‘House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Debuts with $26.8M While Fellow New Releases Stumble

Despite the over performance of Universal’s new release The House with a Clock in Its Walls and the strong hold from Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor, this weekend is still one of the worst of the year.

Things weren’t helped by the soft openings from Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and Assassination Nation as the three other new wide releases struggled to find an audience.

Additionally, for the second weekend in a row, the previous weekend’s #1 film dipped mightily in its sophomore session.

At the top of the weekend box office is Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls with an estimated $26.85 million.

Heading into the weekend the expectation was for a debut in the low twenties as it wasn’t quite clear whether this one could match the performance of the previous Jack Black kid-targeted family horror Goosebumps, but in fact it managed to outperform the 2015 release,

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