‘The House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Ticks to the Top of the Box Office

1.“The House With a Clock in Its Walls”Universal$26,850,000
2.“A Simple Favor”Lionsgate$10,400,000
3.“The Nun”NewLine$10,250,000
4.“The Predator”Fox$8,700,000
5.“Crazy Rich Asians”Warner Bros.$6,515,000
6.“White Boy Rick”Studio 8$5,000,000
7.“Peppermint”STX Entertainment$3,720,000
8.“Fahrenheit 11/9”Briarcliff$3,101,000
9.“The Meg”Warner Bros$2,350,000
10.“Searching”ScreenGems$2,175,000

 

Universal’s new family-friendly fantasy movie, “The House With a Clock In Its Walls” won the weekend box office in its debut. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett led the film to more than $25M in US ticket sales, with an additional $3M internationally. It is the highest opening for a film from Eli Roth, the director of such horror flicks as “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever.”

Paul Feig’s thriller, “A Simple Favor,” came in second place, adding $10.4M to its two-week total. The film actually bumped up from last week’s third place opening. The film, which harkens back to classic cinema, has earned more than $40M worldwide so far.

The horror movie, “The Nun,” swapped places, moving down to third this week with $10.2M. It has earned nearly $300M worldwide, putting it right in line with the rest of “The Conjuring” franchise.

The Predator” dropped from first to fourth with $8.7M. The latest sequel in the franchise has struggled to find an audience, grossing only $40M in the US and about $95M worldwide in its first ten days. It did earn back its $88M budget, but hasn’t connected the way the studio hoped it might.

Crazy Rich Asians” is still performing well. It held onto the fifth spot and this week crossed $200M worldwide. This rom com has some staying power, and will likely hang around a few more weeks.

White Boy Rick” and “Peppermint” both moved down just a bit. “White Boy Rick” slips into sixth place with a current total gross of $17.4M. “Peppermint” is at $36M worldwide, with $30M of that in domestic box.

Fahrenheit 11/9” also opened this week in eighth place. Michael Moore’s latest documentary about Trump’s America took in just $3.1M. For a documentary, it’s not bad. But it’s far from Moore’s record-setting “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

Be sure to read Joey Magidson’s review here.

The Meg” and “Searching” round out the top ten this week. “The Meg” now sits at $517M worldwide. “Searching” is now the second-highest grossing film out of Sundance 2018 with $54M worldwide.

Next week’s new releases include “Night School,” “Hell Fest,” and “Smallfoot.”

Did you see “The House With a Clock In Its Walls” this week? Or was “A Simple Favor” more for you? Comment below and share!