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.

Studio Extended Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Extended Weekend

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black 3$70,000,000--4,248--$16,478$70,000,0001Sony / Columbia
2Marvel's The Avengers$46,878,000-16%3,918-331$11,965$523,562,7884Disney
3Battleship$13,768,664-46%3,70212$3,719$47,274,0092Universal
4The Dictator$11,755,000-33%3,0146$3,900$43,603,1042Paramount
5Dark Shadows$9,405,000-25%3,404-351$2,763$64,887,8963Warner Bros.
6Chernobyl Diaries$9,300,000--2,433--$3,822$9,300,0001Warner Bros.
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$8,850,000-16%3,0210$2,929$23,871,2482Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$8,225,000155%1,233879$6,671$18,428,4964Fox Searchlight
9The Hunger Games$2,850,000-3%1,421-643$2,006$395,858,78510Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$1,800,000-32%786-936$2,290$88,671,9416Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,485,000-6%884-956$1,680$27,689,3045Sony / Columbia
3Bernie$1,161,151136%19499$5,985$2,512,9575Millennium Entertainment
4The Lucky One (2012)$700,000-61%615-1390$1,138$58,412,8336Warner Bros.
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$657,15043%39011$1,685$211,020,92013Universal
6The Five-Year Engagement$379,490-66%274-901$1,385$28,034,7755Universal
7The Three Stooges$350,000-20%325-269$1,077$42,331,3547Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$235,000-38%203-245$1,158$40,993,7217Lionsgate
9Girl in Progress$165,000-64%143-179$1,154$2,443,2733Lionsgate / Pantelion
10American Reunion$115,500-56%165-125$700$56,707,6058Universal
11Safe (2012)$75,000-75%112-391$670$16,811,9535Lionsgate
12Bully (2012)$50,400-44%104-100$485$3,304,8739Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$669,486--4--$167,372$669,4861Focus
2Crooked Arrows$182,642-29%6712$2,726$501,0772Branded/Peck Films
3Hysteria$177,255397%3227$5,539$233,0612Sony Pictures Classics
4The Intouchables$137,438--4--$34,360$137,4381Weinstein Company
5Darling Companion$81,21438%611$1,331$535,0496Sony Pictures Classics
6Where Do We Go Now?$70,016196%2513$2,801$133,2833Sony Pictures Classics
7Titanic 3D$42,000-17%42-28$1,000$57,809,5918Paramount
8A Thousand Words$40,000-30%59-51$678$18,438,11812Paramount
9OC87$7,500--1--$7,500$7,5001Fisher Klingenstein Films