“Perfect Guy” Edges Out “The Visit” At Weekend Box Office

By Staff  |  09/14/2015

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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.