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

The House With a Clock In Its Walls
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!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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