The Grinch returned to theaters after 18 years away and took the top spot at the box office with one of the highest ever animated film openings in November history while Venom had a massive Chinese opening that pushed it’s already huge gross even higher.
Bohemian Rhapsody took the top spot the box office with the second highest opening ever for a musical biopic while The Nutcracker and Nobody’s Fool came in on the low end of expectations.
The final weekend of October 2018 cemented it as the highest grossing October of all time as Halloween, A Star is Born and Venom remained a strong top 3 while most of the new releases didn’t fare very well.
It couldn’t quite top Venom’s record-breaking October opening but Halloween took the second highest grossing October opening weekend record as well as the second-best R rated horror opening of all time and the best opening ever for the slasher genre.
Venom and A Star is Born held off all comers and remained in first and second place with strong second weekend performances.
Venom, despite poor reviews from critics, had a massive opening over the weekend, shattering the record for best October opening while the new A Star is Born also performed well beyond expectations in second place.
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish topped the box office with their comedy Night School while Smallfoot and Hell Fest performed to expectations and The Nun became the highest grossing movie worldwide for The Conjuring franchise.
Eli Roth’s family-friendly spookfest The House With a Clock In Its Walls was the only bright spot in one of the worst performing weekends at the box office in 2018, taking #1 as the three other new releases failed spectacularly.
The Predator won a Pyrrhic victory at the box office over the weekend, taking #1 but also having the worst opening ever for a movie in over 4,000 theaters, taking that spot away from Tom Cruise’s The Mummy.
The Nun not only crushed every other entry in The Conjuring franchise as far as opening weekends, it also had the second highest September and R rated horror opening of all time, behind IT Chapter One.