Everyone is still going to movies as this September hauls in the money


After years of slides and doubts and articles about the death of movie theaters people seem to be coming back into the overly air-conditioned fold and plopping their butts back in those new fully reclinable seats. This year had some stellar box offices, and the trend is continuing with this September being the highest grossing on record. That’s despite nothing really big coming out.

While The Nun may be the highest grossing Conjuring film ever globally, the month as a whole didn’t see many blockbusters, but a nice tick of steady income from films like Crazy Rich AsiansThe MegA Simple Favor (so good), and The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Now, this weekend saw both Night School and Smallfoot perform to or above expectations with box offices in the mid to high $20 millions. 

Maybe it’s because we can all see unlimited movies through the plethora of movie subscription services, or maybe Hollywood has just found the right formula to get folks into theaters. I for one think this has been one hell of a good year for movies, and I’m hoping this Oscar season delivers some classics that will cap it off. Have you guys found yourselves going to the theaters more often or are you still avoiding them regularly?

1. Night School – $28,000,000
2. Smallfoot – $23,020,000
3. The House with a Clock in Its Walls – $12,510,000
4. A Simple Favor – $6,600,000
5. The Nun – $10,250,000
6. Hell Fest – $5,075,000
7. Crazy Rich Asians – $4,150,000
8. The Predator – $3,700,000
9. White Boy Rick – $2,385,000
10. Peppermint – $1,770,000

Matthew Razak
Matthew Razak is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flixist. He has worked as a critic for more than a decade, reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and videogames. He will talk your ear off about James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.