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The House With a Clock In Its Walls Debuts in First

This past weekend was one of the worst of the year hampered with soft openings for Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself, and Assassination Nation. Other films struggled as well. The top of the box office was held by The House with a Clock in Its Walls which opened with an estimated $26.9 million. The film was expected to debut in the low 20s so it beat that by a bit. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and is positioned to do well through Halloween. The movie also debuted in 14 markets where it brought in an estimated $3.1 million.

In second place was A Simple Favor. The film dropped just 35% from the previous weekend with an estimated $10.4 million. Domestically it has earned $32.6 million. Internationally the film added $5.2 million from 36 markets and stands at $10 million there.

In third place was The Nun which dropped 44% from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $10.2 million and has crossed the $100 million mark domestically with $100.9. It’s the fourth film in the Conjuring franchise to do so.

Taking a nasty spill from last week’s first place was The Predator which fell 64.7% to come in fourth. The movie earned an estimated $8.7 million to bring its domestic total to $40.4 million. Internationally the film earned an estimated $15.3 million from 82 markets to bring that total to $54.5 million. It still has numerous foreign markets to open and will have to rely on those.

Rounding out the top five was Crazy Rich Asians which held steady dropping just 25% and earning an estimated $6.5 million after six weeks. The domestic earnings are $159.4 million. Internationally the film earned an estimated $5.1 million from 35 markets bringing that total up to $47 million.

When it comes to comic book movies…

Ant-Man and the Wasp was #23 earning an estimated $270,000 domestically to bring that number to $215.8 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic book movie earnings.

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