Although Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw took the number one spot at the box office. It didn't perform as well as the Fast & Furious franchise should perform. The second spot winner: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, however, is another story. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark performed better than expected with $20.8 million domestically. There isn't any report yet on its oversea's box office, but over all the movie is doing quite well so far. This is definitely excellent news for fans of the books, because this might just mean that there will be a sequel or perhaps trilogy. After all there are three books in the series, so I hope its box office record keeps getting better because there are many more creepy and terrifying stories from this book series to be told on the big screen.
Based on the book How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss, The Grinch has taken the number one spot at the box-office throne. The movie has made $65 million so far. Scott Moiser and Yarrow Cheney directed the Dr. Seuss's classic tale. The Screenplay were written by Mr. Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow. Taking the title role of The Grinch is the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.
The film was released by Universal Pictures and Illumination . There has been two adaptation of this children book. The first being the cartoon television special(1966) and the other was a live-action film (2000).
Opening at number one at the box office was The House with a Clock in its Walls. It brought $26.9 million domestically while internationally (in only 14 markets) brought in $3 million. The film is based on a classic children book written by Mr. John Bellairs. Mr. Eli Roth directed the film as it now stands as a new record opening for him. The film starred Jack Black and Cate Blanchette.
Number two spot goes to dark comedy-thriller, A Simple Favor. The film brought in around $11 million for a total domestic number of $33 million. The film was only cost $20 million. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding. The director is Paul Feig.
I'm not surprise to see book-based films taking over the box office once again. It's always wise of Hollywood to place their bet on stories written by authors. This time around is Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment with The House with a Clock in its Walls and Lionsgate with A Simple Favor. Crazy Rich Asians is still doing great as it went to fifth place. It made another $ 7 million for a domestic total of $159 million and an overall total of $206.4 million. The film only cost a budge of $30 million. So, I can't wait to hear more news about book-based films being made by the studios as you can clearly see that it's a great path to go. Perhaps more indie authors would get notice in the process as well (e.g Andy Weir with The Martian: novelpro.weebly.com/latest-news/the-martian-wins-again-number-1-for-the-2nd-week-in-a-row). Take care readers and have a great day.
For the third week in a row, book-based film Crazy Rich Asian has taken the box office by storm. This labor day weekend the film dropped only 10 % to make $28 million. It has become the third highest Labor Day Weekend haul of all time. More impressive is the fact that it has crossed the $100 million mark domestically. Internationally, Crazy Rich Asian has made a total of $49 million, which brings its overall total to $136 million.
The book-based film, The Meg, continue to do fantastic as well with another $13 million. Its domestic total is now $123 million. It has made $17 million internationally. The Meg overall total now stands at $462 million.
Mr. Kevin Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asian while Mr. Steve Alten is the author of The Meg.
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