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.
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.
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.
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.
But the confidence is getting higher and higher with every match win; I won a lot of tough matches against tough opponents here. She tossed her racket to the ground before collecting her composure, but it was too late.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At that point, Kavanaugh allegedly put his penis in front of her face, and she accidentally touched it as she pushed him away. In a letter to Ford's lawyers, the committee wrote that Feinstein's move was unfair to both Ford and Kavanaugh.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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).
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.