“The House With A Clock In Its Walls” took the weekend no problem with $26.6 million, that was not the surprise. The surprise was how far “The Predator” fell in its second weekend, landing at Number Four, earning $9.1 million and being pummeled by “A Simple Favor,” which earned $10.2 million, jumping from third to second, and “The Nun,” which earned $9.9 million. “Crazy Rich Asians” continues to surprise by hanging around in the Top Five, earning $6.3 million and knocking out “White Boy Rick” in its second weekend. The Michael Moore documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” landed in the Top Ten, taking the eighth spot and earning $3 million on a $4-5 million production budget. Amazon’s “Life Itself,” starring Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde and coming from “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, had a soft opening weekend, earning only $2.1 million and finishing just outside the Top Ten. “Assassination Nation” also struggled, putting up only $1.1 million in its opening weekend.

“Lizzie,” starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, skyrocketed this weekend, not only being the biggest Percentage Increase of the Top 25, but of any film of the entire weekend, increasing +442.7% in its second weekend and earning $258,209 and a spot at Number 24. Keira Knightley’s “Colette” was the Per Theater Average winner of the weekend, earning an average of $40,295 per four theaters, with “The Sisters Brothers” next in line with an average of $28,894, also in four theaters. “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” was the List’s winner, with an average of $7,408 per 3,592 theaters. “God Bless The Broken Road” fell the hardest off the List this weekend, with a decrease of -79.7% in its third weekend. As predicted, “Ya Veremos,” “Slender Man,” Juliet, Naked,” and “Manmarziyaan” were all kicked off the List, while “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” held on for one more week, at Number 25, despite a home video release last week.

Next weekend, it looks like the Kevin Hart-Tiffany Haddish comedy “Night School” will take the weekend with $25 million, but do not underestimate “Smallfoot,” the animated feature about Yetis, as it could upset, currently aiming for $22 million. But knowing how kids movies can play, especially with zero competition, it could easily shoot higher than that and win the weekend. Horror film “Hell Fest” looks to hit theaters with a $6 million weekend, likely putting it in the Top Five. I also wonder if Robert Redford’s last film “The Old Man & The Gun” might make some sort of splash next week or the racial drama “Monsters And Men” which will also likely have a slow roll out. Making way for these features, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will finally dip out. Keep an eye on “Alpha” and “Operation Finale,” both of which had larger than average drops. “Lizzie” could also go either way, facing either an uptick and stay on the List, or it could easily drop out next week.

Box Office King: “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”
Box Office Queen: “A Simple Favor”
Per Theater Average Winner: “Colette”
Per Theater Average Winner (in 25LIST): “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”
Highest Percentage Increase: “Lizzie”
Highest Percentage Increase (in 25LIST): “Lizzie”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Uni)
$26,608,020 ($26,608,020) $42m 1st N even
2 A Simple Favor (LGF)
$10,252,206 ($32,414,620) $20m* 2nd #3
3 The Nun (WB) $9,965,635 ($100,610,942) $22m 3rd #2 down
4 The Predator (Fox) $9,176,459 ($40,911,581) $88m 2nd #1 down
5 Crazy Rich Asians (WB) $6,346,641 ($159,271,124) $30m 6th #5 even
6 White Boy Rick (Studio 8) $4,857,655 ($17,268,023) $29m 2nd #4 down
7 Peppermint (STX) $3,684,122 ($30,296,681) $25m 3rd #6 down
8 Fahrenheit 11/9 (BC) $3,008,563 ($3,008,563) $5m* 1st N even
9 The Meg (WB) $2,265,438 ($140,438,357) $130m 7th #7 down
10 Searching (SGem) $2,150,829 ($23,091,173) ** 5th #8 down
11 Life Itself (Amazon)
$2,123,463 ($2,123,463) ** 1st N even
12 Unbroken: Path To Redemption (PFR)
$1,284,253 ($4,539,775) $6m* 2nd #10 down
13 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Par) $1,162,813 ($218,137,480) $178m 9th #9 down
14 Christopher Robin (BV) $1,070,226 ($96,906,023) $75m* 8th #11 down
15 Assassination Nation (Neon) $1,050,021 ($1,050,021) ** 1st N even
16 The Wife (SPC) $890,350 ($4,891,527) ** 6th #14 down
17 BlacKkKlansman (Focus) $647,905 ($47,128,255) $15m 7th #12 downdown
18 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sony) $575,995 ($166,052,980) $80m 11th #16 down
19 Incredibles 2 (BV) $533,570 ($606,357,928) $200m* 15th #17 down
20 Alpha (Studio 8) $377,548 ($35,200,118) $51m 6th #15 downdown
21 Operation Finale (MGM) $340,978 ($17,165,252) $24m 4th #13 downdown
22 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Uni) $334,665 ($120,261,500) $75m 10th #20 down
23 Ant-Man and the Wasp (BV) $270,228 ($215,808,434) $162m* 12th #19 down
24 Lizzie (RAtt)
$258,209 ($326,938) ** 2nd #40
25 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Uni) $195,045 ($416,571,660) $170m 14th #23 down



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
God Bless The Broken Road (Free) $2,712,446 $7.7m* 3rd #11 (-$5m)
Juliet, Naked (RAtt) $3,245,607 ** 6th #19 **
Manmarziyaan (Eros) $506,548 $2.2m* 2nd #22 (-$1.7m)
Slender Man (SGem) $30,390,606
$10m 6th #4 (+$20.4m)
Ya Veremos (PNT) $4,023,381 ** 4th #15 **


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