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Box Office Report: “The Perfect Guy” edges out Shyamalan’s “The Visit”

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(SEPTEMBER 11 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2015)

  1. The Perfect Guy (Opening) – $26,700,00
  2. The Visit (Opening) – $25,690,000
  3. War Room (Week 3) – $7,400,000
  4. A Walk In The Woods (Week 2) – $4,620,099
  5. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Week 7) – $4,150,000
  6. Straight Outta Compton (Week 5) – $4,090,000
  7. No Escape (Week 3) – $2,879,000
  8. The Transporter Refueled (Week 2) – $2,700,000
  9. 90 Minutes In Heaven (Opening) – $2,160,911
  10. Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos (Week 2) – $1,900,000

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  • It’s refreshing to see a couple of films open at the two top spots, which hasn’t happened since the end of July with Rogue Nation and Vacation. The Perfect Guy is an under-the-radar surprise beating M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit, already doubling its $12M budget. The theater average is impressive, with $12k across 2,000 theaters. It’s nice to know that we’ve had 5 straight weekends of #1 films with African-American principle cast with 3 weeks of Compton and then War Room last week.
  • About as comeback as you can get when you sink as low as Shyamalan, The Visit is still his weakest opening since 2006’s Lady In The Water but at least it’s only on a $5M budget compared to After Earth‘s $130M.
  • War Room shrinks only 21.9% from last week, grossing $39M so far on its $3M budget.
  • A Walk In The Woods stays relatively strong against the blockbusters behind it, grossing nearly $20M so far.
  • Rogue Nation stays strong too with a gross of $188M so far. It had a stunning opening in China this weekend, adding $86M to its international box office.
  • Meanwhile, Straight Outta Compton seems to be running out of steam, dropping from #2 to #5. Its total gross so far is $155M. It had a great run and I expect it to linger in the top 10 for another month.
  • No Escape continues to sink, hanging onto the charts mostly due to lack of competition, grossing $24M so far.
  • Transporter Refueled is sinking even harder, dropping 63.3% from last week, grossing $13M so far.
  • Another faith-based film, 90 Minutes In Heaven doesn’t do as well as War Room but it has a modest theater average of $2.4k at least.
  • Last week’s surprise, Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos‘ modest expansion of another 200 theaters just keeps it in the top 10 beating out The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It’s grossed just $6M so far, but not too bad.

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  • In other news, Inside Out finally beats Furious 7, both around $351M but Pixar’s has $428k more. They both stay way behind Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, one $200M ahead and the other $100M ahead respectively. It’s worth noting that last year’s biggest box office winner was American Sniper with $350M and we already have 4 films that have beaten it with probably another 3 or 4 to go with Mockingjay, Spectre and The Force Awakens.
  • Weekly Jurassic World update – it’s very nearly at $649M, only another $10M to beat Titanic.
  • Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie comedy Sleeping With Other People wins the best theater average with $20.6k across just 5 screens.

Sources: www.boxofficemojo.com

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Written by Jack Moulton

Jack is a recent graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, UK, with a degree in Film and Television Production. Resident film encyclopaedia, he naturally slipped into film journalism, though has interest in writing and making them himself one day. See his tumblr blog to the side for more film reviews and lists.

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