Grosses

'The Transporter Refueled' Leads Friday with Weak Debut; 'A Walk In the Woods' Continues Healthy DebutSeptember 05, 2015 03:55 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

The Transporter Refueled debuted in first place on Friday, but only by a hair. The fourth film in the action franchise took in $2.4 million yesterday, 23 percent less than Hitman: Agent 47 last week and 57 percent behind The Transporter 2's opening day ahead of Labor Day weekend in 2005. Word of mouth is sour so far with just a 34 percent Flixster score this morning, and an even lower 18 percent score from Rotten Tomatoes critics. BoxOffice is projecting a three-day opening of $6.5 million and a four-day holiday frame of $7.8 million.

War Room claimed second place to begin its sophomore frame with an estimated $2.325 million on Friday, down just 43 percent from opening day last week. The faith-based film has now totaled $17.64 million, putting it 39 percent ahead of the pace of 2011's Courageous. The pic is currently on pace for a strong three-day frame around $9.3 million and four-day of $11.75 million. Should those numbers hold, War Room would score an impressive first place box office victory for the weekend, although it will certainly be a close race through Monday's Labor Day holiday.

Universal reports that Straight Outta Compton posted another $2.23 million on Friday, off 42 percent from the same day last week. The biopic's total now stands at an excellent $141.2 million domestically. Look for a three-day weekend around $9.0 million and a four-day frame of $11.4 million.

A Walk In the Woods took fourth place yesterday with $2.2 million from 1,960 theaters, giving it a three-day total of $4.1 million since its Wednesday debut. The sleeper success is just 10 percent off the pace of 2011's The Debt and looks to be on track for a three-day weekend of $7.7 million with a four-day frame of $10.5 million. Should those projections hold, the film would tally over $12.5 million for its overall first six days in release.

Filling out the top five yesterday, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation continued to go about its business with just a 23 percent drop from last Friday to $1.675 million. That brings the hit franchise sequel's domestic total up to $174.9 million to date. BoxOffice projects a $7.5 million three-day weekend and $9.6 million four-day take.

Meanwhile, Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos earned an estimated $870,000 from 395 locations on opening day Friday. The PG-13 animated flick from Pantelion posted a $2,202 per-theater average yesterday, in line with last year's Labor Day weekend opener Cantinflas ($2,115 average) which posted a similar $808,000 first day from 382 theaters. Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos also reportedly earned a strong "A+" CinemaScore. BoxOffice projects a $3.0 million Friday-Sunday frame and $3.7 million for the four-day extended weekend.

Below are our three-day and four-day projections for the top 15 films this Labor Day weekend:

1. War Room ($9.3 million three-day / $11.75 million four-day)
2. Straight Outta Compton ($9.0 million / $11.4 million)
3. A Walk In the Woods ($7.7 million / $10.5 million)
4. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ($7.5 million / $9.6 million)
5. The Transporter Refueled ($6.5 million / $7.8 million)
6. No Escape ($5.0 million / $6.3 million)
7. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ($3.6 million / $4.5 million)
8. Sinister 2 ($3.2 million / $4.1 million)
9. Inside Out ($3.1 million / $4.3 million)
10. Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos ($3.0 million / $3.7 million)
11. Ant-Man ($2.8 million / $3.76 million)
12. Minions ($2.79 million / $3.8 million)
13. Jurassic World ($2.5 million / $3.4 million)
14. The Gift ($2.3 million / $2.9 million)
15. Hitman: Agent 47 ($1.9 million / $2.45 million

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, May. 25 - Sun, May. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black 3$55,000,000--4,248--$12,947$55,000,0001Sony / Columbia
2Marvel's The Avengers$36,987,000-34%3,918-331$9,440$513,671,7884Disney
3Battleship$10,754,310-58%3,70212$2,905$44,259,6552Universal
4The Dictator$9,600,000-45%3,0146$3,185$41,448,1042Paramount
5Chernobyl Diaries$8,000,000--2,433--$3,288$8,000,0001Warner Bros.
6Dark Shadows$7,515,000-40%3,404-351$2,208$62,997,8963Warner Bros.
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$7,150,000-32%3,0210$2,367$22,171,2482Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$6,350,00097%1,233879$5,150$16,553,4964Fox Searchlight
9The Hunger Games$2,200,000-25%1,421-643$1,548$395,208,78510Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$1,400,000-47%786-936$1,781$88,271,9416Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,100,000-30%884-956$1,244$27,304,3045Sony / Columbia
3Bernie$870,15477%19499$4,485$2,221,9605Millennium Entertainment
4The Lucky One (2012)$560,000-69%615-1390$911$58,272,8336Warner Bros.
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$491,4007%39011$1,260$210,855,17013Universal
6The Five-Year Engagement$309,620-72%274-901$1,130$27,964,9055Universal
7The Three Stooges$265,000-39%325-269$815$42,246,3547Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$178,000-53%203-245$877$40,936,7217Lionsgate
9Girl in Progress$120,000-74%143-179$839$2,398,2733Lionsgate / Pantelion
10American Reunion$100,650-62%165-125$610$56,692,7558Universal
11Safe (2012)$52,500-82%112-391$469$16,789,4535Lionsgate
12Bully (2012)$41,000-55%104-100$394$3,295,4739Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$509,000--4--$127,250$509,0001Focus
2Hysteria$145,715309%3227$4,554$201,5212Sony Pictures Classics
3Crooked Arrows$129,511-49%6712$1,933$447,9462Branded/Peck Films
4The Intouchables$101,053--4--$25,263$101,0531Weinstein Company
5Darling Companion$68,96717%611$1,131$522,8026Sony Pictures Classics
6Where Do We Go Now?$62,925166%2513$2,517$126,1923Sony Pictures Classics
7Titanic 3D$32,000-37%42-28$762$57,799,5918Paramount
8A Thousand Words$31,000-46%59-51$525$18,429,11812Paramount
9OC87$6,000--1--$6,000$6,0001Fisher Klingenstein Films