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  1. 'House With a Clock In Its Walls' Debuts with $26.8M While Fellow New Releases Stumble
    Despite the over performance of Universal's new release The House with a Clock in Its Walls and the strong hold from Lionsgate's A Simple Favor, this weekend is still one of the worst of the year. Things weren't helped by the soft openings from Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and Assassination Nation as the three other new wide releases struggled to find an audience. Additionally, for the second weekend in a row, the previous weekend's #1 film dipped mightily in its sophomore session. At t...
  2. 'House With A Clock In Its Walls' Looks to Top Soft Weekend
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $7.8 million, Universal and Amblin's The House with a Clock in Its Walls is on track for an opening right around the $23.6 million Goosebumps delivered three years ago. Opening day audiences scored the film with a "B+" CinemaScore. None of the weekend's three other new wide releases are looking quite as rosy. Briarcliff's release of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 brought in an estimated $1.05 million on Friday and is looking at a possible...
  3. 'The Predator' is #1 With Soft $24M, While 'Meg', 'Hotel Transylvania 3' & 'M:I 6' Hit Milestones
    20th Century Fox's release of The Predator may have topped the weekend box office, but whether it was the controversy swirling around the film, dwindling franchise interest or a combination of both, the film delivered the lowest opening weekend gross for a live-action film debuting in over 4,000 theaters. Meanwhile, Lionsgate's A Simple Favor delivered solid numbers in a third place finish, Studio 8's White Boy Rick debuted with moderate results and Pure Flix's Unbroken: Path to Redemption ...
  4. 'The Predator' Targets Weekend #1; 'Simple Favor', 'White Boy Rick' & 'Unbroken' Also Debut
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $10.45 million on Friday, Fox's The Predator is on its way to a #1 finish at the weekend box office, but the result is far from what one would expect for a $100 million production opening in over 4,000 theaters. In fact, the studio is currently anticipating a $25 million three-day debut while others expect that total to reach $27+ million. No matter how you look at it this is likely to be the worst opening ever for a live-action film opening in over 4,0...
  5. Summer 2018 Delivers $4.38 Billion in Domestic Grosses, Keeping Year on Record Pace
    Summer 2018 has come to an end, along with the month of August. To Hollywood's delight, August finished up +29% compared to 2017's disastrous performance and the summer movie season was up nearly +15% compared to last year's similarly dismal showing. Disney led the way over the summer months serving as the only studio to top $1 billion in calendar grosses for the time frame, led by the June release of Incredibles 2, which brought in over $600 million to become the highest grossing animated...
  6. 'The Nun' Delivers 'Conjuring' Franchise Record, $131 Million Global Debut
    Warner Bros. and New Line's The Nun made good on expectations, setting a new franchise opening weekend record (both globally and domestically) and delivering the second largest September opening ever. Meanwhile, STX's release of Peppermint delivered on expectations, and Mission: Impossible - Fallout became Tom Cruise's highest grossing worldwide release of all-time, topping $725 million globally. With an estimated $53.5 million, Warner Bros.'s release of New Line's The Nun destroyed the...
  7. 'The Nun' Looks to Scare Up a 'Conjuring' Universe Opening Weekend Record
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Little surprise here as The Nun delivers an impressive $22.37 million on Friday, en route to an anticipated $50 million opening. The debut is sure to be a franchise opening record, and if it manages to hold on and top $48.4 million it will also deliver the second largest opening for the month of September. The film received a "C" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. STX's Peppermint is looking at a three-day around $12-13 million after taking in an estim...
  8. 'Crazy Rich Asians' Tops Labor Day Weekend, 'Fallout' is Big in China & 'Incredibles 2' Tops $600 Million
    It was a big weekend for milestones as Crazy Rich Asians continued its stellar run, finishing atop the weekend box office for the third weekend in a row and topping $110 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony's Searching delivered a strong performance in expanded release while Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout made a big splash in China and Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 became only the ninth film ever to top $600 million at the domestic box office. At the top of the domestic ...
  9. It's Going to be a 'Crazy Rich' Labor Day Weekend
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $5.86 million on Friday, WB's Crazy Rich Asians is on its way to a $23+ million three-day and a four-day right around $30 million as the film's cume pushes toward $120 million. As for the weekend's newcomers, MGM's Operation Finale is leading the way after a $1.7 million Friday, heading toward what's looking like a $6 million three-day and a four-day around $7.5-8 million. The film's six-day cume since opening on Wednesday should end up around $9.4 ...
  10. 'Crazy Rich Asians' Dominates the Competition in Its Second Weekend
    It was another crazy rich weekend for Warner Bros.'s Crazy Rich Asians, which dropped just 5.7% in its second weekend based on estimates, and if last weekend's performance is any indication, don't be surprised to see that weekend number climb once actuals are received on Monday afternoon. As for the weekend's new wide releases, both The Happytime Murders and A.X.L. struggled, though Sony's limited release of Searching delivered a chart-topping per theater average in limited release, in adva...
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