“The Perfect Guy” and “The Visit” sailed past medium opening weekend expectations — and budgets — locking in debuts in a mid-$20 million operation interjection in partial to good timing and strong womanlike turnout.
“The Perfect Guy,” a PG-13 rated thriller starring Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy, cumulative a initial place mark with $26.7 million, according to Rentrak estimates on Sunday. The Sony/Screen Gems film cost usually $12 million to produce.
M. Night Shyamalan’s nail-biter “The Visit,” a $5 million prolongation from micro-budget horror-makers Blumhouse, took a tighten second with an estimated $25.7 million for distributor Universal. With numbers this close, a places competence change when Monday actuals hurl in, though both films are resounding successes on a weekend that mostly doesn’t go beheld on a recover calendar.
“We’re not violation any records, though this is a ideal weekend for these films,” pronounced Paul Dergarabedian, a Senior Media Analyst for Rentrak. “Studios are anticipating a land of event in weekends that were once ‘slow weekends’ during a box bureau and proof that audiences are always looking for new content.”
Female audiences helped “The Perfect Guy” fire to a No. 1 spot. An estimated 69 percent were women and 58 percent over a age of 25.
“It bodes good for a longevity of a film. Not usually is it a date movie, though it’s a film that girlfriends are going to go to together as well,” pronounced Rory Bruer, Sony’s President of Worldwide Distribution. Audiences also gave a film a aspiring A- CinemaScore.
“The Visit” also saw a infancy womanlike assembly (60 percent) on opening weekend, nonetheless existent crowds gave this one a B- CinemaScore. This is a eighth successful $20-plus million opening for writer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, that specializes in micro-budget fear films including a “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity” series.
“Jason Blum is unequivocally stability to rise his code name. People demeanour to those films as carrying something special about them. It’s enchanting when that combines with M. Night Shyamalan, who has positively built his repute on mining a unexpected. It’s a good combination,” pronounced Nick Carpou, Universal’s President of Domestic Distribution.
In third place, “War Room” continues to infer mightily absolute with $7.4 million in a third weekend in theaters, though a faith-based categorization isn’t always a certain revelation. “90 Minutes in Heaven,” a Christian film starring Kate Bosworth, non-stop in ninth place to usually $2.2 million from 878 locations. It’s a excellent outcome for a film, though pales in comparison to “War Room” that now boasts a $39.2 million domestic total.
“A Walk in a Woods” and “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” dull out a tip 5 with $4.7 million and $4.2 million, respectively. “Mission: Impossible” also warranted a enormous $91.3 million internationally this weekend, with China accounting for $86 million of a total.
This weekend was in some ways a final pant before a tumble film deteriorate starts in aspiring with a series of high form releases.
“Both ‘The Perfect Guy’ and ‘The Visit’ took full advantage of a ideal recover date before ‘Sicario,’ ‘Everest,’ ‘Black Mass,’ and ‘The Scorch Trials’ all open,” pronounced Dergarabedian. “It’s going to be a undoubted trade jam during a box bureau subsequent weekend.”
Estimated sheet sales for Friday by Sunday during U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, a latest general numbers for Friday by Sunday are also included. Final domestic total will be expelled Monday.
1.”The Perfect Guy,” $26.7 million.
2.”The Visit,” $25.7 million ($3.8 million international).
3.”War Room,” $7.4 million ($300,000 international).
4.”A Walk in a Woods,” $4.7 million ($300,000 international).
5.”Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” $4.2 million ($91.3 million international).
6.”Straight Outta Compton,” $4.1 million ($4.3 million international).
7.”No Escape,” $2.9 million ($1.5 million international).
8.”Transporter Refueled,” $2.7 million ($5.2 million international).
9.”90 Minutes in Heaven,” $2.2 million.
10.”Un Gallo criminal Muchos Huevos,” $1.9 million.
Estimated sheet sales for Friday by Sunday during general theaters (excluding a U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:
1. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” $91.3 million.
2. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $26.8 million.
3. “Minions,” $26.1 million.
4. “Fack ju Gohte 2,” $20 million.
5. “Legend,” “Inside Out,” $5.3 million.
6. “Pixels,” “The Transporter Refueled,” $5.2 million.
7. “Ant-Man,” $5.1 million.
8. “Hitman: Agent 47,” $5 million.
9. “Straight Outta Compton,” $4.3 million.
10. “The Visit,” $3.8 million.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a section of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a organisation of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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