The Christian drama, War Room, somehow won last weekend – but that should be its only win. This week M. Night Shyamalan’s Blumhouse-film, The Visit, debuts – but is this low-budget Shyamalan-film capable of taking a weekend win?
LAST WEEKEND’S NUMBERS
- War Room (-16.5%) – $9,480,535
- Straight Outta Compton (-34.1%) – $8,649,190
- A Walk In The Woods (1st Wknd) – $8,246,267
- The Transporter Refueled (1st Wknd) – $7,355,622
- Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (-11.3%) – $7,236,006
Labor Day weekend definitely helped a couple of films – most notably War Room and A Walk In The Woods. Both of the aforementioned films had strong weekends, and I’m really impressed with A Walk In The Woods‘ weekend. Straight Outta Compton and Rogue Nation held their own, but their weekend results aren’t that notable. The Transporter-reboot had a bad weekend, though – and that’s probably the only real negative result worth mentioning.
- The Visit (1st Wknd) – $14m
- The Perfect Guy (1st Wknd) – $10m
- 90 Minutes In Heaven (1st Wknd) – $7m
- Straight Outta Compton – $4m
- War Room – $3.5m
This will be M. Night Shyamalan’s first weekend below $20m since Lady In The Water, which doesn’t mean that it’s bad – it just means that Shyamalan’s name isn’t that strong anymore. One could argue that Blumhouse is more important in marketing this film. I don’t know a lot about The Perfect Guy, but I do think that 90 Minutes in Heaven and War Room will knock each other out of the top fight.
What do you predict for this weekend’s North American box office numbers? Am I way off? Sound off in the comments.
I’m Jeffrey Rex