Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 9/23/18

September 24, 2018

Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 9/23/18

Weekend Box Office Top Ten:

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS opened at #1 with an impressive $26.8M (Million) debut, ahead of tracking and studio expectations in a big win for Universal and the new iteration of Amblin. Produced for only $42M plus marketing, there is no doubt this film will be lucrative between domestic and international, where it is certain to perform well.

A SIMPLE FAVOR held onto the #2 spot with $10.4M, a domestic total now of $32.5M, and an early $42.5M worldwide. With a budget of just $20M plus marketing, this film is well on its way to profitability for Lionsgate, and demonstrating tremendous holding power with audiences.

THE NUN is #3 with $10.2M, a domestic total of $100.8M, and a global take of $292.5M, soon to be leaping past the $300M benchmark. With a budget that was kept at $22M plus marketing, this is a tremendous win for WB and New Line, another highly profitable CONJURING brand film, with the third film in the main franchise said to be starting production soon.

THE PREDATOR collapsed to #4 with only $8.7M this weekend, a domestic total of $40.4M, and $94.9M worldwide. With a budget of $88M plus marketing costs, this will be a sharp financial loss for Fox.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS is #5 with $6.5M, a domestic total now of $159.4M, and $206M worldwide. Produced for only $30M plus marketing, this is now one of the most successful romantic comedies of all-time, with WB already announcing plans for the other two installments based on the trilogy of novels.

WHITE BOY RICK slid to #6 with $5M, and a total of only $17.4M. Produced for $29M plus marketing costs, this will be a financial loss for Studio 8 and Sony, as audiences have not shown up for this one.

PEPPERMINT is #7 with $3.7M, and a total of $30.3M. Produced for $25M plus marketing, this film is expected to be profitable for STX, thanks to strong domestic holds and what should be a decent international run.

FAHRENHEIT 11/9 opened at #8 with a disastrous $3M debut, as this Michael Moore documentary could not break through the noise and a crowded early fall season.

THE MEG is #9 with $2.3M, a domestic total now of $140.5M, and a big global haul of $516.4M, making this film nicely profitable for WB, considering its price-tag of around $150M plus marketing. International and domestic have both played above expectations in making this a late-summer hit.

SEARCHING is #10 with $2.1M, a domestic total of $23.1M, and $54.2M, or nearly 110% more than what Sony paid to acquire this film at a $5M cost, before marketing. This has been a very nice sleeper success for the studio.

Next weekend sees debuts for comedy NIGHT SCHOOL, animated pic SMALLFOOT, and horror film HELL FEST, as September winds to a close ahead of what is going to be a busy and very lucrative October at the box office.



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