'Straight Outta Compton' Leads Close Three-Way Race on Thursday with $1.01M; 'War Room' #2 with $0.92M; 'A Walk in the Woods' #3 with $0.86MSeptember 04, 2015 01:56 PM

by Daniel Garris

Straight Outta Compton was up one spot on Thursday to move back into first place with a daily take of $1.006 million. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal was down 7 percent from Wednesday and down 48 percent from last Thursday. Straight Outta Compton was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $18.05 million. That was down 50 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a strong $138.94 million. Straight Outta Compton is running 45 percent ahead of the $95.72 million three-week gross of last year's Ride Along.

Sony's War Room was up one spot and 7 percent over Wednesday to take second with $0.917 million. The low-budget Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films claimed a healthy daily per-location average of $808 from a modest 1,135 locations. War Room outpaced expectations this week with a second place seven-day start of $15.31 million. The film is performing an impressive 36 percent stronger than the $11.29 million seven-day start of 2011's Courageous. War Room will be playing in 1,526 locations this weekend.

Broad Green Pictures' A Walk in the Woods placed in third with an estimated $0.863 million. The Robert Redford led comedy fell two spots and 26 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance. A Walk in the Woods is off to a very promising start so far with $2.03 million in two days. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $1.90 million two-day pre-Labor Day midweek start of The Debt back in 2011. At its current pace, A Walk in the Woods will likely find itself in a close three-way race for first place over the holiday weekend with Straight Outta Compton and War Room.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation held steady in fourth place with $0.691 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise from Paramount was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down 32.5 percent from last Thursday. Rogue Nation placed in third for the week with $11.15 million. The film was down just 30 percent from the previous week and has grossed a very healthy $173.24 million in five weeks.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape rounded out the day's top five with $0.554 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell fell 8 percent from Wednesday and 37 percent from last Thursday. No Escape placed in fourth for the week with $10.94 million. The film has grossed $13.00 million in nine days, which is in line with expectations and places the film 5 percent behind the $13.67 million nine-day take of last year's The November Man.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 5 - Sun, Nov. 7

Wide (1000+)

1Megamind$46,016,833--3,944--$11,668$46,016,8331Paramount / DreamWorks
2Due Date$32,689,406--3,355--$9,743$32,689,4061Warner Bros.
3For Colored Girls$19,497,324--2,127--$9,167$19,497,3241Lionsgate
4Red (2010)$8,652,086-19%3,229-120$2,679$71,664,9624Summit
5Saw 3D$7,731,075-68%2,8080$2,753$38,331,7832Lionsgate
6Paranormal Activity 2$7,034,742-57%3,168-71$2,221$76,959,8643Paramount
7Jackass 3D$4,951,282-42%2,165-974$2,287$110,668,3574Paramount
9Hereafter$4,011,397-38%2,365-59$1,696$28,721,0664Warner Bros.
10The Social Network$3,424,860-24%1,860-907$1,841$84,871,4926Sony / Columbia
11Life As We Know It$3,066,179-24%1,950-910$1,572$48,506,2525Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

1Conviction$1,628,786-11%672107$2,424$4,794,9304Fox Searchlight
2The Town$1,164,382-41%801-807$1,454$89,748,2398Warner Bros.
3The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$746,5723%19269$3,888$1,995,8412Music Box
4Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$481,463-73%740-1270$651$54,011,5587Warner Bros.
5Easy A$478,990-55%486-776$986$57,227,6018Sony / Screen Gems
6Waiting for 'Superman'$395,237-23%242-88$1,633$5,408,0807Paramount Vantage
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$333,156-57%353-580$944$51,887,4467Fox
8Despicable Me$328,49023%307-28$1,070$248,312,50018Universal
9Inception$317,189-13%291-110$1,090$291,448,10317Warner Bros.
10Toy Story 3$291,502-5%264-73$1,104$414,317,22321Disney
12You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$220,108-36%143-187$1,539$2,738,2567Sony Pictures Classics
13You Again$210,121-51%283-390$742$25,099,0817Disney
14Stone$176,297-29%109-16$1,617$1,490,3145Relativity / Overture
15It's Kind of a Funny Story$172,584-61%201-276$859$6,195,2065Focus
16The Other Guys$167,778-6%235-67$714$119,021,11714Sony / Columbia
17Takers$154,39874%21583$718$57,570,73211Sony / Screen Gems
18Alpha and Omega$144,961-66%288-388$503$24,452,3978Lionsgate
19Nowhere Boy$143,0149%17522$817$1,198,0035Weinstein Company
20The Switch (2010)$82,1621138%120103$685$27,661,92712Miramax
21Case 39$70,489-60%157-249$449$13,182,1746Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

1Fair Game (2010)$651,082--46--$14,154$651,0821Summit
2Golmaal 3$626,432--86--$7,284$626,4321Eros
3Inside Job$266,41545%6632$4,037$957,8835Sony Pictures Classics
4127 Hours$264,851--4--$66,213$264,8511Fox Searchlight
5Hubble 3D$194,12931%60-1$3,235$17,746,61134Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Mao's Last Dancer$100,022-15%81-21$1,235$4,553,64012Samuel Goldwyn
7Tamara Drewe$51,90384%2714$1,922$216,7175Sony Pictures Classics
8The Salvation Poem$50,936-10%14-2$3,638$407,1494CanZion Films
9Catfish$49,770-49%55-82$905$3,151,2188Universal / Rogue
10Under the Sea 3D$43,36538%14-2$3,098$24,714,04891Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Never Let Me Go$41,892-54%51-75$821$2,284,2808Fox Searchlight
12Four Lions$41,512--8--$5,189$41,5121Drafthouse Films
13Let Me In$32,319-81%95-283$340$11,999,4196Relativity / Overture
15Monsters (2010)$28,59039%1310$2,199$60,6202Magnolia
16Space Station 3D$27,389--3--$9,130$82,285,011447IMAX
19Get Low$21,5580%36-13$599$9,034,23615Sony Pictures Classics
20Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$21,244131%61$3,541$87,5694Zeitgeist Films
21Welcome to the Riley's$18,226-57%100$1,823$78,1552Samuel Goldwyn
22What If...$18,076-46%22-34$822$739,29812Five & Two Pictures
24Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer$16,962--3--$5,654$16,9621Magnolia
25A Film Unfinished$15,480161%1510$1,032$291,35712Oscilloscope
26Inspector Bellamy$15,318-26%20$7,659$47,1052IFC Films
27Ramona and Beezus$14,4729%32-3$452$26,161,40616Fox
29Jack Goes Boating$13,91215%31-4$449$492,6948Relativity / Overture
30The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$13,11232%101$1,311$615,02814National Geographic
31The Tillman Story$12,958-21%240$540$764,98012Weinstein Company
32Enter the Void$12,08034%7-1$1,726$251,5737IFC Films
34Last Train Home$11,68065%101$1,168$224,01010Zeitgeist Films
35The Girl Who Played With Fire$11,212-36%19-11$590$7,612,10218Music Box
36Wild Target$10,971-53%51$2,194$44,2592Freestyle
37Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$10,058118%32$3,353$22,9302Variance Films
38Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$9,1152%31$3,038$23,385,757162National Geographic
39Animal Kingdom$8,821-29%12-5$735$981,93413Sony Pictures Classics
40Deep Sea 3D$8,75019%4-1$2,188$43,863,358245Warner Bros. / IMAX
41Waste Land$8,656-12%21$4,328$18,7432Arthouse Films
42Red Hill$8,650--5--$1,730$8,6501Strand
43Vampires Suck$8,511-48%18-31$473$36,658,10812Fox
44Piranha 3D$7,975-19%6-13$1,329$25,001,53212Weinstein Company
46My Dog Tulip$6,878--4--$1,720$104,85810New Yorker Films
47Mademoiselle Chambon$6,37510%60$1,063$507,55324Lorber
48Violet Tendencies$5,264--1--$5,264$5,2641Embrem Entertainment
49Soul Kitchen$4,37039%11-1$397$274,38512IFC
50Winter's Bone$4,253-27%10-1$425$6,218,19522Roadside Attractions
51Kings of Pastry$4,169-52%5-5$834$141,6088First Run
52Cairo Time$4,038-72%8-11$505$1,602,04514IFC
54Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$3,961207%30$1,320$126,4049Lorber
55I Am Love$3,807-24%6-1$635$4,994,55321Magnolia
56Mesrine: Killer Instinct$3,36172%40$840$517,37111Music Box
57Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$3,233--1--$3,233$3,2331Variance Films
58Lebanon$2,245-13%9-1$249$359,55956Sony Pictures Classics
59The Concert$2,049-40%4-2$512$653,68016Weinstein Company
60Budrus$2,016-61%1-3$2,016$39,8335Balcony Releasing
61The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$1,912-26%163$120$10,084,27334Music Box
62Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$1,759183%32$586$507,54727Kino International
63A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop$1,715-66%92$191$181,15410Sony Pictures Classics
642012: Time for Change$1,676199%10$1,676$68,3394Mangusta Productions
65Sweetgrass$1,620--1--$1,620$206,72859Cinema Guild
66The Kids Grow Up$1,272-72%21$636$7,6082Shadow Distribution
67Fool for Love (2010)$1,213187%21$607$165,5329Variance Films
68I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$1,011-52%2-1$506$91,5195Anchor Bay
69Enemies of the People$950235%32$317$25,64915International Film Circuit
70The Taqwacores$851250%10$851$6,0373Strand Releasing
71Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$85110%31$284$22,26417Flicker Alley
72The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$808--1--$808$125,92431International Film Circuit
73Restrepo$800-23%2-1$400$1,325,12520National Geographic
74Marwencol$647-10%10$647$14,9415Cinema Guild
75Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$532-77%3-1$177$403,64920Sony Pictures Classics
76Around a Small Mountain$506-4%10$506$29,71818Cinema Guild
77Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$362-79%2-3$181$250,73610Music Box
78Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$315--1--$315$52,35121The Film Desk
79Stonewall Uprising$306--1--$306$127,94021First Run Features
80Eichmann$294-49%10$294$1,3682Regent Releasing
81Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$250--1--$250$58,69920Kino International
82A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism$245--1--$245$1,8497First Run
83The Disappearance of Alice Creed$225--1--$225$166,98014Anchor Bay
84Shake Hands with the Devil$11635%10$116$3232Regent Releasing
85The Magician (2010)$74-37%10$74$3432Regent Releasing