The Top Five looks almost the same as the previous weekend, with “Halloween” (2018) making off with the crown, earning $31.4 million. “A Star Is Born,” “Venom,” and “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” all keep their positions form last week as well. “Hunter Killer” is the first new release on the List, cracking the Top Five with $6.6 million. “The Hate U Give” was even able to hang on to its Number Six position, pushing “First Man” to seventh, marking the second straight week that “First Man” was defeated by a film that had finished lower than it the week before. Earning the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD was Jonah Hill’s “Mid90s,” which cracked the Top Ten with an overall increase of +1,054.5%, jumping ten spots from Number 20 to Number Ten and earning itself the only ROCKET of the week as well. Debuting outside the Top Ten were “Johnny English Strikes Again” and “Indivisible,” at Number 12 and 13 with $1.6 million and $1.5 million respectively. “Suspiria” opened in only two theaters and still cracked the list with $184,037, which is an average of $92,019 per those two theaters, bringing it in at Number 23 and earning it the POPCORN AWARD. On the opposite end, the Amber Heard starring film “London Fields” opened in 613 theaters and only made an average of $275 per screen, making it the second lowest opening average this year, just ahead of “Life Itself.”

“Bad Times at the El Royale” and “Colette” both saw above average descents, while “The Sisters Brothers” nearly avoided a BOMB, missing it by only one point, as it dropped nine spots from Number 13 to Number 22. Falling off the list for a second time were the films “Incredibles 2” and “The Meg” which have been in theaters for 20 and 12 months respectively. Information for “Andhadhun” was not available for the weekend, so it can be assumed that its American release has come to an end. Falling off the list for the first time was Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor,” which had a run of seven weeks. The biggest percentage drop of the week went to Ike Barinholtz’s “The Oath” which fell off the list with a decrease of -92.2%. Besides “Mid90s,” the only other film to move up this week was “Beautiful Boy,” which jumped up one spot to Number 17.

Next week, “Bohemian Rhapsody” will be the clear cut Box Office King, looking to nail down a $39 million opening. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” will look for a second place finish of at least $20 million and Tyler Perry’s “Nobody’s Fool” will be looking to compete with “Halloween” for a third place finish. Focus Features’ “Boy Erased” will open in five theaters, looking to make a small impact on the Top 25, while “A Private War,” starring Rosamund Pike, will have a tougher time etching out a spot on the List, as it is a little lesser known and only opens in four theaters. “Suspiria” and “Beautiful Boy” will continue their roll out and it would not be a surprise if one of them, probably “Suspiria” were to crack the Top Ten. “The Nun” took a pretty large hit this week, so expect that to fall off the List to make room for the newcomers. “London Fields” will probably not climb back out of the its hole, landing with a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and barely making the List to begin with. With “The Sisters Brothers” and “Colette” losing a lot of their screens, expect those films to see the end of their time on the List as well. “Crazy Rich Asians” would be my final pick, as it has blown everyone’s expectations away in eleven weeks of release, but “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” has also alluded me as to how to has stuck around for even the three short weeks that it has. The landscape next weekend will look a lot different.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Halloween” (2018)
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “A Star Is Born” (2018)
POPCORN AWARD*: “Suspiria” (2018)
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Mid 90s”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Halloween (2018) (Uni) $31,419,070 ($126,075,470) $10m 2nd #1 even
2 A Star Is Born (WB) $14,037,079 ($148,614,479) $36m 4th #2 even
3 Venom (Sony) $10,652,381 ($187,134,695) $100m 4th #3 even
4 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Sony) $7,284,207 ($38,133,016) $35m 3rd #4 even
5 Hunter Killer (LG/S) $6,653,777 ($6,653,777) $40m* 1st N even
6 The Hate U Give (Fox) $5,101,859 ($18,301,864) $23m 4th #6 even
7 First Man (Uni) $4,865,575 ($37,808,655) $59m 3rd #5 down
8 Smallfoot (WB) $4,761,614 ($72,602,664) $80m* 5th #7 down
9 Night School (Uni) $3,236,025 ($71,433,050) $29m 5th #8 down
10 Mid90s (A24) $2,980,505 ($3,330,676) ** 2nd #20
11 The Old Man & the Gun $1,763,032 ($7,177,129) ** 5th #10 down
12 Johnny English Strikes Again (Uni) $1,638,895 ($1,638,895) ** 1st N even
13 Indivisible (PFR) $1,503,101 ($1,503,101) ** 1st N even
14 Bad Times At The El Royale (Fox) $1,354,507 ($16,548,243) $32m 3rd #9 downdown
15 Free Solo (NGE) $1,061,659 ($5,177,991) ** 5th #12 down
16 The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Uni) $1,050,965 ($66,523,980) $42m 6th #11 downdown
17 Beautiful Boy (2018) (Amazon) $653,618 ($1,495,815) $25m* 3rd #18
18 Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (GVN) $390,412 ($3,207,636) $2.4m* 3rd #14 down
19 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (FoxS) $356,365 ($586,504) ** 2nd #23 down
20 Crazy Rich Asians (WB) $350,113 ($172,825,178) $30m 11th #16 down
21 Colette (BST) $331,764 ($4,411,936) ** 6th #15 downdown
22 The Sisters Brothers (AP) $278,498 ($2,749,543) $38m* 6th #13 downdown
23 Suspiria (Amazon) $184,037 ($184,037) $20m* 1st N
24 The Nun (WB) $172,369 ($117,060,762) $22m 8th #17 downdown
25 London Fields (GVN) $168,575 ($168,575) $8m* 1st N even

<<<ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO>>>>

OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Andhadhun (Eros) $959,504 $3.4m* (4TH) #18 (-$2.4m)
Incredibles 2 (BV) $607,899,050
($1,235,310,120)
$200m* 20th #1 (+$407.9m)
(+$1.03B)
The Meg (WB) $142,976,043 ($527,776,043) $130m 12th #1 (+$13m)
(+$397.8m)
The Oath (RAtt) $387,391 ** 3rd #21 **
A Simple Favor (LGF) $53,225,905
($85,937,528)
$20m* 7th #2 (+$33.2m)
(+$66m)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)

*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List **GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List  

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