The Boy Next Door is a 2015 American erotic thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and written by Barbara Curry. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson, and Kristin Chenoweth. Lopez plays a high school teacher named Claire who, in the midst of being separated from her husband, has a one-night stand with a younger neighbor (Guzman), who develops a dangerous obsession with her. The film received negative reviews from film critics, but has performed well at the box office, grossing over twelve times its budget since being released.
Opening across 2,602 North American theaters, The Boy Next Door was projected to pull in $12–$15 million over its opening weekend. The film earned $5.7 million on its opening day, well over its budget. It opened at number two at the US box office, with an opening weekend gross of $14.9 million, significantly higher than the other new releases for that week. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that 45 percent of the film's opening week audience was Hispanic, while 71 percent of the overall audience was female. The film became Lopez's best opening weekend for a January release, beating her romantic comedy The Wedding Planner (2001) which opened with $13.5 million. It was also her best opening weekend for a thriller film, ahead of Angel Eyes (2001, $9.2 million), Enough (2002, $14 million), and Parker (2013, $7 million). Furthermore, it is Lopez's biggest live-action opening since Monster-in-Law (2005), nearly ten years ago. The Boy Next Door ended its domestic box office run with a total of $35.4 million, and has earned another $12.6 million in foreign markets.
|Release Date:||23 January 2015 (USA)|
|Stars:||Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth|