Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 9/30/18
Weekend Box Office Top Ten:
NIGHT SCHOOL opened at #1 with a solid $28M (Million) in line with expectations. Produced for a reasonable $29M plus marketing, this film should have no problem reaching profitability for Universal, thanks to the strong pairing of stars Hart and Haddish, a solid marketing campaign, and audience enjoyment. Holds should be decent over the next couple of weeks, with no direct competition, either.
SMALLFOOT opened at #2 with $23M domestic and an early $38.6M worldwide. Produced for around $70M plus marketing, this is a decent result should the film be able to demonstrate the strong holds of other animated family titles, and play well overseas. Next weekend will present a more clear picture, but for WB, this is a good start and keeps their winning streak going.
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS slid to #3 with $12.5M, a domestic total of $44.7M, and a very early $53.8M worldwide. Produced for $42M plus marketing by Universal, this film should definitely be profitable, as it continues to play in the U.S. and will do well internationally as it expands.
A SIMPLE FAVOR held at #4 with $6.6M, a domestic total now of $43M, and $62.8M worldwide. Produced for just $20M plus marketing, this film has already become profitable for Lionsgate, with more to be earned.
THE NUN is #5 with $5.4M, a domestic total of $109M, and a global haul of $330M and climbing. Produced for only $22M plus marketing, this WB film is wildly profitable for the studio, as every CONJURING film and spin-off has been thus far, with more installments on the way.
HELL FEST opened at #6 with a poor showing of just $5M, below expectations. Produced for $5.5M plus marketing, this one could however reach a break-even point if international plays a little better than domestic. However, this is a very disappointing start for Lionsgate, as many horror fans have elected to save their money for HALLOWEEN later in October.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS is #7 with $4M, a domestic total now of $165.6M, and $218.8M worldwide. With a budget of only $30M plus marketing, enough has likely been said about WB's successful romantic comedy, and the start of a new franchise based around the trilogy of novels.
THE PREDATOR is #8 with $3.7M, a domestic total of $47.6M, and $115M worldwide. With a budget of $88M plus marketing, this will be a steep financial loss for Fox, which has not had an outright successful Predator or ALIEN film in many years.
WHITE BOY RICK is #9 with $2.3M, and a total of just $21.7M. Produced for $29M, this will be a financial loss for Studio 8 and Sony.
PEPPERMINT is #10 with $1.7M, a domestic total of $33M, and an early $39M worldwide. Produced for $25M plus marketing, this film should at least be able to reach break-even point, if not profitability, depending on how well international performs for this actioner.
Next weekend kicks off a very busy October with a bang, as both Sony's Spider-Man spinoff VENOM, and WB's prestige A STAR IS BORN open, looking to score big with their respective audiences.