For a second week straight, HALLOWEEN takes the top of the Box Office again with $31.4 million from 3,990 theatres for Universal Pictures. In its domestic run thus far, it has made $126 million and last weekend got the distinction of second-highest opening ever in October.
Still shining bright is A STAR IS BORN is second finally toppling VENOM, that one being in third spot. The former gets $14 million in its third week out, a total $148 million over three weeks for Warner Bros. The latter gets $10.2 million, with $182 million being its three week tally for Sony Pictures.
HUNTER KILLER starring Gerard Butler opens in fourth with $7 million for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films, playing at 2,720 theatres. Despite only 35% from Critics on the Tomatometer, it gets an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
MID90s, the directorial debut of Jonah Hill is in ninth with $3.7 million for A24 Films/VVS Films, expanding to 1,206 theatres in its second week. It gets 78% on the Tomatometer.
NIGHT SCHOOL rounds-out the Top Ten with a respectable $3.2 million for Universal Pictures, a run of $71.4 million over five weeks.
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.
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.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers in Toronto a chance to see NIGHT SCHOOL. Screening takes place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – Cineplex Yonge & Dundas, 7 PM
Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The Comedy from Director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.
Co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco join Hart on-screen for the film that Hart produces for his Hartbeat Productions, and Packer via his Will Packer Productions.
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Universal Pictures Canada release NIGHT SCHOOLFriday, September 28, 2018.