Grosses

'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Oct. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Max Payne$1,226,336-5%3,376--$363$20,160,6411Fox
2W.$804,996-1%2,030--$397$12,125,1681Lionsgate
3The Secret Life of Bees$746,2367%1,591--$469$11,971,0631Fox Searchlight
4Body of Lies$668,63718%2,7144$246$25,659,0412Warner Bros.
5Beverly Hills Chihuahua$475,524-6%3,23921$147$70,266,5913Disney
6Eagle Eye$473,0324%3,326-288$142$81,949,4624Paramount / DreamWorks
7Quarantine$462,799-3%2,4632$188$25,410,9182Sony / Screen Gems
8Sex Drive$398,2079%2,421--$164$4,369,4931Summit
9Nights in Rodanthe$273,31825%2,115-460$129$37,364,0264Warner Bros.
10Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$272,49514%2,241-180$122$27,013,5613Sony / Columbia