“Perfect Guy” Edges Out “The Visit” At Weekend Box Office
New films, The Perfect Guy and The Visit, battled at the box office this week... but Perfect Guy came out on top in a close race.
The thriller, which stars Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy, earned the first place spot with $26.7 million, though it cost only $12 million to produce. In it, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true, after breaking up with her boyfriend.
M. Night Shyamalan's nail-biter The Visit, a horror film made on a $5 million micro-budget, came in a close second with an estimated $25.7 million.
Interestingly, both films had a majority audience of women. Perfect Guy garnered a female audience 69 percent, 58 percent of which were over the age of 25, while The Visit had a 60 percent female audience.
In third place, War Room earned $7.4 million in its third weekend in theaters to take its domestic total to $39.2 million.
A Walk in the Woods and Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation rounded out the top five with $4.7 million and $4.2 million, respectively. Mission: Impossible also earned a gigantic $91.3 million internationally this weekend, with China accounting for $86 million of the total.
That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Black Mass, based on the story of Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger; the thriller Captive; and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
This weekend's top 10 is as follows:
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 the 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 con Muchos Huevos," $1.9 million.