'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, Oct. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$8,876,16911%2,771--$3,203$16,876,3381Sony / Columbia
2Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$5,161,686101%3,5750$1,444$26,924,7742Warner Bros.
3Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$4,395,52434%3,59732$1,222$33,450,8732Fox
4The Town$4,256,20236%2,93550$1,450$61,695,3033Warner Bros.
5Easy A$3,017,57833%2,974118$1,015$40,719,9393Sony / Screen Gems
6You Again$2,730,95462%2,5480$1,072$15,305,2582Disney
7Case 39$2,176,15319%2,211--$984$4,004,6311Paramount Vantage
8Let Me In$2,057,7428%2,021--$1,018$3,971,4381Relativity / Overture
10Alpha and Omega$1,358,477120%2,303-322$590$17,999,6783Lionsgate
11Resident Evil: Afterlife$1,220,49453%1,907-735$640$55,847,6574Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$471,12491%625-282$754$288,218,80112Warner Bros.
2Takers$377,95864%773-640$489$55,984,9616Sony / Screen Gems
3Catfish$231,20115%13679$1,700$1,463,5883Universal / Rogue
4The Other Guys$210,34557%566-481$372$117,602,3009Sony / Columbia
5Despicable Me$206,03589%463-147$445$245,966,76013Universal
6Eat Pray Love$135,54141%398-457$341$79,621,6178Sony / Columbia
7Salt$122,50440%288102$425$117,484,75111Sony / Columbia
8Lottery Ticket$119,22592%302--$395$24,185,3747Warner Bros.
9The Expendables$105,61459%410-442$258$102,457,0118Lionsgate
10Nanny McPhee Returns$101,01083%481-284$210$28,458,4307Universal
11The American$96,26148%374-941$257$35,153,2335Focus
13Grown Ups$76,64373%230-35$333$161,604,38615Sony / Columbia
14Dinner for Schmucks$73,56444%261-62$282$72,769,12210Paramount / DreamWorks
15Vampires Suck$67,17657%261-154$257$36,328,5997Fox
16The Last Exorcism$59,27454%307-400$193$40,963,6966Lionsgate
17Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$55,187106%188-79$294$43,394,64410Warner Bros.
18Ramona and Beezus$38,18895%161-30$237$25,948,81211Fox
19The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$30,88857%141-83$219$300,393,45814Summit
20Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$28,83526%120-113$240$31,476,8908Universal
21The Virginity Hit$18,9649%434-266$44$522,9474Sony / Columbia
22Going the Distance (2010)$17,75740%121-354$147$17,657,5595Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting for 'Superman'$143,342-9%3430$4,216$494,3812Paramount Vantage
2Never Let Me Go$79,40947%4317$1,847$670,8163Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$51,58460%58-3$889$16,120,04529Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Jack Goes Boating$43,74952%7942$554$244,1683Relativity / Overture
6Piranha 3D$30,71369%9529$323$24,882,7947Weinstein Company
7The Kids Are All Right$19,81257%64-43$310$20,720,55113Focus
8Winter's Bone$19,09538%72-7$265$6,110,39917Roadside Attractions
9Under the Sea 3D$11,64433%180$647$24,326,50386Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Tillman Story$9,48721%270$351$626,3887Weinstein Company
12The Concert$9,00667%213$429$606,23511Weinstein Company
13Flipped$7,26741%35-71$208$1,736,0549Warner Bros.
14Bran Nue Dae$2,0813%13-42$160$108,8724Freestyle Releasing
15The Disappearance of Alice Creed$1,17238%31$391$160,8359Anchor Bay
16Solitary Man$36346%1-5$363$4,360,54820Anchor Bay