Weekend Box Office Review For September 18th – September 20th

By on September 22, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

Like last weekend, this weekend, two newcomers claimed the top two spots at the box office. Even though it doesn't have much star power, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, finished at #1, barely breaking the $30 million mark. Black Mass managed to open at #2 and earn more than $23 million. The Perfect Guy saw a big drop from #1 to #4 and newcomer Everest rounded out the Top 5. The low budget indie comedy Grandma made its Top 10 debut in its 6th weekend, thanks to a good cast and solid ratings. The Transporter Refueled continued to show what a flop the movie was, dropping from #8 to #19 and making less than a million dollars in just its 3rd weekend. The fact that there are still not many films for kids to go see has helped Inside Out, which is still flirting with the million dollar mark in its 14th weekend. Next weekend will feature the children's movie Hotel Transylvania 2 and the comedy The Intern. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Weekend Gross: $30.3 million

Total Gross:  $30.3 million

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O'Brien ($5 million net worth) as Thomas, Kaya Scodelario ($1 million net worth) as Teresa and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt.

Average Rating: 6.4/10

Budget: $61 million

#2: Black Mass

Weekend Gross: $23.3 million

Total Gross:  $23.3 million

Director: Scott Cooper

Starring: Johnny Depp ($400 million net worth) as James "Whitey" Bulger, Benedict Cumberbatch ($15 million net worth) as Billy Bulger, Dakota Johnson ($5 million net worth) as Lindsey Cyr and Joel Edgerton ($3 million net worth) as John Connolly.

Average Rating: 7.9/10

Budget: $53 million


 #3: The Visit

Weekend Gross: $11.4 million

Total Gross:  $42.3 million

Director: M. Night Shyamalan ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Olivia DeJonge as Becca, Ed Oxenbould as Tyler and Deanna Dunagan as Nana.

Average Rating: 6.7/10

Budget: $5 million

 #4: The Perfect Guy

Weekend Gross: $9.4 million

Total Gross:  $41.4 million

Director: David M. Rosenthal

Starring: Sanaa Lathan ($4 million net worth) as Leah, Michael Ealy ($3 million net worth) as Carter and Morris Chestnut ($4 million net worth) as Dave.

Average Rating: 4.9/10

Budget: $12 million

#5: Everest

Weekend Gross: $7.6 million

Total Gross:  $7.6 million

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Starring: Jason Clarke ($2 million net worth) as Rob Hall, Ang Phula Sherpha as Ang Dorjee, Thomas M. Wright as Michael Groom and Josh Brolin ($35 million net worth) as Beck Weathers.

Average Rating: 7.5/10

Budget: $55 million

#6: War Room

Weekend Gross: $6.3 million

Total Gross:  $49.1 million

Director: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Priscilla C. Shirer as Elizabeth Jordan, T.C. Stallings as Tony Jordan and Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara.

Average Rating:  5.3/10

Budget: $3 million

#7: A Walk in the Woods

Weekend Gross: $2.7 million

Total Gross:  $24.8 million

Director: Ken Kwapis

Starring: Robert Redford ($170 million net worth) as Bill Bryson, Nick Nolte ($75 million net worth) as Stephen Katz, Emma Thompson ($45 million net worth) as Catherine Bryson and Nick Offerman ($4 million net worth) as REI Dave.

Average Rating: 5.8/10

Budget: $8 million

#8: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Weekend Gross: $2.3 million

Total Gross: $191.7 million

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise ($470 million net worth) as Ethan Hunt, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Jeremy Renner ($35 million net worth) as William Brandt and Simon Pegg ($20 million net worth) as Benji Dunn.

Average Rating: 8.9/10

Budget: $150 Million

#9: Straight Outta Compton

Weekend Gross: $2 million

Total Gross:  $158.9 million

Director: F. Gary Gray ($10 million net worth)

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr. ($140 million net worth) as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E and Paul Giamatti ($25 million net worth) as Jerry Heller.

Average Rating:  8.9/10

Budget: $28 million

#10: Grandma

Weekend Gross: $1.6 million

Total Gross:  $3.8 million

Director: Paul Weitz

Starring: Lily Tomlin ($15 million net worth) as Elle Reid, Julia Garner as Sage, Marcia Gay Harden ($12 million net worth) as Judy and Judy Greer ($5 million net worth) as Olivia.

Average Rating: 7.9/10

Budget: $600 thousand

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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