn-out wig) and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel.[3]

Plot[edit]

The film opens after school on Tiffany's 18th birthday. She and her friend Gabriella encounter Tiffany's dad Brian and brother B.J. outside the school; Tiffany's mom, Brian's ex-wife Debrah, arrives with her new husband Calvin, and they surprise Tiffany with the car she wanted (and hoped her father would give her). She and Gabriella drive it recklessly to the frat house from the first movie, where they hear that Jonathan and the others are having a Halloween party at Lake Derrick. She hopes to make it up to them for ruining the previous year's party.

Brian finds Madea, Joe, Bam, and Hattie at his house to surprise Tiffany. She tells her friend Leah about the party and asks her mom if she can go. She says yes to upset Brian, but he agrees so that he can teach her a lesson. Tiffany rounds up Gabriella, Leah, and Anna (a girl who's stalking Horse) and they arrive at Lake Derrick in her new car. The frat boys meet up and have fun with the girls until some of them disappear after seeing "Derrick", his brother, and his daughters.

Madea overhears Tiffany's conversation about the party and gets her friends to go with her to Lake Derrick to get Tiffany. On the way, Madea accidentally hits one of "Derrick's" daughters with her car when she mysteriously appears on the road. Madea, Bam, and Hattie check on the girl, who pulls her hair and shows her scarred-up face to everybody. The ladies run back to the car; the girl appears on top of the car, scaring everyone again, and Joe immediately drives away.

Back at Lake Derrick, Tiffany, Gabriella, Leah, and the remaining frat boys are at the campfire discussing the murders that happened in the area but Gabriella doesn't want to hear this and insists on leaving. They soon realize that some people from the party are missing, so Horse and Leah agree to look for them, but they actually want to get away to have sex. "Derrick" and his family chase them into the woods, with Horse getting caught and presumably killed. Leah runs out of the forest and sees Madea and the gang, deciding to wait with them until Bam sees a "grim reaper" figure standing in the middle of the road. Though Madea initially thinks it's a prank, the figure slashes one of the Cadillac's tires, but Joe continues to drive it anyway.

Gabriella reluctantly seeks safety in a tent with Dino, a frat brother who had been flirting with her all night, but they discover "Derrick" and his daughters outside the tent. In another tent, Tiffany hooks up with Jonathan until "Derrick" tears down the tent. Tiffany, Gabriella, Jonathan, and Dino escape from the camp after Tiffany tries unsuccessfully to call her mom. Madea's group finally arrives at Lake Derrick, but "Derrick's" daughter arrives again to cause havoc at the now abandoned camp.

At the police station, Debrah and Calvin desperately ask the sheriff to check for Tiffany at Lake Derrick but Brian says he will go look for her with Gabriella's dad. Madea's car stops in front of an old broken-down house, where the little girl scares everyone out of the house again. Brian and Victor are waiting for them - they had been pranking them for lying and sneaking out, and for Debrah to learn to co-parent. Debrah agrees, and the people who were "killed" are safely at the police station. However, the masked chainsaw killer at the outhouse wasn't part of the prank; he is the actual Derrick. When Brian and Victor realize this, they drive away from the camp. Joe then asks Derrick if he can help him kill Madea and he nods in response. After the screen cuts to black, a blooper reel appears to conclude the film.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Principal photography on Boo 2! A Madea Halloween began in March 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The movie apparently cost 25 million dollars to make.[4][1] Lionsgate released a teaser trailer for the film on July 18, 2017,[5][6] and a full trailer on August 18.[7]

Release[edit]

In May 2017, Lionsgate announced the film would be released on October 20, 2017.[8] It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 30, 2018.

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween grossed $47.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $48.3 million, against a production budget of $25 million.[2]

In the United States and Canada, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween was released alongside Geostorm, The Snowman and Only The Brave, and was expected to gross $20–25 million from 2,388 theaters in its opening weekend.[9] The film made $760,000 from Thursday night previews and $7.5 million on its first day. It went on to open to $21.7 million (down 24% from the first film's $27.6 million debut), becoming the 10th Tyler Perry film to finish first at the box office. Like typical Perry films, the opening weekend audience demographics were diverse: 38% African American, 31% Caucasians and 21% Hispanics.[10] In its second week the film dropped 52% to $10.1 million (more than the 39.6% of the first film), finishing second behind newcomer Jigsaw ($16.6 million)[11] and in its third week the film made $4.7 million (dropping another 53%), finishing 4th at the box office.[12]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 5%, based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 2.6/10.[13] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 17 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike".[14] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it a 73% overall positive score.[10]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Subject Result
Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Actress Tyler Perry Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Nominated
Either the ratty old dress or worn-out wig Nominated
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Nominated

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (stylized in marketing as Boo! Two: A Madea Halloween)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McNary, Dave (May 26, 2017). "Lionsgate Sets 'Tyler Perry's Boo 2: A Madea Halloween' for October". Variety. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "RAZZIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED". Rotten Tomatoes. January 21, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween (2017)". Movie Insider. March 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017 Movie) Official Teaser Trailer "Peek-A BOO BOO!" – Tyler Perry - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  6. ^ "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Teaser Trailer #1 (2017)". Hot Trailers Collection. July 19, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween gets a trailer". 18 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' Sets Release Date". May 26, 2017.
  9. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (October 18, 2017). "Boo 2!' To Shut Down Expensive 'Geostorm' In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Anthony D'Alessandro. "'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' Reaps $21M+ During October Dumping Ground At The B.O." Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro. "Horror Has Few Scares At B.O. As 'Jigsaw' Dulls To $16M+, 'Suburbicon' Condemned With D- CinemaScore". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  12. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro. "'Thor: Ragnarok' Flexes His Box Office Muscles To $120M-$122M Opening – Early Sunday AM Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 28, 2017.

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