Weekend Roundup

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials nabbed first place gold medal with $30.3 million. The second film in the new YA series opened a little below moderate expectations and 7% below the $32.51 million opening of the previous film. That being said, it’s the eighth biggest September opening (actually tied with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs).

Black Mass brought in the masses, grossing $22.6 million over the weekend. The Boston crime thriller’s opening is slightly below that of The Town’s $23.8 million opening in 2011, and a little further below the $26.8 million opening of 2006’s The Departed. However, this bodes well for Johnny Depp, as he hasn’t had a hit since Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011 and most of the buzz coming from the film revolves around his performance as Whitey Bulger.

Coming in at third is M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit, bringing in $11.5 million. The film has dropped 55% from last week, which is respectable, considering the amount of new releases this week. Over 10 days, the film has grossed $42.35 million domestically.

The Perfect Guy took the #4 spot with a $9.75 million intake. Despite dropping 62%, the film has grossed an impressive $41.37 million in its 10-day domestic run.

Rounding out the top five is Mountain Climber: The Snow Trials aka Everest. In an exclusively IMAX and premium large format screens release, the film has grossed $7.2 million alone. It looks to be another hit for Universal Pictures, who is having a stellar year at the box office. The film opens wide next week.

Opening  outside of the top 10 and in only 6 theaters, Denis Villenueve’s Sicario took in $401,288 over the weekend. It’s a relatively small amount, but what’s impressive is that it took in that much in only 6 theaters, which puts it at a whopping $66,881 per theater average, setting the record for 2015. It widens its range over the next few weeks, opening in limited next week and opening nationwide on October 2.

Overseas Numbers

It’s a song of ice and fire out in the worldwide box office, as The Scorch Trials and Everest prove to be the big hitters.

The Scorch Trials is doing better overseas than it is domestically, taking in $43.3 million from 66 territories. The film’s current worldwide gross is $108.3 million.

Everest brought in $28.2 million from 36 territories, opening in #1 in 13 of them. Like its domestic release, the film will expand its range next week.

Prediction Time

Slightly off with last week’s predictions, so here’s hoping for that 5/5:

  1. Everest
  2. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  3. Black Mass
  4. Hotel Transylvania 2
  5. The Intern

Featured Image: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (20th Century Fox) and Everest (Universal Pictures) Data: Box Office Mojo