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Weekend Box Office Report: September 11-13, 2015

09.13.2015

The Perfect Guy gets on top!

Moviegoers wanted a little romance with the wrong man this weekend to put THE PERFECT GUY at #1 with an estimated $26.7 million!

The PG-13 thriller with Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut only cost a reported $12 million, and its opening also marks the fifth weekend in a row that a black cast has taken the top of the box office chart. Critics found it more cheesy than suspenseful (31% on Rotten Tomatoes) but audiences gave it an 'A-' CinemaScore.

Opening in a close second was THE VISIT with $25.6 million. The new PG-13 horror movie from M. Night Shyamalan didn't set any records for the filmmaker, but its reported cost was just $5 million and it collected passable reviews (62% on Rotten Tomatoes), which certainly can't be said of his last several efforts.

Dropping to third from its first-place surge was the religious melodrama WAR ROOM with $7.4 million, bringing its domestic total to $39.1 million after three weekends. The R-rated Robert Redford/Nick Nolte/Emma Thompson comedy-drama A WALK IN THE WOODS followed in fourth with $4.6 million, down 44% from its opening last weekend.

Tom Cruise is still clinging to the top half of the chart as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION grabbed another $4.1 million, continually inching closer to $200 million domestic during its seventh weekend in theaters. The spy thriller also just had a big launch in China to push its worldwide total over $600 million.

Not far behind in sixth (from #2 last weekend) was STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON with $4 million, then the Owen Wilson action movie NO ESCAPE and THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, skidding 63% from last weekend's opening.

The new Kate Hudson/Hayden Christensen spiritual drama 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN opened in ninth with $2.1 million (on 878 screens), and the Spanish-language animated release UN GALLO CON MUCHOS HUEVOS (THE ROOSTER WITH MANY EGGS) closed out the Top 10.

Outside the chart, SINISTER 2, Guy Ritchie's THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and (for a second time) Pixar's INSIDE OUT departed the list. In limited release, the Jason Sudeikis/Alison Brie romantic comedy SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE started with a $20k per-screen average.

Next weekend has Johnny Depp as infamous Boston gangster "Whitey" Bulger in BLACK MASS, an all-star cast climbs EVEREST, there are more young-adult post-apocalyptic thrills in MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, and David Oyelowo takes Kate Mara CAPTIVE, while the Emily Blunt action-thriller SICARIO gets a limited release before it goes wide on the 25th.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Perfect Guy $26.7 M
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2. The Visit $25.6 M
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3. War Room $7.4 M $39.1 M
4. A Walk in the Woods $4.7 M $19.9 M
5. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation $4.1 M $188.1 M
6. Straight Outta Compton $4 M $155.7 M
7. No Escape $2.8 M $24.1 M
8. The Transporter Refueled $2.7 M $13.3 M
9. 90 Minutes in Heaven $2.1 M
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10. Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos $1.9 M $6.6 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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7:41PM on 09/13/2015

Good for racial diversity in film

I think the complaint about Hollywood and diversity has a lot to do with the fact that it doesn't greenlight a lot of movies with diverse casts or predominantly non-white casts because there's a school of thought that they won't make money. I have no desire to see The Perfect Guy, but the fact that it made a lot of money should bode well for filmmakers who want to make movies with predominantly non-white casts or very racially diverse casts. Also, that African-Americans can draw audiences,
I think the complaint about Hollywood and diversity has a lot to do with the fact that it doesn't greenlight a lot of movies with diverse casts or predominantly non-white casts because there's a school of thought that they won't make money. I have no desire to see The Perfect Guy, but the fact that it made a lot of money should bode well for filmmakers who want to make movies with predominantly non-white casts or very racially diverse casts. Also, that African-Americans can draw audiences, doesn't mean that Hispanics, Asians and, say, Arabs are having such a great run. So the struggle for diversity in film continues, even if people find an element of bitching comes with it.
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5:36PM on 09/13/2015

Happy for Shyamalan!

I really liked the Visit, so I'm happy that it made some money this weekend! Everyone in the theater laughed at the right times, and yelled from being scared at the right times. I'd say that's mission accomplished for a movie like this! A big step in the right direction for Shyamalan, it's just too bad he still has a fucking marathon to go.
I really liked the Visit, so I'm happy that it made some money this weekend! Everyone in the theater laughed at the right times, and yelled from being scared at the right times. I'd say that's mission accomplished for a movie like this! A big step in the right direction for Shyamalan, it's just too bad he still has a fucking marathon to go.
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4:13PM on 09/13/2015

The visit...

i've seen it with my GF, seriously, i've never loose faith in shyamalan despite his recent (4-5 ?) flop, and that movie was pretty good, it give some pretty scare and some funny momment !! I think what the mother said at the end of the movie, was a message from shyamalan for the public ! lol
i've seen it with my GF, seriously, i've never loose faith in shyamalan despite his recent (4-5 ?) flop, and that movie was pretty good, it give some pretty scare and some funny momment !! I think what the mother said at the end of the movie, was a message from shyamalan for the public ! lol
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3:24PM on 09/13/2015
Glad to see M:I Rogue Nation still within top five on the chart.
Glad to see M:I Rogue Nation still within top five on the chart.
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2:07PM on 09/13/2015

its opening also marks the fifth weekend in a row that a black cast has taken the top of the box office chart.

Great, so can people please stop bitching about the lack of racial deiversity in movies and entertainment.
Great, so can people please stop bitching about the lack of racial deiversity in movies and entertainment.
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2:29PM on 09/13/2015
Amen to that.
Amen to that.
7:35PM on 09/13/2015
I think the complaint about diversity has more to do with the fact that Hollywood doesn't greenlight enough of these movies with diverse casts because there's a pervasive belief that they can't make money. This proves that school of thought wrong.
I think the complaint about diversity has more to do with the fact that Hollywood doesn't greenlight enough of these movies with diverse casts because there's a pervasive belief that they can't make money. This proves that school of thought wrong.
9:37PM on 09/13/2015
Yes because racial diversity should only be regulated to the black community right?
Yes because racial diversity should only be regulated to the black community right?
11:27PM on 09/13/2015
Actually, a good indicator of racial diversity would mean more than just black and white people working in film being successful, because America, and the world, is made up of more than just white and black people. But believe whatever you want.
Actually, a good indicator of racial diversity would mean more than just black and white people working in film being successful, because America, and the world, is made up of more than just white and black people. But believe whatever you want.
11:29PM on 09/13/2015
There's a way to have an intelligent conversation about this without descending into stereotypes and name calling, if having an actual dialogue as opposed to just spouting off one's world view and slamming those who might not agree were something most people online were interested in.
There's a way to have an intelligent conversation about this without descending into stereotypes and name calling, if having an actual dialogue as opposed to just spouting off one's world view and slamming those who might not agree were something most people online were interested in.
8:48AM on 09/14/2015
@Darth Jeff.. good points
Also, another example of no diversity was for Exodus: Gods and Kings..... You never see actors from Bollywood or South America, cracking the scene for a lot of movies in Hollywood.
@Darth Jeff.. good points
Also, another example of no diversity was for Exodus: Gods and Kings..... You never see actors from Bollywood or South America, cracking the scene for a lot of movies in Hollywood.
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1:44PM on 09/13/2015
Not to nitpick, but Sicario doesn't open wide until Oct. 2.
Not to nitpick, but Sicario doesn't open wide until Oct. 2.
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1:34PM on 09/13/2015
So the remake of last years Boy Next Door was #1? Cool!

Michael Ealy is a much better actor than the material he is choosing to do.
So the remake of last years Boy Next Door was #1? Cool!

Michael Ealy is a much better actor than the material he is choosing to do.
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1:38PM on 09/13/2015
He was great on Almost Human but apparently not enough people bothered to watch the show.
He was great on Almost Human but apparently not enough people bothered to watch the show.
1:51PM on 09/13/2015
BOY NEXT DOOR was released this year.
BOY NEXT DOOR was released this year.
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