Inferno, the third installment in the Da Vinci franchise, is having a hard time in the US Box office. The film has made a disappointing $15-16m after making $5.6m in 3576 theatres on Friday. The result of this is that the film, that was expected to make between $20-30m, is an alarmingly close battle with 'Boo A Madea Halloween' for the no.1 spot over the Halloween weekend. 

Tom Hanks at the Inferno premiereTom Hanks at the Inferno premiere in LA

Director Ron Howard's mystery thriller, starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, has fallen a long way behind the $77m that 'The Da Vinci Code' made in the US, even sequel 'Angels & Demons' made $46m back in 2009.

The success, or lack of it, is seemingly down to the busy holiday schedule, with Halloween parties taking away from the cinema. Adding to this, the World Series is well underway and the US presidential debate is reaching its climax. 

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It would appear that Sony didn't have much hope for the film either after giving Howard a significantly smaller budget. The first two films in the franchise both cost over $150m, whilst 'Inferno' received a mere $75m in comparison.

In spite of a poor showing domestically, Inferno continues to be a success in the world box office as it hit the $150m mark. This means that Inferno has followed a trend set by Angels and Demons; the film earned a huge $352.6m overseas. 

Elsewhere in the US box office, Tom Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' looks like it will come in third ahead of 'The Accountant'-with the two films making $9m and $8.1m respectively. Rounding out the top five is 'Ouija: Origin of Evil', the only major Halloween horror this year with an estimated $6.3m. 

Tom Cruise at the European premiere of Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise at the European premiere of Jack Reacher

It should also be said that 'Inferno' is the only film in the top five to be a new release with the others all being released a week prior, with The Accountant on its third week.