#BOXOFFICE: “CLOCK” BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN IN DEBUT
Director Eli Roth might be known to us for his Cult Classics and Horrors, but he makes his first foray into the children’s genre a winning one. THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS opens on-top with $24.6 from 3,592 theatres for Universal Pictures. Starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, the Film gets 67% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
In second is A SIMPLE FAVOR with $10.5 million also for Universal Pictures. The Thriller starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, also Director Paul Feig’s first try in Film outside of Comedy, has made $32.7 million over two weeks.
In third is THE NUN with $9.4 million for Warner Bros., just surpassing $100 million domestically in three weeks.
THE PREDATOR lands in fourth with $8 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $39.7 in two weeks for the TIFF ’18 Midnight Madness selection.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS still continues to slay in fifth with $6.3 million, tallying $159.2 million now over six weeks for Warner Bros.
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 opens with $2.8 million from 1,719 theatres, in eighth. This latest effort from Documentarian Michael Moore, gets 80% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore for Briarcliffe Entertainment and levelFILM.
LIFE ITSELF which like the Moore Film just debuted at TIFF ’18, opens in ninth with $2.1 million for Amazon Films/VVS Films, getting 13% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore. It has an all-star Cast including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin and Olivia Cooke.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is THE MEG with $2.1 million, a total $140.3 million over seen week for Warner Bros.
#BOXOFFICE: “CRAZY RICH ASIANS” CONTINUES TO BANK THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK
It’s a three-peat for CRAZY RICH ASIANS staying at #1 once again this weekend with $23 million for Warner Bros. It plays at 3,865 theatres, tallying-in at $118.7 million over three weeks.
THE MEG continues to stay afloat in second with $10.1 million in its fourth week for Warner Bros., a domestic total of $123 million.
In third is OPERATION FINALE with $6.4 million for MGM, playing at 1,818 theatres. The Drama starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac, gets 62% on the Tomatoneter and an A- CinemaScore. It doesn’t yet have a Canadian release.
Debuting in sixth is SEARCHING starring John Cho, which is a feat in diversity with two Films starring Asian-American lead actors in the Top Ten. It earns $5.7 million from 1,198 theatres for Sony Pictures, getting 91% from Critics on the Tomatoneter. The Asian-American community have rallied to create the #GOLDOPEN campaign getting them to support this Film, hot off the success of Crazy Rich Asians.
MILE 22 rounds-out the Top Ten for STX ENTERTAINMENT/VVS Films with $3.7 million from 2,950 theatres scross North America. It has made $32.8 million to date.
#BOXOFFICE: AUDIENCES ARE STILL CRAZY FOR “ASIANS”
CRAZY RICH ASIANS goes strong a second straight week at the Box Office taking the top spot once again with $25.5 million from 3,526 theatres and a healthy $77.4 million over two weeks for Warner Bros.
In second spot is THE MEG surpassing the $100 million-mark for Warner Bros. in just three weeks, earning $11.6 million this weekend.
THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS opens in third with $10.2 million from 3,256 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. It gets 23% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore.
In fourth is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT with $8.2 million, a total $194 million grossed five weeks domestically for Paramount Pictures.
A.X.L., centering on a robot dog, rounds-out the Top Ten for Global Road Entertainment/Open Road Films with $2.3 million from 1,710 theatres. It gets 26% on the Tomatoneter and a B+ CinemaScore.
#BOXOFFICE: “CRAZY RICH ASIANS” A BANKABLE SUCCESS
It’s a new era! With audiences embracing inclusion and diversity more and more, CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the Movie of the Now, taking the top of the Box Office with $21.6 million from 3,384 theatres for Warner Bros. Not only are Critics in love with the Kevin Kwan Bestseller Adaptation, it gets an A CinemaScore from Audiences which should be enough to propel it in coming weeks with word of mouth. Directed by Jon M. Chu, it opened Wednesday night, for a total $31 million over five days.
THE MEG continues to take a bit at the competition in second with $20 million from 4,118 theatres making it a Warner Bros. Top-Two. Over two weeks the shark Action-Thriller has made $82.6 million.
In third is MILE 22 with $14.3 million from 3,250 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. The fourth collaboration between Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg, gets 20% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT is in fourth with $10.9 million for Paramount Pictures, a total $181 million over four weeks.
ALPHA debuts in sixth with $9.4 million from 2,719 theatres for Sony Pictures. The story about the first friendship between man and wolf, gets 84% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN is in ninth with $3.5 million for Universal Pictures in in its fifth a week, a tally of $111.3 million made domestically.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION gets $3.4 million for Sony Pictures, a total $153 million over six weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE MEG” CHOMPS THE COMPETITION IN DEBUT
Shark Action-Thriller THE MEG debuts atop the Box Office this weekend with $40 million from 4,118 theatres for Warner Bros. Starring Jason Statham, it gets 51% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
In second with $18.9 million is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT after two weeks on-top for Paramount Pictures, earning a three week total of $160.8 million domestically.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is in third this weekend with $12.3 million for Disney, a two week total of $49.9 million.
Debuting in fourth is the Horror SLENDER MAN with $11.8 million from 2,358 theatres for Sony Screen Gems/Sony Pictures. It gets 15% on the Tomatometer.
BLACKKKLANSMAN debuts in fifth with $9.4 million from 1,512 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. This latest effort from Spike Lee gets 97% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is ANT-MAN AND THE WASP with $3.9 million for a total of $203 million grossed over six weeks in North America.