Grosses

'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, Jul. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$23,657,10416%4,318--$5,479$119,154,7131Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$11,884,40012%3,25617$3,650$110,114,3002Universal
3Brave$7,795,52624%3,891-273$2,003$168,439,8923Disney
4Savages$5,610,585-2%2,628--$2,135$11,326,1401Universal
5Magic Mike$5,562,800-10%3,120190$1,783$68,897,1102Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$4,113,19718%2,1610$1,903$43,237,0052Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,061,02030%2,861-854$1,070$193,808,2165Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$2,480,700-8%2,730--$909$8,275,3101Paramount
9People Like Us$921,60230%2,0550$448$8,625,5172Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$918,22335%1,125-632$816$610,558,80110Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$752,83422%1,657-1452$454$33,474,3043Fox
12Prometheus$738,64734%1,105-846$668$121,862,7115Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$731,55530%1,152-1185$635$149,284,2456Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,925,91942%88430$2,179$25,546,0047Focus
2Men in Black 3$701,75419%879-1023$798$172,697,9877Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$327,31456%359-175$912$41,788,51010Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$265,37329%701-1704$379$36,806,3104Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$255,98919%400-1963$640$35,951,0094Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$129,06031%228-50$566$404,293,88316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$119,36622%303-62$394$76,773,1899Warner Bros.
8Battleship$113,29525%249-59$455$64,254,0258Universal
9Safety Not Guaranteed$111,67062%109-55$1,024$2,097,6755FilmDistrict
10The Pirates! Band of Misfits$94,32112%257-27$367$30,037,70611Sony / Columbia
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$82,51322%23633$350$40,362,7038Lionsgate
12The Dictator$53,24019%18656$286$59,264,7198Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$51,62520%175-27$295$213,456,21519Universal
14Think Like a Man$38,08826%118-67$323$91,522,16112Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$26,32320%119-47$221$64,639,82915Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$225,08050%98--$2,297$375,4511Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$151,81440%1915$7,990$630,3762Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$121,55979%60-8$2,026$3,012,6707Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$96,22514%520$1,850$5,001,40712Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$24,15610%330$732$19,824,67866Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Three Stooges$21,28331%76-41$280$43,899,64013Fox
7The Lucky One (2012)$18,18211%72-43$253$60,385,39712Warner Bros.
8The Cabin in the Woods$16,59622%83-66$200$42,030,51713Lionsgate
9For Greater Glory$16,45234%39-34$422$5,395,8826ARC Entertainment
10Chernobyl Diaries$6,65915%38-107$175$18,079,4447Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,799-7%11-2$164$1,816,4018Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$1,23133%29-49$42$16,004,87611Relativity Media