Weekend Forecast: 'The Visit' & 'The Perfect Guy'

Featured Stories - on September 09, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

sep11.pngThis weekend sees the opening of two new wide releases. Which will come out on top?

90 Minutes In Heaven will also receive a moderate release this weekend.

The Visit

PROS:

- Social media chatter has been generally positive over the past few weeks.
- In a year lacking horror breakouts at the box office, could a team-up between M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum be the one to do it?

CONS:

- Early reviews are leaning negative.
- M. Night Shyamalan has unfortunately never found his footing again critically or commercially.

The Perfect Guy

PROS:

- Counter-programming with this type of film worked relatively well in the past for films like No Good Deed and The Boy Next Door.
- Twitter and Facebook growth are healthy.

CONS:

- Opening immediately after a holiday weekend could prove unwise.
- Flixster growth hasn't impressed as much as No Good Deed did.

Top 10 Forecast

BoxOffice is projecting a $64.6 million tally among this weekend's top ten films. That would mark a 12 percent drop from the same post-Labor Day weekend last year, which totaled $73.3 million as No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 opened in the top two spots, respectively.

Check out our complete forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, Sep. 13
The Visit (2015) Sep 11, 2015 Universal
$17,200,000 $17,200,000
The Perfect Guy Sep 11, 2015 Sony / Screen Gems
$16,200,000 $16,200,000
War Room Aug 28, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$6,500,000 $37,900,000
A Walk in the Woods Sep 2, 2015 Broad Green Pictures
$4,800,000 $19,800,000
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Jul 31, 2015 Paramount
$4,300,000 $188,200,000
Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Universal
$4,000,000 $155,500,000
90 Minutes in Heaven Sep 11, 2015 IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
$3,200,000 $3,200,000
No Escape (2015) Aug 26, 2015 Weinstein Company
$3,100,000 $24,300,000
The Transporter Refueled Sep 4, 2015 EuropaCorp Films
$3,000,000 $13,600,000
Un Gallo con muchos Huevos Sep 4, 2015 Lionsgate / Pantelion
$2,300,000 $7,100,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

Tags: 90 Minutes In Heaven, The Perfect Guy, The Visit, predictions

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