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'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$55,000,000--3,924--$14,016$55,000,0001Fox
2The Conjuring$22,130,000-47%3,022119$7,323$83,866,6282Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$16,000,000-36%3,476-344$4,603$306,388,5854Universal
4Turbo$13,325,000-37%3,8093$3,498$55,767,9982Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$11,500,000-42%3,258-233$3,530$101,663,7713Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$9,400,000-48%3,0160$3,117$35,074,3562Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$7,540,000-53%2,602-683$2,898$84,026,1043Warner Bros.
8The Heat$6,850,000-26%2,384-305$2,873$141,244,7445Fox
9R.I.P.D.$5,857,000-54%2,850-2$2,055$24,351,9802Universal
10Fruitvale Station$4,657,000530%1,0641030$4,377$6,339,3163Weinstein Company
11World War Z$2,760,000-47%1,440-626$1,917$192,619,5466Paramount
12Monsters University$2,733,000-47%1,470-716$1,859$255,345,1886Disney
13The Lone Ranger$1,638,000-63%1,267-1006$1,293$85,275,0134Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$3,300,00050%886582$3,725$8,931,4414Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$1,535,000--591--$2,597$1,535,0001CBS Films
3White House Down$950,000-60%676-778$1,405$70,674,7695Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$760,000-58%501-549$1,517$286,818,2727Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$750,000-63%498-250$1,506$31,502,9304Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$485,000-59%270-352$1,796$95,599,2857Sony / Columbia
720 Feet from Stardom$367,872-7%14712$2,503$3,000,1237RADiUS-TWC
8Epic$312,000-18%289-30$1,080$106,188,59010Fox
9Now You See Me$300,000-31%215-118$1,395$114,993,5919Lionsgate / Summit
10Fast & Furious 6$295,000-8%267-12$1,105$237,598,85010Universal
11Star Trek Into Darkness$255,000-34%180-70$1,417$225,607,74311Paramount
12Girl Most Likely$192,425-72%227-124$848$1,217,5392Roadside Attractions
13The Croods$186,000-11%194-18$959$186,390,79619Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14The Purge$114,000-12%1571$726$64,261,8708Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Jasmine$612,767--6--$102,128$612,7671Sony Pictures Classics
2I'm So Excited$146,476-4%7626$1,927$902,7495Sony Pictures Classics
3Only God Forgives$117,950-62%813$1,456$576,6452RADiUS-TWC
4Before Midnight$115,136-32%78-29$1,476$7,601,28810Sony Pictures Classics
5Unfinished Song$106,000-32%82-6$1,293$1,258,9326Weinstein Company
6The Attack$101,410-20%44-2$2,305$1,064,4926Cohen Media Group
7Still Mine$96,90026%3415$2,850$669,5953IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$77,850-46%77-18$1,011$3,999,9948Roadside Attractions
9Mud$72,950-23%71-6$1,027$21,367,39114Roadside Attractions
10The Bling Ring$50,000-29%34-4$1,471$5,726,6347A24
11The Act of Killing$38,69741%32$12,899$81,0412Drafthouse Films
12Fill the Void$38,147-55%42-19$908$1,642,02310Sony Pictures Classics
13Pain and Gain$15,000-49%35-35$429$49,768,51714Paramount
14Drug War$7,000--1--$7,000$7,0001Variance Films / Well Go USA
15What Maisie Knew$3,220-32%6-2$537$1,063,60213Millenium Entertainment
16Stuck in Love$1,705-13%1-2$1,705$72,3064Millennium Entertainment