Weekend Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in its Walls’ hits $27M
A healthy mix of genres hit the box office
Several new film hit the box office charts this weekend, including Eli Roth’s new family-thriller “The House With a Clock in its Walls”. The limited-release schedule was packed this weekend as well, with films like the Sundance hit “Assassination Nation” and Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself” battling each other.
Universal Pictures’ “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” took the top spot on the domestic charts this week with a $26.8M opening weekend across 3,592 locations. “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” was directed by Eli Roth, the film stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro.
“A Simple Favor” from Lionsgate jumped to second-place this weekend after grossing $10.4M across 3,102 locations. The film, now in its second week in theaters, has grossed over $32M domestically. “A Simple Favor” was directed by Paul Feig, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding.
“The Nun” from Warner Bros. Pictures brought in $10M this weekend, the film remained in 3,707 locations and has made over $100M in three-weeks. “The Nun” was directed by Corin Hardy, the film features Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.
FOX’s “The Predator” dropped to fourth-place with an $8.7M weekend. The film remained in 4,070 locations and has made over $40M since the film released in theaters two weeks ago. “The Predator” was directed by Shane Black, the film features Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, and Olivia Munn.
Now in its sixth week in theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Crazy Rich Asians” landed in fifth place overall with a $6.5M weekend across 2,802 locations. The romantic comedy has now made over $159M domestically in six weeks.
At the specialty office Amazon’s “Life Itself” brought in $2M across 2,609 locations. “Life Itself” was written and directed by Dan Fogelman, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, and Annette Bening. “Assassination Nation” made $1M across 1,403 locations. “Assassination Nation” was written and directed by Sam Levinson, the film stars Odessa Young, Bella Thorne, Hari Nef, and Suki Waterhouse.
These films will have to battle the comedy “Night School” and the animated-comedy “Smallfoot” next weekend. The competition won’t get any easier over the following weekend, as “A Star is Born” and “Venom” hit theaters nationwide.