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Michael Moore Flick Fizzles

Family-friendly 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls' grabs first place
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2018 12:01 PM CDT
Michael Moore Flick Fizzles
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Owen Vaccaro, from left, Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in a scene from "The House With A Clock in Its Walls."   (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – Film-festival fare got killed at the weekend box office as The House With a Clock in Its Walls—a family picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black—easily scored top spot with a surprising $26.8 million debut, per the Hollywood Reporter. Filling out the top five domestically were A Simple Favor ($10.4 million), The Nun ($10.2 million), The Predator ($8.6 million), and Crazy Rich Asians ($6.5 million), Variety reports. 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. (Read more film festival stories.)

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