WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – September 11-13 – 2015

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This weekend came with two new releases and not a whole lot of surprises in terms of the Box Office. We had the notoriously bad/average director, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film ‘The Visit’ release as well as the not as well known thriller ‘The Perfect Guy’ with a not so popular cast and director. The race for the number one spot was obviously going to be between these two films and the fact that they are going for somewhat similar audiences would have made it a tight race, so lets check out the results.

  1. The Perfect Guy: $26.7M
  2. The Visit: $25.7M
  3. War Room: $7.4M
  4. A Walk in the Woods: $4.6M
  5. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation: $4.2M

So there you have it, it looks like the thriller ‘The Perfect Guy‘ managed to top the box office this week with an draw of $26.7M, an impressive opening for a new thriller that i wasn’t all that familiar with. It looks like a lot of people were impressed by the trailer and chose to see this film over ‘The Visit’. I can’t see this film keeping the number one spot next week and i wouldn’t be surprised if we see it shift down to 5th after seeing the ‘avalanche’ (Pun Intended) of films releasing next week.

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Coming close behind in second place was M. Night Shyamalan’s next attempt at creating another good horror movie ‘The Visit‘. The film brought it $25.7M which i think is also a solid opening for a new horror film by a director with such a bad label to his name. I myself didn’t mind the trailer, i thought it looked interesting and knowing M. Night, there is almost definitely going to be a twist somewhere in the film that i am looking forward to. I am curious to see how the film performs next week as the general consensus on the film has been VERY VERY mixed. There are people calling it a fantastic film and people calling it one of the worst of the year, this only makes me want to see the film even more. But a big drop is most likely coming for this film with the ‘mass’ (Pun Intended) of new releases dropping next week.

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The remaining three films don’t offer any new or surprising news as all three are probably on the way out next week. In third place was the small film ‘War Room‘ making $7.4M in its third week for a domestic total of $40M on a $3M dollar budget, what an unbelievable success story this film was. In 4th place was ‘A Walk in the Woods‘, the small film made $4.6M in its second week, grabbing some more money on its way out of the top 5. And rounding out the top 5 is again ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation‘ with $4.2M in its 7th and last week in the top 5. It has been a fantastic run for this film but it has to end some time and now is that time.

Well that is all for another week of Weekend Box Office and a largely uneventful one. But that is all going to change next week where you can expect MASSIVE movement amongst the top 5 with a tonne of big name new releases crashing in. You have ‘Black Mass’, ‘Everest’, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ and ‘Sicario’ all releasing next week, WOW. How many of these will crack the top 5? Stay tuned for my analysis of these new opening films in the return of ‘Opening this Week’ as we will try to predict if some or all of these films will crack the top 5 and what will steal the top spot. As always, weekend actuals will be updated below tomorrow.

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