Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC(LOS ANGELES) — The House with a Clock in Its Walls topped a slow box office weekend. The dark fantasy comedy, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, beat expectations, delivering an estimated $26.85 million.
A Simple Favor, in its second week of release, took second place, earning an estimated $10.4 million, just ahead of The Nun, in third place with an estimated $10.2 million. The fourth film in The Conjuring franchise has now topped $100 million stateside.
Last week's box office champ, The Predator, dropped to fourth place this weekend, grabbing an estimated $8.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was Crazy Rich Asians, delivering an estimated $6.5 million. The film has racked up just shy of $160 million here in the states, ranking it as the seventh highest grossing romantic comedy of all time.
Michael Moore's latest political documentary, Farenheit 11/9, led this weekend's other major releases, though it managed just an eighth place finish with an estimated $3.1 million.
As for the others, Life Itself — which boasted an ensemble cast including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas — delivered the second worst opening for a film debuting in over 2,500 locations, earning an estimated $2.1 million. Assassination Nation, the black comedy thriller, did even worse, only managing an estimated $1 million from 1,403 theaters.
Collette, starring Keira Knightley, and The Sisters Brothers, featuring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, both did well opening in limited release, earning an estimated $156,788 and $122,02, respectively.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:
1. The House With a Clock in Its Walls, $26.85 million
2. A Simple Favor, $10.4 million
3. The Nun, $10.2 million
4. The Predator, $8.7 million
5. Crazy Rich Asians, $6.5 million
6. White Boy Rick, $5 million
7. Peppermint, $3.7 million
8. Fahrenheit 11/9, $3.1 million
9. The Meg, $2.35 million
10. Searching, $2.175 million
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