Weekend Box Office Report: September 11-13, 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|
|2.||The Visit||$25.6 M|
|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|
|10.||Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos||$1.9 M||$6.6 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|