Monday Morning Box Office Report: The House with a Clock In Its Walls Leads Slow Weekend

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Eli Roth’s first PG film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, got off to a solid start in what was otherwise a pretty slow September weekend at the box office. The Universal / Amblin release earned $26.85 million, which is slightly above expectations and more than Goosebumps made back in 2015. It is also (not surprisingly) Eli Roth’s biggest opening weekend to date, although it may have been helped out by the addition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller to IMAX screenings of the film. In second place, Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor had a decent hold followed by The Nun in third. Meanwhile The Predator dropped from first all the way to fourth, while Crazy Rich Asians rounded out the top 5. All of the other newcomers struggled to say the least; Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 opened at #8 with $3.1 million while Life Itself and Assassination Nation straight up bombed, opening outside the top 10 with $2.1 million and $1 million respectively.

1. The House with a Clock in Its Walls — $26.9M
2. A Simple Favor — $10.4M
3. The Nun — $10.3M
4. The Predator — $8.7M
5. Crazy Rich Asians — $6.5M
6. White Boy Rick — $5M
7. Peppermint — $3.7M
8. Fahrenheit 11/9 — $3.1M
9. The Meg — $2.4M
10. Searching — $2.2M

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  • Jake

    “it may have been helped out by the addition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller to IMAX screenings of the film”

    lol what? had not heard about that.