Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 18, 2015

Box Office Prediction

It’s been a tough and slow few weeks of box office, but this should all change now. Americans are seeing the first movie of the Oscar season – Black Mass. But the Johnny Depp-led crime flick isn’t a certain weekend winner, as the Maze Runner-franchise reveals its second installment.

LAST WEEKEND’S NUMBERS

  1. The Perfect Guy (1st Wknd) – $25,888,154
  2. The Visit (1st Wknd) – $25,427,560
  3. War Room (-18%) – $7,772,485
  4. A Walk In The Woods (-42.5%) – $4,743,520
  5. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (-43.3%) – $4,100,405

Strong opening for both M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit and The Perfect Guy starring Morris Chestnut. Didn’t think The Visit would lose last weekend, but it was very, very close. War Room and Rogue Nation are still hanging in there, while A Walk In The Woods had a really solid second weekend. Next weekend should look very different, as the Oscar-Movie Season begins with Black Mass.

WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

  1. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (1st Wknd) – $37m
  2. Black Mass (1st Wknd) – $22m
  3. The Visit – $12m
  4. The Perfect Guy – $11m
  5. Captive (1st Wknd) – $5.5m

Scorch Trials should make more than the first Maze Runner, and could get up in the 40s. I’m thinking Black Mass will get to the low 20s, but maybe Depp and positive buzz gets it higher. The fifth spot is tough this weekend: War Room could hang in there, but I feel like Captive will overtake its audience.

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

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