Hollywood Box Office Analysis: The House with a Clock in its Walls clocks in with a $35.6m debut

Jack Black’s charms in the family horror genre are as effective as ever


Eli Roth’s fantasy horror movie The House with a Clock in its Walls impressed at the box-office with $35.6 million gross worldwide on the weekend of September 21-23.

Made on a budget of $42 million, the Universal Studios film defied expectations as most analysts had pegged it to earn around $20 million.

The film even surpassed the debut of Black’s earlier well-received family horror feature Goosebumps. There is a strong possibility that House will outperform the $150m tally of Goosebumps.


The Predator (Source: Variety)

Fox Studios’ The Predator crashed 65% this weekend, earning $23m and will likely struggle to a $50m finish in the US box office. Globally, the film has grossed $95 million. The film has been a critical and commercial disaster for Fox, who surely thought that director Shane Black’s proven track record and a budget of $88m would mean box-office fortune.

Warner Bros. and New Line’s horror film The Nun continued it’s solid box-office performance with $45.6m in the weekend. It is the fourth film in the Conjuring franchise to reach $100m in USA, which proves the long staying power of the brand. It is projected to hit $300m worldwide in the coming days.


In other notable box-office news, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians has crossed $200m worldwide. The film has been lauded for it’s crisp story, comedic hijinks and has been called a major step towards equal representation in Hollywood.

Source- BoxOffice Pro

By Aditya Singh