The Perfect Guy Edges Out The Visit for Top Box Office Spot


The Perfect Guy Edges Out The Visit for Top Box Office Spot.

The Perfect Guy is No.1 at the box office with $26.7 million

It was a close call, but in the end, Screen Gems’ The Perfect Guy topped the domestic box office with an estimated $26.7 million from 2,221 theaters. Averaging $12,022 per theater, the David M. Rosenthal-directed thriller stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. The film cost just $12 million to make and received an A- CinemaScore, which should mean it will have healthy legs for the upcoming weeks.

Opening in second place was M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit with $25.69 million from 3,069 theaters, an average of $8,370 per theater. The Universal Pictures and Blumhouse release marks the highest-grossing horror opening of 2015 while only carrying a budget of $5 million. The movie received a CinemaScore of B-. Internationally, The Visit added $3.8 million in 14 markets in Europe.

Sony Pictures/Affirm’s faith-based family drama War Room dropped to third place but was still able to bring in another $7.4 million, which is a dip of just 22% from last weekend. War Room has now grossed $39.2 million after three weeks.

Broad Green Pictures release A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson, dropped a spot to fourth with an additional $4.6 million. The comedy adventure has earned $19.87 million after two weeks.

Rounding out the top five was Paramount and Skydance‘s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which grossed $4.15 million for a seven-week total of $188.2 million. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Tom Cruise-starrer also earned an impressive $86 million in China this weekend to take its international total to $424 million. Made for $150 million, the film has grossed $612.2 million worldwide.

Another big earner over the summer, Universal’s Straight Outta Compton took in an additional $4.09 million to bring its five-week total to $155.7 million domestically. Internationally, the $28-million film has made $25 million for a worldwide total of $180.7 million.

Other notable releases included 90 Minutes in Heaven, which grossed $2.16 million from 878 theaters, Sleeping with Other People, which collected a strong $103,125 from just five theaters, and Meet the Patels, which earned $75,597 from five theaters.