'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Aug. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Guys$12,508,787-5%3,651--$3,426$25,633,0201Sony / Columbia
2Inception$7,382,80833%3,418-127$2,160$222,066,9434Warner Bros.
3Step Up 3D$5,162,619-22%2,435--$2,120$11,819,9451Disney
4Salt$4,448,89135%3,317-295$1,341$88,618,8383Sony / Columbia
5Dinner for Schmucks$3,930,14817%3,00493$1,308$43,548,1102Paramount / DreamWorks
6Despicable Me$3,634,84528%3,413-189$1,065$206,488,6855Universal
7Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$2,722,47926%3,7050$735$24,409,0352Warner Bros.
8Charlie St. Cloud$1,689,500-2%2,7257$620$22,202,0552Universal
9Toy Story 3$1,211,63738%1,714-391$707$395,357,7238Disney
10Grown Ups$1,008,91230%1,769-500$570$155,049,4657Sony / Columbia
11The Sorcerer's Apprentice$964,19239%1,766-758$546$56,358,1994Disney
12The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$899,38124%1,704-630$528$292,435,1256Summit
13Ramona and Beezus$600,35215%1,478-1241$406$20,573,4303Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,102,57353%994147$1,109$13,266,5145Focus
2The Last Airbender$287,78643%639-599$450$128,754,9316Paramount
3The Karate Kid (2010)$241,47132%442-19$546$173,695,4019Sony / Columbia
5Shrek Forever After$170,28429%308-22$553$236,422,07012Paramount / DreamWorks
6Knight and Day$130,44532%336-495$388$74,773,9237Fox
7Winter's Bone$125,54357%1412$890$4,387,8199Roadside Attractions
8Middle Men$117,55013%252--$466$221,2331Paramount
9Iron Man 2$80,88442%224-62$361$311,750,35214Paramount
10The A-Team$75,29926%241-41$312$76,468,9719Fox
11Twelve$43,36522%231--$188$78,8831Hannover House
13Cyrus$42,15659%132-84$319$7,107,3678Fox Searchlight
14Killers (2010)$41,3008%172-47$240$46,829,12210Lionsgate
15Sex and the City 2$30,48335%200158$152$95,214,37311Warner Bros. / New Line
16Get Him to the Greek$26,40014%110-45$240$60,880,30510Universal
17Letters to Juliet$24,64524%103-70$239$52,880,90113Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$103,70717%530$1,957$12,709,10521Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Flipped$88,35421%45--$1,963$161,3881Warner Bros.
3The Concert$27,37356%1917$1,441$81,2923Weinstein Company
4Under the Sea 3D$22,9632%130$1,766$23,468,58178Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Solitary Man$19,25655%45-18$428$4,196,32912Anchor Bay
6The Disappearance of Alice Creed$15,81723%10--$1,582$28,6571Anchor Bay
7Date Night$12,01631%46-30$261$98,599,75618Fox
8Jonah Hex$7,14428%25-58$286$10,536,0598Warner Bros.
10Grease Sing-a-Long$3,80954%21-12$181$302,9165Paramount
11City Island$2,15875%7-8$308$6,654,25721Anchor Bay
12Princess Kaiulani$45420%1-1$454$861,19213Roadside Attractions