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‘Night School’ and ‘Smallfoot’ Split the Box Office

Tiffany Haddish landss another box-office win

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A trio of new films hit the domestic box office this weekend, offering something for everyone across a wide-array of genres. “Night School” was the big comedy release this week, opening against the horror-thriller “Hell Fest” and the animated-comedy “Smallfoot” from Warner Bros. Pictures. These films needed a big weekend on their debut, as “Venom” and “A Star is Born” are both scheduled to hit theaters in just a few days.

“Night School” is leading the pack this weekend, bringing in an estimated $28M for Universal Pictures across 3,010 locations. “Night School” was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film stars Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, and Brooke Butler. It’s a tight race though as “Smallfoot” has an estimated $23M across 4,131 locations this weekend. “Smallfoot” was directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig, the film features the voice talents of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, and Jimmy Tatro. We will just have to wait to see the actuals on Monday to declare a winner.

Universal Pictures also took third-place this weekend with “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”. The family fantasy-drama made another $12.5M this weekend, remaining in 3,592 locations and bumping the film’s two-week total to just over $44.7M domestically. “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” was directed by Eli Roth, the film stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro.

Lionsgate’s thriller “A Simple Favor” landed in fourth-place this week, bringing in $6.6M across 3,073 locations. The film, now in its third-week, has made over $43M since its debut. “A Simple Favor” was directed by Paul Feig, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ hit thriller “The Nun” remained in the top-five this weekend, bringing in $5.4M across 3,331 locations. The film recently passed the $300M at the global box-office and this weekend the film topped $109M domestically. “The Nun” was directed by Corin Hardy, the film features Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.

Not making the top-five but worth mentioning is the horror-thriller “Hell Fest,” also from Lionsgate. The film only made $5M across 2,297 locations this weekend and landed in sixth-place overall on its debut. “Hell Fest” was directed by Gregory Plotkin, the film stars Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, and Amy Forsyth.

As we mentioned earlier, “Venom” and “A Star is Born” are the big releases next week. Sony’s “Venom” was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson. “A Star is Born” was directed by Bradley Cooper, who also stars in the film alongside Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott. You can grab tickets to these films right here on fandango.com.