After some very underwhelming weekends recently as the August doldrums crept into Labor Day weekend, things have turned around nicely this weekend. Two new films opened to very good numbers with The Perfect Guy getting the top spot at $26.7 million while The Visit was a very close second at $25.6 million. The PErfect Guy had a strong CinemaScore but is still expected to drop by half next weekend as competition picks up more, but with a $12 million budget it’s going to do well overall and as it moves into other markets and post-theatrical release.
M. Night Shyamalan had his latest release this weekend with The Visit, which was produced by Jason Blum under the micro budget approach. Coming at $5 million, the take here is pretty strong for the production team as well as distributor Universal. It’ll get some good play as it expands overseas a bit and could hold out fairly well for a few weeks with minimal competition.
Beyond that, everything else was largely films that have been out for a bit adding a bit more coin to the bank, but all under the $8 million market. Sony continues to do well with The War Room and MI: Rogue Nation is closing in on the $200 million mark domestically.
|RANK||TITLE||DISTRIBUTOR NAME||WEEKEND REVENUE||CUME REVENUE|
|REVENUE||# OF LOCATIONS*||LOC AVG|
|1||Perfect Guy, The||Sony||$26,700,000||2,221||12,021||$26,700,000|
|4||Walk In The Woods, A||Broad Green Pictures||$4,700,000||2,139||2,197||$19,956,925|
|5||Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation||Paramount||$4,150,000||2,649||1,566||$188,172,518|
|6||Straight Outta Compton||Universal||$4,091,460||2,812||1,455||$155,714,060|
|7||No Escape||The Weinstein Company||$2,879,000||3,022||952||$24,155,935|
|8||Transporter Refueled, The||EuropaCorp||$2,700,000||3,434||786||$13,343,496|
|9||90 Minutes In Heaven||IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films||$2,160,911||838||2,578||$2,160,911|
|10||Gallo con Muchos Huevos, Un||Lionsgate||$1,900,000||616||3,084||$6,667,352|
|11||Man From U.N.C.L.E.||Warner Bros.||$1,875,000||1,656||1,132||$43,105,454|