'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 Wed, Jun. 8 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: First Class$4,238,061-16%3,641--$1,164$69,867,1041Fox
2The Hangover Part II$2,904,243-11%3,6150$803$195,218,7082Warner Bros.
3Kung Fu Panda 2$2,426,465-10%3,95227$614$107,487,0682Paramount / DreamWorks
4Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,853,066-11%3,966-198$467$196,004,1203Disney
7Fast Five$335,550-3%1,325-1656$253$203,008,9556Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something Borrowed$117,310-9%688-752$171$37,038,0345Warner Bros.
2Rio (2011)$102,1652%691-981$148$136,987,8178Fox
3Water for Elephants$95,415-10%572-222$167$56,020,2227Fox
4Jumping the Broom$82,9462%589-350$141$36,175,2235Sony / TriStar
5Priest (2011)$49,5521%583-1335$85$28,862,7854Sony / Screen Gems
6Source Code$37,0652%288-11$129$53,953,73710Summit
10Limitless$23,7861%232141$103$78,803,12512Relativity Media
12Jane Eyre (2011)$20,43712%128-15$160$10,921,59613Focus
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$19,824-4%182-32$109$52,360,26011Fox
14Everything Must Go$18,0365%107-54$169$2,452,3554Roadside Attractions
15Win Win$15,8536%14117$112$9,909,52112Fox Searchlight
16Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$15,035-11%196-163$77$52,672,2847Lionsgate
17The Lincoln Lawyer$13,525-1%133-33$102$57,036,00812Lionsgate
18Scream 4$11,9833%201-60$60$38,077,8628Weinstein Company
19The Conspirator$10,6262%108-29$98$11,358,4118Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 8 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$72,5164%2016$3,626$1,468,6092Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$65,1636%470$1,386$6,499,2529Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$22,958-12%322$717$25,481,78664Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Beaver$6,106-4%68-41$90$891,7375Summit
6Submarine$5,253-1%4--$1,313$57,4251Weinstein Company
7Arthur (2011)$4,528-15%62-15$73$33,030,6169Warner Bros.
8Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$4,328-10%80-123$54$9,538,2996Weinstein Company
9The Last Mountain$1,808150%2--$904$20,4001Dada Films
10Beautiful Boy$1,426-26%4--$357$21,4621Anchor Bay Films
11The King's Speech$9571%180$53$138,791,08928Weinstein Company
12Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$904-26%4--$226$178,78038Collective Eye
13Kill the Irishman$682-7%8-2$85$1,178,31813Anchor Bay Films
1435 and Ticking$3940%4-2$99$59,9963Image Entertainment
15The Music Never Stopped$20865%50$42$247,79412Roadside Attractions
16Biutiful$1072%1-4$107$5,101,17123Roadside Attractions
17Skateland$58-62%31$19$19,2514Freestyle Releasing