'War Room' Wins Friday with $3.9 Million; 'Straight Outta Compton' Adds $3.8 Million; 'No Escape' Takes $2.4 Million; 'We Are Your Friends' Bombs at $725KAugust 29, 2015 04:00 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Making a strong debut in first place yesterday was Sony's faith-based film War Room with a healthy $3.875 million opening day from just 1,135 theaters. That easily bests Do You Believe's $1.2 million opening day earlier this year and marks the best debut for a faith-based film so far this year.War Room's first day also bested the $3.1 million opening of 2011's Courageous as well as the $2.3 million first day of 2008's Fireproof, both faith-based pics from War Room filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick. The strong grassroots marketing campaign -- focused largely in churches through the U.S. -- has certainly paid off for Sony and the modestly $3.5 million budgeted film. Early word of mouth among the target audience is very positive with an 88 percent Flixster score and an "A+" CinemaScore. BoxOffice projects an opening weekend around $10.5 million, which would give the Kendricks their best debut yet.

Universal reports that Straight Outta Compton slipped to second place after a 14-day reign in first with another $3.83 million on Friday -- down 54 percent from the same day last week. The biopic has now tallied an impressive $124.7 million domestically as strong word of mouth continues to propel it here at the end of summer. BoxOffice is projecting a $12.3 million third weekend atop the market.

No Escape claimed third place yesterday with $2.44 million. That gives the Weinstein release a three-day tally of $4.5 million, putting it 15 percent ahead of the pace of last year's The November Man. For the weekend, BoxOffice is projecting a $7.2 million frame, which would give it an overall five-day opening of $9.26 million.

In fourth place, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation added another $2.18 million on Friday, down just 35 percent from the same day last week. The fifth installment in the venerable Tom Cruise action series has amassed $164.3 million domestically through 29 days of release as it continues to exceed the pace of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. BoxOffice projects a $7.5 million weekend.

Sinister 2 filled out the top five on Friday, falling 70 percent from its opening day last week to $1.39 million yesterday. That gives the supernatural horror sequel an eight-day domestic sum of $15.25 million as it continues to sharply trail the pace of its predecessor. BoxOffice is projecting a $4.3 million sophomore frame.

Meanwhile, Jurassic World added $787,000 yesterday as part of its re-expansion back into 1,239 theaters (including IMAX and other premium formats). That brings the mega-blockbuster's domestic take up to $640.75 million through Friday. Look for a weekend figure around $2.8 million.

Lastly, We Are Your Friends posted a weak $725,000 opening day. Unfortunately, that's a whopping 82 percent lower than the first day take of fellow Zac Efron pic That Awkward Moment in January 2014. Warner Bros. reports the movie landed a concerning "C+" CinemaScore, while online word of mouth (50 percent on Flixster) and critics (42 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) are likewise heading south. BoxOffice is projecting a $1.9 million opening weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 16 - Sun, Nov. 18

Wide (1000+)

1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$141,067,634--4,070--$34,660$141,067,6341Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$41,104,513-53%3,5050$11,727$160,941,6212Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$21,049,4062129%1,7751764$11,859$22,468,2422Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$18,582,937-44%3,622-130$5,131$121,750,2273Disney
6Argo$4,046,366-39%2,210-553$1,831$91,998,8466Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$2,126,620-47%2,063-424$1,031$134,651,0097Fox
8Pitch Perfect$1,267,855-51%1,122-269$1,130$61,084,2138Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$1,172,656-54%1,350-694$869$40,991,6716Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$942,921-61%1,248-1318$756$142,734,5198Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$1,283,585--160--$8,022$1,941,8051Yash Raj Films
2Cloud Atlas$929,229-65%920-1103$1,010$24,923,1324Warner Bros.
3The Sessions$910,50467%516388$1,765$2,813,9385Fox Searchlight
4The Man With the Iron Fists$718,905-72%910-962$790$14,681,8803Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$585,179-48%511-96$1,145$15,572,2839Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$456,027-70%789-765$578$47,451,2776Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$383,755-81%850-1498$451$53,504,5985Paramount
8Son of Sardaar$341,552--109--$3,134$463,1671Eros International
9Alex Cross$280,182-69%535-555$524$25,194,8405Lionsgate / Summit
11Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$213,936-84%456-1446$469$17,127,7764Open Road
12Looper$206,383-65%214-277$964$65,117,0448Sony / TriStar
13Chasing Mavericks$179,544-60%198-261$907$5,619,0384Fox
14A Late Quartet$158,226-11%10038$1,582$530,8183Entertainment One / RKO
15Seven Psychopaths$157,527-61%171-185$921$14,457,6316CBS Films
16The Odd Life of Timothy Green$152,328-23%209-16$729$51,245,87614Disney
17Fun Size$136,778-82%388-913$353$9,153,5984Paramount
18Trouble with the Curve$127,172-50%272-149$468$35,529,4189Warner Bros.
21House at the End of the Street$102,276151%17597$584$31,354,6709Relativity Media
22The Dark Knight Rises$93,291-38%160-83$583$447,911,14818Warner Bros.
23Ice Age: Continental Drift$87,149-21%132-15$660$160,692,10919Fox
24The Campaign$29,381-51%101-37$291$86,897,18215Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

1Silver Linings Playbook$443,003--16--$27,688$443,0031Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$320,690--16--$20,043$320,6901Focus
3The Other Son$91,888-32%48-5$1,914$678,2794Cohen Media Group
4Chasing Ice$80,649--10--$8,065$106,0482Submarine Deluxe
5A Royal Affair$78,284105%3225$2,446$138,1252Magnolia Pictures
6To the Arctic 3D$74,986-23%520$1,442$9,815,03631Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Searching For Sugar Man$68,832-33%54-40$1,275$2,670,91717Sony Pictures Classics
8Arbitrage$53,924-36%80-7$674$7,761,71210Roadside Attractions
9End of Watch$52,532-52%75-50$700$39,126,4909Open Road
10The Master$50,056-52%52-36$963$15,788,70110Weinstein Company
11Holy Motors$48,250--23--$2,098$192,8035Indomina Releasing
12Hubble 3D$47,886-10%17-1$2,817$35,115,654140Warner Bros. / IMAX
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$41,014-24%72-10$570$48,869,51716Fox
14Born to Be Wild 3D$36,43612%300$1,215$21,317,46485Warner Bros. / IMAX
15The Flat$35,434-37%261$1,363$306,4985IFC Films
16The Expendables 2$35,365-44%95-39$372$85,017,40114Lionsgate
18This Must Be the Place$27,570-12%154$1,838$87,2243Weinstein Company
19The Possession$27,231-57%81-40$336$49,122,31912Lionsgate
20Smashed$25,256-35%39-3$648$296,3426Sony Pictures Classics
21Masquerade (2012)$21,275--7--$3,039$844,8889CJ Entertainment
22Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$20,959-50%15-9$1,397$859,7809IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
23Brooklyn Castle$17,4220%9-2$1,936$138,4645Producers Distribution Agency
24The Intouchables$13,267-47%24-10$553$13,003,61326Weinstein Company
25Dangerous Liaisons (2012)$12,978-28%60$2,163$39,5882Well Go USA
26Starlet$9,986-36%93$1,110$33,6402Music Box Films
27Somewhere Between$9,388409%42$2,347$142,62813Long Shot Factory
28Deep Sea 3D$9,2132%40$2,303$45,121,869351Warner Bros. / IMAX
29The Loneliest Planet$7,387-64%7-6$1,055$93,9844IFC Films
30Won't Back Down$6,148-17%24-14$256$5,308,5538Fox
31The Big Picture (2012)$5,833-51%5-3$1,167$125,4006MPI Media
32Lawless$5,486-27%19-1$289$37,389,03412Weinstein Company
33English Vinglish$5,272-68%880$60$1,863,5927Eros International
34Under the Sea 3D$5,164-10%70$738$32,441,296197Warner Bros. / IMAX
35Wuthering Heights (2012)$4,533-19%94$504$84,4397Oscilloscope
36Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$4,102-71%15-28$273$3,325,9546Atlas Distribution
37Robot & Frank$3,920-52%6-6$653$3,294,83014IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
38The Man in the White Suit (2012 re-issue)$3,874--1--$3,874$3,8741Rialto Pictures
39The Paperboy$3,856-84%10-24$386$692,3377Millennium Entertainment
40Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters$3,837-36%32$1,279$19,8413Zeitgeist Films
41Liberal Arts$3,802-47%10-1$380$317,19010IFC Films
42Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$3,641245%10$3,641$170,20628Rialto Pictures
43Port of Shadows (2012 re-issue)$3,641--1--$3,641$17,03710Rialto Pictures
44Just 45 Minutes from Broadway$3,626--2--$1,813$68,3457Rainbow Releasing
4528 Hotel Rooms$3,08065%32$1,027$5,4712Oscilloscope
46Chicken With Plums$3,014-24%11-3$274$243,23314Sony Pictures Classics
47Hitler's Children$2,939--1--$2,939$2,9391Film Movement
48The Queen of Versailles$2,878-48%5-3$576$2,401,65218Magnolia Pictures
49The Law in These Parts$2,814--1--$2,814$4,3771Cinema Guild
50Price Check$2,783--1--$2,783$2,7831IFC Films
51Sleepwalk With Me$2,778-62%11-2$253$2,263,43613IFC Films
52Orchestra of Exiles$2,723148%31$908$20,6554First Run Features
53Tai Chi Zero$2,628-65%3-4$876$210,2885Variance / Well Go USA
54The House I Live In$2,621-83%3-8$874$163,3927Abramorama
55The Waiting Room$2,288-77%1-3$2,288$147,1528International Film Circuit
56Simon and the Oaks$2,146-84%5-12$429$150,1096The Film Arcade
57Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$1,793151%32$598$40,6677Drafthouse Films
58The Thieves$1,765-81%2-9$883$662,5446Well Go USA
60In Another Country$1,673-48%10$1,673$6,7172Kino Lorber
61Red Hook Summer$1,390--2--$695$338,80315Variance Films
62The Well-Digger's Daughter$1,318-65%3-2$439$365,17818Kino Lorber
63Photographic Memory$1,245--2--$623$7,7116First Run Features
64You've Been Trumped$1,23469%1-1$1,234$28,45016International Film Circuit
65We Won't Grow Old Together$1,016--1--$1,016$12,28724The Film Desk
66North Sea Texas$818-62%1-1$818$11,6503Strand Releasing
67Keep the Lights On$778-81%3-4$259$236,77911Music Box Films
68Celeste and Jesse Forever$727-41%3-2$242$3,093,09316Sony Pictures Classics
69Nobody Walks$552-81%2-3$276$24,9955Magnolia Pictures
70Head Games$469--1--$469$14,0569Variance Films
71Bestiaire$350--2--$175$1,4285Kimstim Films
72All Together$272-76%1-1$272$35,1255Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film
73Girl Model$267--1--$267$21,09211First Run Features
74The Revisionaries$1904%10$190$17,9437Kino Lorber
75Sushi: The Global Catch$140--1--$140$4,58316Alive Mind Cinema
76Breathing$70--1--$70$3,82012Kino Lorber
77Bringing Up Bobby$38--1--$38$4,9758Monterey Media