Weekend Roundup

It was a tight competition between The Perfect Guy and The Visit for the top spot, but ultimately, The Perfect Guy came out the victor, opening in 1st place with $25.89 million. It’s a strong opening for Sony Pictures, who achieved mostly the same success last year with No Good Deed, although this film opened 7% higher than that film’s early post-Summer opening. Also worth pointing out that the top 1 film of the past five weeks has been a film focusing on a person/people of color.

Coming in not far at second place is M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit with $25.43 million. With a budget of $5 million, The Visit represents M. Night’s biggest (and probably his most vital) box office success in quite some time. It looks like teaming up with Blumhouse and returning to his simple horror roots is what this director needed.

The following top three held strong from last week, as War Room ($7.77 million), Walk in the Woods ($4.74 million), and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($4.10 million) came in as third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.

Worldwide Numbers

The nations went rogue against Terminator as Mission: Impossible 5 retook the #1 international spot with $50.5 million ($45.2 million from China alone). The film’s worldwide total is now at $613 million.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opened in 21 overseas territories to $26.8 million. The film opened bigger than its predecessor in most territories, so chances are it’ll do the same when it opens domestically later this week.

Prediction Time

I predict the YA film adapation comes out at #1, and everything else gets scorched.

  1. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  2. Everest
  3. Black Mass
  4. The Visit
  5. The Perfect Guy

Featured Image: Universal Studios