#BOXOFFICE: AUDIENCES ROCKED BY “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”
Moviegoers rocked-out to BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY this weekend, debuting atop the Box Office with $48.9 million from 4,000 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The Freddie Mercury Biopic gets 59% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore, with its star Rami Malek getting major Awards Season buzz for his portrayal. The Film was made for $48 million.
In second is another debut, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS for Disney with $20.2 million, from 3,766 theatres. The Film starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, gets 35% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
In third is Paramount Pictures Comedy NOBODY’S FOOL with $13.8 million from 2,468 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
HALLOWEEN is in fourth with $11.1 million for Universal Pictures, a total $150 million over four weeks domestically.
A STAR IS BORN finds itself in fifth with $10.7 million for Warner Bros., now having made $165.2 million.
THE HATE U GIVE is in ninth with $3.5 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $23.5 million grossed in its run thus far.
Rounding things out is SMALLFOOT with $3.1 million for Warner Bros., a total $76.7 million to-date.
#BOXOFFICE: “VENOM” INVADES THE TOP SPOT AT THE BOX OFFICE
A smear campaign, nor critical panning could stop Marvel’s VENOM from taking the top of the Box Office this weekend. The Blockbuster starring Tom Hardy opens on-top with a stellar $80 million for Sony Pictures from 4,250 theatres across North America. It also gets 31% on the Tomatometer and much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
By no means disgraced, A STAR IS BORN opens in second spot with an excellent $42.2 million from 3,686 theatres for Warner Bros. The directorial debut from Star and Writer Bradley Cooper gets unanimous praise out of the Festival circuit with 91% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. It is seen as an Oscar Frontrunner at this point, getting a head start on Awards Season.
SMALLFOOT earns $14.5 million in its second week out for Warner Bros., a total $42.2 million gross over two weeks domestically.
NIGHT SCHOOL, last week’s #1 Movie, slips to fourth with $11.9 million for Universal Pictures, a total $39.1 million in two weeks.
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS is in fifth this weekend with $7 million, bringing it to $54.7 million in its third week for Universal Pictures.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS shows incredibly longevity in eighth with $2.1 million for Warner Bros., now in its eighth week out. It is just shy of $170 million to date in these parts.
THE PREDATOR rounds-out the Top Ten with $900k for 20th Century Fox, a total $49 million over four weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “NIGHT SCHOOL” MAKES THE GRADE IN OPENING
Kevin Hart continues his ascent as one of he most bankable stars in Hollywood. NIGHT SCHOOL which he co-wrote and stars in, debuts atop the Box Office in its debut with $25.9 million from 3,010 theatres across North America for Universal Pictures. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) Film also stars “It Girl”, Tiffany Haddish. While it musters-up only 30% on the Tomatometer, Audiences certainly enjoyed it with an A- CinemaScore.
In second is SMALLFOOT with $23.6 million from 4,131 theatres for Warner Bros. The Animated Feature featuring Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya, gets a 63% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
In its second week out, THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS finds itself in third with $12.3 million. Its tally takes it to $44.6 grossed in North America for Universal Pictures.
A SIMPLE FAVOR quietly continues to add to its bankroll in fourth with $6.7 million, good enough for fourth spot for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. The Toronto-made Paul Feig Thriller has made $43.1 million thus far domestically.
Right in-time for Halloween is HELL FEST, debuting in sixth with $4.7 million for eOne Films/CBS Films. It gets 35% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore
PEPPERMINT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.8 million for Elevation Pictures/STX Entertainment, a decent $33.5 million earned over four weeks.