‘Night School’ scores an A-plus box office weekend with $28 million

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Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in "Night School"; Universal(NEW YORK) -- Night School topped the weekend box office with an estimated $28 million weekend. Overseas, the comedy from Malcolm Lee and Will Packer -- the duo behind last year's Girls Trip -- starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, grabbed an estimated $5.5 million.

The weekend's second major release, Smallfoot, bowed in second place. The animated comedy -- featuring the voices of Zendaya as Meechee, Channing Tatum, James Corden, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi -- delivered an estimated $23 million.

Last week's box office champ, The House with a Clock in its Walls, dropped to third place, earning an estimated $12.5 million, followed by A Simple Favor, taking fourth place with an estimated $6.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Nun, taking in an estimated $5.4 million and bringing its totals stateside to $109 million. Overseas, the sci-fi horror film delivered another $16.2 million for an international tally of $221 million. That makes The Nun the highest grossing film in the Conjuring franchise.

Elsewhere, the National Geographic documentary Free Solo pulled in an estimated $300,804 from four locations -- the highest per-theater opening ever for a documentary, unseating 2006's An Inconvenient Truth.

Little Women, starring Lea Thompson, delivered $747,000 from 643 theaters, while The Old Man & the Gun -- starring Robert Redford in what is reportedly his final role -- earned $150,000 from five locations.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Night School, $28 million
2. Smallfoot, $23 million
3. The House With a Clock in Its Walls, $12.5 million
4. A Simple Favor, $6.6 million
5. The Nun, $5.4 million
6. Hell Fest, $5.075 million
7. Crazy Rich Asians, $4.15 million
8. The Predator, $3.7 million
9. White Boy Rick, $2.385 million
10. Peppermint, $1.77 million

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