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 Thu, Jul. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$5,826,776-13%3,967--$1,469$102,952,8441Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,761,322-10%3,913-320$450$217,156,8883Paramount
3Tammy$1,302,313-20%3,4650$376$63,648,0962Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$896,805-24%2,885-412$311$156,871,8955Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$816,144-24%3,2300$253$28,719,3142Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$772,663-23%2,811-513$275$175,809,1115Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$578,929-27%2,077-312$279$225,065,2357Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$459,404-28%3,0490$151$27,683,7502Sony / Screen Gems
9America (2014)$340,353-14%1,1050$308$9,743,6963Lionsgate
10Jersey Boys$307,211-24%1,968-662$156$43,233,7204Warner Bros.
11The Fault in Our Stars$233,950-19%1,002-863$233$120,783,0786Fox
12Edge of Tomorrow$212,002-15%1,103-435$192$95,514,6506Warner Bros.
13Think Like a Man Too$200,181-22%1,231-498$163$62,864,3274Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$318,726-20%939764$339$6,725,6663Weinstein Company
2Chef$153,921-22%70115$220$24,811,68510Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$132,224-8%655-389$202$229,774,6628Fox
4Snowpiercer$88,822-7%356106$250$3,001,4233RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$73,795-3%285-26$259$129,935,98814Fox
6Blended$53,8702%33530$161$44,937,0508Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$50,730-2%267-48$190$148,840,05510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$36,170-1%303-49$119$198,504,7929Warner Bros.
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$26,405-6%188-39$140$42,720,9657Universal
10The LEGO Movie$25,037-19%350110$72$257,442,54123Warner Bros.
11Belle$21,492-1%107-16$201$10,337,68411Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$60,4659%410$1,475$4,459,12815Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Boyhood$49,610-14%5--$9,922$615,1671IFC Films
3The Grand Seduction$23,396-16%921$254$2,811,7087eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$10,9212%96-46$114$83,785,21512Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$9,647-7%63-9$153$58,890,64419Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$8,723-11%78-33$112$111,267,70819Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$6,501-16%40-21$163$2,017,0808Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,8883%144$421$184,7463Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$2,66712%25-35$107$60,731,44917Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,84911%202$92$1,509,92710RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$942-7%11-3$86$4,438,43814Weinstein Company
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$929--1--$929$145,59913Rialto Pictures
13The Signal (2014)$903-27%15-20$60$600,8965Focus
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$432-24%10-13$43$8,458,11910Clarius Entertainment
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$115-46%6-6$19$202,9336RADiUS-TWC
16The Hornet's Nest$10318%21$52$310,72810Freestyle Releasing