Weekend Box Office Review For September 25th – September 27th

By on September 29, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

For the third straight weekend in a row, two new movies have claimed the top two spots at the box office. Most of us can't remember the last time a movie starring Adam Sandler was #1, but Hotel Transylvania 2 was the clear top dog, making about $30 million more than, The Intern, at #2. Hotel Transylvania 2 actually set a September record, which broke the record of the original Hotel Transylvania three years ago. Everest actually did better in its second weekend and climbed up to #4. Newcomers The Green Inferno and Sicario took the last two spots in the Top 10 this weekend. Next weekend, The Martian should debut at #1 and The Walk could do pretty well also. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment

#1: Hotel Transylvania 2

Weekend Gross: $47.5

Total Gross: $47.5 million

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Starring (voices): Adam Sandler ($360 million net worth) as Dracula, Andy Samberg ($16 million net worth) as Jonathan, Selena Gomez ($20  million net worth) as Mavis, Kevin James ($80 million net worth) as Frankenstein and David Spade ($40 million net worth) as Griffin.

Average Rating: 6.9/10

Budget: $80 million

#2: The Intern

Weekend Gross: $18.2 million

Total Gross: $18.2 million

Director: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Robert De Niro ($200 million net worth) as Ben, Anne Hathaway ($35 million net worth) as Jules and Rene Russo ($40 million net worth) as Fiona.

Average Rating: 7.1/10

Budget: $35 million

#3: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Weekend Gross: $14 million

Total Gross: $51.7 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

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ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

#4: Everest

Weekend Gross: $13.1 million

Total Gross: $23.1 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

#5: Black Mass

Weekend Gross: $11.5 million

Total Gross: $42.6 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 ($1 million net worth) as Lindsey Cyr and Joel Edgerton ($3 million net worth) as John Connolly.

Average Rating: 7.9/10

Budget: $53 million

#6: The Visit

Weekend Gross: $6.8 million

Total Gross:  $52.3 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

 #7: The Perfect Guy

Weekend Gross: $4.8 million

Total Gross:  $48.9 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

#8: War Room

Weekend Gross: $4.3 million

Total Gross:  $56 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

 

#9: The Green Inferno

Weekend Gross: $3.5 million

Total Gross:  $3.5 million

Director: Eli Roth ($19 million net worth)

Starring: Lorenza Izzo as Justine, Ariel Levy as Alejandro and Aaron Burns as Jonah.

Average Rating: 4.6/10

Budget: $6 million

#10: Sicario

Weekend Gross: $1.8 million

Total Gross:  $2.4 million

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Emily Blunt ($16 million net worth) as Kate Macer, Josh Brolin ($35 million net worth) as Matt Graver, Benicio Del Toro ($45 million net worth) as Alejandro and Victor Garber ($5 million net worth) Dave Jennings.

Average Rating: 8.7/10

Budget: $30 million

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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