Grosses

'A Walk In the Woods' Surprises with $1.17 Million First Place Opening DaySeptember 03, 2015 08:15 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Broad Green Pictures' A Walk In the Woods opened above expectations with $1.17 million in first place on Wednesday, slightly ahead of The Debt's $970,532 opening Wednesday before Labor Day four years ago. Despite middling reviews, the R-rated comedy looks to be attracting some of its target adult audience heading into Labor Day weekend. If it holds up similar to The Debt over the next four days, it could even lead the holiday box office weekend.

Universal reports Straight Outta Compton added $1.08 million on Wednesday, down 48.5 percent from the same day last week. That gives the biopic a domestic total of $137.9 million through 20 days of release.

In third place, War Room tacked on another $0.86 million, giving the faith-based pic a six-day total of $14.4 million. That puts it 79 percent ahead of the pace 2008's Fireproof and 34 percent ahead of 2011's Courageous.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation eased 37 percent from last Wednesday to $0.69 million yesterday. The Tom Cruise franchise sequel has amassed an excellent $172.55 million domestically to date.

No Escape was off 49 percent from its first day last Wednesday to $0.603 million yesterday. With $12.45 million in the bank through eight days of play, it's pacing 5.5 percent behind The November Man.

Meanwhile, We Are Your Friends tallied $0.157 million yesterday, giving it a weak six-day haul of $2.37 million. Unfortunately, the Zac Efron pic is trailing That Awkward Moment by 78 percent.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Mar. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$3,414,556-12%3,611--$946$62,513,6181Warner Bros.
2Slumdog Millionaire$621,62523%2,890-53$215$126,455,37417Fox Searchlight
3Taken$588,69412%3,016-73$195$119,040,8256Fox
4Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$478,761-3%2,15199$223$77,207,7373Lionsgate
5He's Just Not That Into You$377,32915%2,445-413$154$85,352,6445Warner Bros. / New Line
6Confessions of a Shopaholic$282,51727%2,290-244$123$38,841,8534Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$271,66410%2,558-140$106$134,109,7208Sony / Columbia
8Coraline$226,3193%1,959-133$116$66,071,0925Focus
9The Reader$205,11336%1,175-28$175$30,210,46813The Weinstein Company
10Gran Torino$178,59010%1,520-230$117$141,960,1889Warner Bros.