For a second week straight, VENOM takes the top of the Box Office. Earning $31.7 million in its second week out for Sony Pictures, its tally to date is $138.8 million.
Repeating the order again this weekend, A STAR IS BORN settles for second with a strong $29.6 million, bringing its two-week run to $95.7 million for Warner Bros.
FIRST MAN, seen as an early Oscar Contender debuts in third with $16.8 million for Universal Pictures, from 3,640 theatres. This latest, a Neil Armstrong Biopic from Oscar-winning Director Damien Chazelle, gets a B+ CinemaScore and an 88% on the Tomatometer.
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN debuts in fourth with $15.7 million from 3,521 theatres, getting 43% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. Its 2015 Predecessor opened with $23.6 million.
Star-studded BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE opens in sixth with $7.9 million from 2,808 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets a B- CinemaScore and a 71% on the Tomatometer.
THE HATE U GIVE, also an Oscar Contender, debuts in ninth with $1.5 million from just 248 theatres in its second week of limited release for 20th Century Fox.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is A SIMPLE FAVOR with $1.3 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, a total $52 million over five weeks.
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.
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.
THE PREDATOR, hot off its TIFF ’18 debut last week, preys upon the competition and devours them to the tune of $24.7 million from 4,037 theatres at the Box Office this weekend, taking top spot for 20th Century Fox. It gets 34% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore.
In second is last week’s champ THE NUN, which takes $19 million in its second week for Warner Bros. The latest in the bankable Conjuring Franchise has a two week tally of $86 million domestically.
Debuting in third is A SIMPLE FAVOR, Director Paul Feig‘s first foray into Thrillers. It opens with $16 million from 3,102 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with 82% on the Tomatometer and also a B+ CinemaScore.
Another TIFF ’18 selection, WHITE BOY RICK opens in fourth with $9.3 million from 2,504 theatres for Sony Pictures. It gets 63% on the Tomatometer and B CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT with $2.3 million for Paramount Pictures. It tallies approximately $215 million in its North American run to date.
eOne Films x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see A SIMPLE FAVOR! Screenings take place Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax.
Synopsis: A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily‘s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily‘s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
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eOne Films release A SIMPLE FAVORFriday, September 14, 2018!
We know you’re just as excited! Check-out this new Trailer for A SIMPLE FAVOR, Writer/Director Paul Feig‘s(The Heat, Ghostbusters) first Thriller!
Synopsis: A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily‘s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
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eOne Films release A SIMPLE FAVOURFriday, September 14, 2018.
At last, a new Trailer for Toronto-made A SIMPLE FAVOR!
A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily‘s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
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Universal Pictures Canada release A SIMPLE FAVORFriday, September 14, 2018.
What happened to Emily? Since this filmed in Toronto last Summer, we’ve been wondering when it would finally surface? Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters) gives us a little something different this time with his Thriller A SIMPLE FAVOR starring AnnaKendrick, Henry Golding and Blake Lively. The Film was just unveiled in Las Vegas at Cinemacon!
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eOne Films release A SIMPLE FAVORFriday, September 14, 2018.
Starring in the eagerly-awaited upcoming adaptation of Kevin Kwan‘s bestselling Crazy Rich Asians, fellow Malaysians Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding, plus Glee alumni Harry Shum Jr. coincidentally all are in Toronto right now working on their own respective projects. We spotted them having a mini crazy-rich reunion over sushi at hotspot Ja Bistro!
Yeoh, known best for her work in Academy Award-winning Films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha, in addition to a litany of blockbusters in Chinese-speaking Asia, continues filming STAR TREK: DISCOVERY in the City in which she stars as Captain Georgiou. The Series premieres on CBSSeptember 24, 2017! In Jon M. Chu‘s much-hyped Crazy Rich Asians, she plays controlling matriarch Eleanor Young. Yes!
Golding, a fresh face in these parts, is set to make a big splash stateside starring as Nicholas Young in Crazy Rich Asians. He is filming currently Paul Feig‘s (The Heat, Bridesmaids) debut Thriller, A Simple Favor starring alongside Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. The Film is based on the Darcey Bell Novel of the same name and about a mommy blogger who tries to figure out the disappearance of her friend Emily.
Shum, returns to Toronto where he films the third season of popular Series Shadowhunters (The Mortal Instruments) through next spring, reprising his role as Magnus Bane.
We were lucky enough to stop Yeoh and Golding for a quick chat after their dinner and they were amazing to stop for Selfies en route to their next stop on their Friday night in Entertainment District.