'House With a Clock' Debuts at No. 1 at the Box Office

24 Septembre, 2018, 13:42 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • 039;House With a Clock in Its Walls' leads box office as 'Fahrenheit 11/9' fails to leave an impression

With Hollywood's summer blockbuster season winding down, Universal Pictures is celebrating its first hit of the fall, with "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" taking the #1 spot at the domestic box office in its opening weekend.

Based on John Bellairs' 1973 children's book, House stars Owen Vaccaro as a boy who goes to live with his eccentric uncle (played by Jack Black) after the death of his parents and is plunged into a world of magic.

Internationally, Clock debuted in just 14 markets, bringing in an estimated $3.1 million led by Germany with an estimated $789k.

A number of holdovers filled out the top five as a trio of new releases came in way under expectations.

Oil prices could rise to $100 a barrel by 2019, warn merchants
The price rises have stemmed mainly from a decline in oil exports from OPEC member Iran due to sanctions introduced by Mr Trump . The next OPEC meeting isn't set until early December, where the discussion docket will again not include a production hike .

Bumblebee Trailer Features OG Optimus, Soundwave, Ravage
Paramount knew exactly what it was doing when it chose to set Bumblebee's spinoff movie in the 1980s. What did you think about the Bumblebee teasers? Bumblebee opens in theaters on December 21st.

Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China
China Shipping containers sit on a ship in the Port of Los Angeles after being imported to the U.S., California, October 7, 2010. Last week, the United States ordered duties on another $200 billion of Chinese goods to go into effect on September 24 (Monday).

Critics' reviews were generally favorable, and moviegoers gave it a B+ CinemaScore. Lionsgate's thriller A Simple Favor will earn about $10.4 million in its second weekend, edging out Warner Bros'. horror movie The Nun, with about $10.3 million in its third frame. Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9, a satirical film about President Trump, barely cracked the top ten with $3.1 million while festival-style flicks Life Itself ($2.1 million) and Assassination Nation ($1 million) did even worse. That's a long way from the $23.9 million managed by Moore's 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11, which ultimately became the highest-grossing documentary ever with $119.2 million. How much of a draw the music video may have been isn't clear, but it's an interesting side note to a solid debut for the $42 million production.

The weekend itself was projected to be among the slowest of the year, with Box Office Mojo predicting the top films would struggle to produce $80 million in North America.

"The Predator", last weekend's box office leader, fell to fourth place with sales of $8.7 million for theaters and its distributor, 21st Century Fox Inc.

Conseillé:

  • Turkey and Russia Agree on Demilitarized Borders in Idleb

    Turkey and Russia Agree on Demilitarized Borders in Idleb

    Turkey on Friday said that steps to remove members of the "moderate opposition" from Syria's Idlib region were unacceptable.
    Six Flags Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge

    Six Flags Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge

    The "coffin dwellers" will get designated bathroom breaks but will be disqualified for leaving their coffin for any other reason. Participants are allowed to bring food and step out of the coffins during six-minute bathroom breaks every hour.

    Kavanaugh Will Cite His Teen Calendars in Assault Defense

    Other Republicans scoffed at Ford's latest offer questioning her willingness to accept the committee's request to tell her story. They said in the statement that Ramirez never described the incident until after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court.
  • Theresa May demands respect from European Union  in Brexit negotiations

    Theresa May demands respect from European Union in Brexit negotiations

    The EU says May's proposal, keeping the province and mainland Britain in the same regulatory space, undermines the single market. At the Conservative Party conference previous year , nearly everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the prime minister.
    Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy

    Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy

    The Justice Department issued a statement from one of the participants in the meeting who described the remark as sarcastic. Christine Blasey Ford came forward accusing him of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school.

    Jimmy Garoppolo carted to locker room with leg injury

    Garoppolo took a vicious hit near the sideline nearly immediately after making the cut, and stayed down for an extended period of time before heading to the medical tent.
  • Steelers listening to offers for Bell

    Steelers listening to offers for Bell

    While in theory the Patriots could use a lead back, there's virtually no shot of Bell coming to New England. That sparked a couple of Steelers offensive linemen to slam Bell and his chosen absence.
    Another View: Trump makes it harder for China to cut a deal

    Another View: Trump makes it harder for China to cut a deal

    "We are cracking down on the unfair trade practices of China..." Indeed it will - but remember where that revenue will come from. Trump is prepared to go even higher, saying Tuesday that he's ready to impose duties on another $267 billion in Chinese imports.
    New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after second misconduct claim by classmate

    New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after second misconduct claim by classmate

    Other Republicans scoffed at Ford's latest offer questioning her willingness to accept the committee's request to tell her story. Friends of both Kavanaugh and Ramirez, however, disputed the allegations. - three of whom spoke to the New Yorker on the record.
  • New England Patriots almost  traded Rob Gronkowski to the Detroit Lions

    New England Patriots almost traded Rob Gronkowski to the Detroit Lions

    Gordon's one catch this season was a 17-yard game-tying touchdown in Cleveland's Week 1 tie against the Steelers. However, once he was informed that New England was serious about trading him, Gronkowski threatened to retire.
    Rennes - PSG : quand Neymar fait pleurer un jeune supporter

    Rennes - PSG : quand Neymar fait pleurer un jeune supporter

    En pleurs, l'enfant a foncé sur la star brésilienne, qui l'a accompagné jusqu'au bord de la pelouse avant de lui donner son maillot.
    White House and Kavanaugh deny allegation made by second woman

    White House and Kavanaugh deny allegation made by second woman

    Staffers for Republicans on the committee reached out to Keyser as part of their investigation into Ford's claims. That means the new Supreme Court term, which begins on October 1, will likely begin one justice short.


Populaire

British 'pharmacist' detained in Syria after 'joining Isis'
In the video posted on Saturday, the man spoke with a British accent and said he had lived in Syria for "just under four years". Around 1 month ago a #YPG #SDF patrol arrested this ISIS terrorist from the city of #Birmingham #UK in #DeirEzzor near #Hajin .

Iran vows vengeance after military parade slaughter
On Sunday, Iran's foreign ministry summoned a UAE envoy in protest at "biased statements " made in support of the attack. The Guards have a big say in Iran's regional interests and a vast stake worth billions of dollars in Iran's economy.

Testimony by Trump court nominee's accuser set; new allegation surfaces
Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of effect happened to her. Inside the Senate, only six of the 51 Republicans are women - none of them on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Suspension de permis d'un an pour Benjamin Mendy
C'est fait, Riyad Mahrez a débloqué son compteur avec Manchester City! Après, je ne demande pas à mes joueurs de s'excuser. Benjamin Mendy a également été condamné à payer une amende 3000 euros environ.

Prosecutors Want Bill Cosby in Prison on Monday After Sentencing
Bill Cosby is about to face sentencing. "I really think it's important that he spend some time behind bars", Lublin told the AP. The 81-year-old Cosby's potential sentence ranges from the 30-year maximum term to probation. "He deserves every year".

Hong Kong bans separatist political party in unprecedented move
Leading independence activist Edward Leung was jailed for six years in June on rioting charges after clashes with police in 2016. The move prompted pro-Beijing protesters to gather outside the club's premises, and criticism from Hong Kong's former leader.

Wolves Owner Glen Taylor Ready to Trade Jimmy Butler Himself if Necessary
Love, by the way, can not be traded until January after signing a four-year, $120 million extension with Cleveland on July 24. Those three teams have the salary-cap space to sign Butler outright next summer to a maximum contract extension.

'Grey's Anatomy' Cast Celebrate 15 Seasons at Anatomy of An Icon Party!
Every time I thought, "This is how the show should end, ' we've gone past those moments, so I've stopped trying". She went on, admitting that she herself is "definitely looking for a change".

Kenan Thompson Might Be Leaving Saturday Night Live for His Own Sitcom
Should the project get picked up to series, Thompson would reportedly leave his post at SNL to focus on the show. He also scored a 2018 Emmy nomination in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy category for his work in Season 43.

Brady can't pull out a comeback over Jags this time
Cole had the key block on Westbrook's big play that sealed the victory and is proving to be the team's go-to receiver. Stephen Gostkowski missed badly on a 54-yard field goal after that play, giving the Jaguars the ball at their 44.