Grosses

'Straight Outta Compton' Leads Close Three-Way Race on Thursday with $1.01M; 'War Room' #2 with $0.92M; 'A Walk in the Woods' #3 with $0.86MSeptember 04, 2015 01:56 PM

by Daniel Garris

Straight Outta Compton was up one spot on Thursday to move back into first place with a daily take of $1.006 million. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal was down 7 percent from Wednesday and down 48 percent from last Thursday. Straight Outta Compton was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $18.05 million. That was down 50 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a strong $138.94 million. Straight Outta Compton is running 45 percent ahead of the $95.72 million three-week gross of last year's Ride Along.

Sony's War Room was up one spot and 7 percent over Wednesday to take second with $0.917 million. The low-budget Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films claimed a healthy daily per-location average of $808 from a modest 1,135 locations. War Room outpaced expectations this week with a second place seven-day start of $15.31 million. The film is performing an impressive 36 percent stronger than the $11.29 million seven-day start of 2011's Courageous. War Room will be playing in 1,526 locations this weekend.

Broad Green Pictures' A Walk in the Woods placed in third with an estimated $0.863 million. The Robert Redford led comedy fell two spots and 26 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance. A Walk in the Woods is off to a very promising start so far with $2.03 million in two days. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $1.90 million two-day pre-Labor Day midweek start of The Debt back in 2011. At its current pace, A Walk in the Woods will likely find itself in a close three-way race for first place over the holiday weekend with Straight Outta Compton and War Room.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation held steady in fourth place with $0.691 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise from Paramount was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down 32.5 percent from last Thursday. Rogue Nation placed in third for the week with $11.15 million. The film was down just 30 percent from the previous week and has grossed a very healthy $173.24 million in five weeks.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape rounded out the day's top five with $0.554 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell fell 8 percent from Wednesday and 37 percent from last Thursday. No Escape placed in fourth for the week with $10.94 million. The film has grossed $13.00 million in nine days, which is in line with expectations and places the film 5 percent behind the $13.67 million nine-day take of last year's The November Man.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$11,000,000-34%3,401-62$3,234$261,620,0805Sony / Columbia
2Rise of The Guardians$10,540,000-21%3,639-33$2,896$61,913,5743Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$9,200,000-47%3,646-362$2,523$268,734,7644Lionsgate / Summit
4Lincoln$9,115,000-32%2,014-4$4,526$97,335,6345Disney / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$8,300,000-32%2,94618$2,817$60,917,5293Fox
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$6,000,000--2,837--$2,115$6,000,0001FilmDistrict
7Wreck-It Ralph$4,904,000-29%2,746-341$1,786$164,447,5666Disney
8Red Dawn (2012)$4,261,000-34%2,754-27$1,547$37,265,8153FilmDistrict
9Flight$3,130,000-30%2,431-172$1,288$86,202,2366Paramount
10Killing Them Softly$2,748,000-60%2,4240$1,134$11,771,7372Weinstein Company
11The Collection$1,502,804-52%1,4030$1,071$5,470,4772LD Entertainment
12End of Watch$733,0003127%1,2491225$587$39,971,14312Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$2,238,000-28%3710$6,032$14,030,7404Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$1,537,911-32%42238$3,644$6,596,0944Focus
3Argo$1,470,000-27%944-99$1,557$103,147,6699Warner Bros.
4Hitchcock$725,00077%183133$3,962$1,674,1263Fox Searchlight
5Talaash$449,195-73%161-13$2,790$2,399,5552Reliance Entertainment
6Taken 2$375,000-20%430-66$872$137,688,07710Fox
7Pitch Perfect$310,000-20%387-16$801$63,521,64311Universal
8The Sessions$222,000-33%197-29$1,127$4,951,3698Fox Searchlight
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$136,000-36%175-14$777$16,855,89512Lionsgate / Summit
10Alex Cross$113,000117%214100$528$25,616,3328Lionsgate / Summit
11The Man With the Iron Fists$81,000-21%1817$448$15,517,0856Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chasing Ice$97,101--56--$1,734$497,4805Submarine Deluxe
2Hyde Park on Hudson$83,280--4--$20,820$83,2801Focus
3Burn$59,872--4--$14,968$69,7515Area23a
4Rust and Bone$54,834122%42$13,709$131,3193Sony Pictures Classics
5ParaNorman$38,496-35%81-23$475$55,924,94217Focus
6Holy Motors$37,8868%294$1,306$391,6928Indomina Releasing
7Sinister$37,500-8%77-11$487$47,824,7909Lionsgate / Summit
8Searching For Sugar Man$37,355-20%42-11$889$2,894,44920Sony Pictures Classics
9Fun Size$28,000-42%80-36$350$9,401,7357Paramount
10Hecho en Mexico$25,000-67%2614$962$118,4712Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Waiting for Lightning$22,000--11--$2,000$22,0001IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
12Paranormal Activity 4$17,000-35%48-22$354$53,744,5108Paramount
13Beware of Mr. Baker$10,282-16%10$10,282$36,2812SnagFilms
14Samsara$7,500-70%7-18$1,071$2,549,35516Oscilloscope
15In Our Nature$4,378--1--$4,378$4,3781Cinedigm
16Tchoupitoulas$3,000--1--$3,000$3,0001Oscilloscope
17Love, Marilyn$2,506--1--$2,506$7,1852Submarine Deluxe
18Only the Young$2,000--1--$2,000$2,0001Oscilloscope
19The Imposter$1,209-43%20$605$901,95422Indomina Releasing