Did you watch the game this weekend?  Apparently, everyone else did too.  Depending on final numbers, this weekend is set up to be the third worst weekend of the year to date.  It is probably not a good sign when the top movie alone is 30% of the box office against the other 43 movies.

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Coming in at #1 this weekend was The House With a Clock in Its Walls.  House brought in $26.8 million which is slightly above expectations.  Cinemascore gives the movie a B+ but it has received mixed reviews.  It is a good movie that can’t quite decide who it is targeting.

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Coming in second this weekend was A simple Favor starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.  It made $10.4 million while only dropping 35% in week two.

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In its third week of release, the horror movie, The Nun brought in $10.2 million for a very close third place finish.  This represents a 43% drop from last week.   The Nun has brought in a whopping $100.1 million dollars in its three weeks.  Not bad for a $22 million budget.

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Fourth place brings us to last weeks champion.   The Predator may have been king last week, but over this past weekend it fell a crazy 65%, bringing in only $8.7 million.  Apparently, those who wanted to see it came out for week one, and few decided to go back for a second round.

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Lastly in fifth place we have the romantic comedy that refuses to go away.  Crazy Rich Asians brought in yet another $6.5 million to remain in the top five in its sixth week of release. This little $30 million comedy will cross the $160 million domestic mark later this week.  Not too shabby.

The other three opening this past weekend could not find audiences.  Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and Assassination Nation finished 8, 11 and 15th respectively, barely making $6 million between the three of them.


Next weekend we have three films opening.  It remains to be seen how well any of these three do.  Hell Fest is a horror film that takes place at an amusement park.  Night School is a comedy with Kevin Hart going to night school to get his GED.  Finally, the kids’ flick, Smallfoot, about yetis that don’t believe in humans until they find one. Only Smallfoot is in more than 2000 screens, but Warner Brothers cartoons are notoriously poor.  We shall see how many make the top five and can  Crazy Rich Asians continue to maintain its top 5 slot.