The Daily Scoop 10-31-2016
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It was a triple “T” threat at the box office this weekend as Tyler Perry, Tom Hanks, and Tom Cruise finished in the top three spots.
Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” claimed the top spot for the second weekend in a row bringing in nearly $17 million.
That was enough to scare away Hanks’ latest Dan Brown adaptation, “Inferno,” which opened at $15 million. The third installment of the “Da Vinci Code” franchise opened at significantly less than the second film, “Angels and Demons,” which opened at about $46 million in 2009.
Rounding out the top three was Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” which brought in just under $10 million.
Game 5 of World Series
The Chicago Cubs managed to stay alive last night facing elimination in game five of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
The fans at Wrigley Field were simply electric all game for this pivotal showdown under the lights. Jon Lester started his night by striking out the side in the first inning. He would pitch six innings, sitting down five pitchers in all with two earned runs and one hit.
Chicago got some big at-bats from Krist Bryant, who tallied his first solo jack of the post-season. Aroldis Chapman was the difference maker in the two-and-two-thirds innings he pitched. The clutch closer notched four k’s to seal the deal and send this series back to Cleveland.
Cleveland now leads 3-to-2 with game six on the horizon. It is set to be played tomorrow night at Progressive Field.