Sony reports The Perfect Guy held onto first place Wednesday with $1.17 million, giving the pic a six-day haul of $30.66 million. The film is pacing 6 percent ahead of last September's fellow hit PG-13 thriller from Sony, No Good Deed.
In a close second place, Universal's The Visit posted $1.11 million yesterday. With $30.0 million banked in six days, the M. Night Shyamalan/Jason Blum collaboration is off to a strong start and is pacing 28 percent ahead of Shyamalan's Lady In the Water.
War Room claimed third place for Sony yesterday with another $0.71 million, off just 26 percent from the same day last week. The faith-based drama has tallied an impressive $42.1 million through 20 days of play, putting it 21 percent ahead of the pace of God's Not Dead.
Broad Green Pictures' A Walk In the Woods hadn't reported official figures at the time of publishing, although BoxOffice estimates it took in close to $ $0.545 million yesterday in fourth place. That gives the drama a healthy 15-day gross of $21.7 million.
Rounding out the top five, Straight Outta Compton was off 44 percent from last Wednesday to $0.32 million yesterday. The biopic has now amassed $156.7 million domestically.
By Daniel Garris
Sony's The Perfect Guy took in $1.90 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut was up 12.5 percent over Monday's performance. The Perfect Guy continues to exceed expectations and perform very nicely with its cost in mind with a five-day take of $29.48 million. That places the film a healthy 6.5 percent ahead of the $27.68 million five-day start of last year's No Good Deed.
Universal's The Visit held steady in a very close second place with $1.86 million. The low-budget M. Night Shyamalan directed horror thriller from Blumhouse Productions trailed The Perfect Guy by just $47,635 for the day. The Visit increased 15 percent over Monday. The film has grossed a stronger than expected $28.89 million in five days. The Visit is currently running 32 percent ahead of the $21.90 million five-day take of 2006's Lady in the Water.
Sony's War Room grossed $1.01 million on Tuesday to remain in third. The break-out Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films was up 30 percent over Monday and down only 11 percent from last Tuesday. War Room has grossed a strong $41.36 million in 19 days and isn't showing signs of slowing down any time soon. The film is running 21.5 percent ahead of the $34.03 million 19-day gross of last year's God's Not Dead.
A Walk in the Woods continued to claim fourth with an estimated $0.70 million. The Robert Redford led comedy from Broad Green Pictures has grossed a stronger than expected $21.16 million through two weeks of release. A Walk in the Woods is currently running 7 percent behind the $22.77 million two-week take of 2011's The Debt.
Late summer blockbusters Straight Outta Compton and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation claimed fifth and sixth place on Tuesday with respective daily takes of $0.450 million and $0.438 million. Respective total grosses stand at $188.90 million for Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation through 47 days and at $156.35 million for Universal's Straight Outta Compton through 33 days.
The official press release:
LOS ANGELES - September 16, 2015 - This Friday's new releases, "Black Mass," starring Johnny Depp as notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and the highly-anticipated sci-fi action sequel, "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," are blazing to the top of Fandango's weekend ticket sales and the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator with 84 and 83 out of 100 points respectively.
"Black Mass" is Fandango's fastest-selling film featuring Johnny Depp in a leading role since 2011's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Running neck and neck with "Black Mass" on Fandango, advance sales for "The Scorch Trials" are pacing ahead of the first "Maze Runner" film at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Black Mass" moviegoers on Fandango:
· 88% are fans of gangster movies;
· 85% are Johnny Depp fans;
· 83% would like to see Johnny Depp win an Oscar for his role as Bulger.
"This Fall's movies are off to a great start with hearty advance sales for both ‘Black Mass' and ‘Scorch Trials,'" says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Johnny Depp has completely transformed himself in an Oscar-worthy performance as Whitey Bulger in ‘Black Mass' and his adult fans are clearly excited about his much-lauded comeback role. At the same time, young adult fans of the first ‘Maze Runner' film and James Dashner's series of books are scooping up their tickets to the thrilling, thought-provoking sequel."
About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment. Fandango is the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 42 million unique visitors per month.*
*According to comScore.
Fans Who Buy "Mockingjay - Part 2" Tickets in the First 24 Hours on Fandango to Receive a Bonus Digital Download of "Mockingjay - Part 1"
LOS ANGELES (September 16, 2015) - Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans, announced today that advance tickets for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" will go on sale on October 1 at 12pm EST/9am PST, more than seven weeks before the film hits theaters nationwide on November 20. Customers who purchase "Mockingjay - Part 2" tickets in the first 24 hours will also receive a free digital download of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1."
In a survey of more than one thousand fans on Fandango, "Mockingjay - Part 2" was voted the most anticipated film of the fall (September through November 2015).
"Excitement is building for the first day of sales for the final ‘Hunger Games' movie, as Tributes get ready to scoop up their advance tickets weeks before the film opens," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "Fans can't wait to see the grand finale as Katniss Everdeen takes on President Snow and watch the culmination of the action-packed saga on the big screen."
To stay up to date on all things "Hunger Games," fans can check out Fandango's "Hunger Games" Guide at http://www.fandango.com/movies/hunger-games.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 27,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 49 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 42 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.