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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198736 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 1987$38,661,85179%$45,680,05290%Stakeout
200936 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 2009$76,384,65565%$97,868,92444%The Final Destination
200436 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 2004$70,400,04953%$109,376,58462%Hero (2002)
199236 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 1992$35,105,78343%$42,770,73856%Honeymoon in Vegas
199836 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 1998$53,181,08741%$74,405,49963%Saving Private Ryan
199336 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 1993$48,974,71840%$64,375,63351%The Fugitive (1993)
200136 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 2001$57,243,10737%$75,712,76424%The Musketeer
201336 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 2013$61,672,74532%$84,943,62926%Riddick
199936 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 1999$70,129,20732%$96,972,68030%The Sixth Sense
200736 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 2007$61,436,31526%$79,640,75811%3:10 to Yuma (2007)
198436 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 1984$23,748,20512%$27,616,19920%Tightrope
198836 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1988$42,965,50511%$55,423,00521%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
199736 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 1997$37,641,9425%$45,631,3108%Fire Down Below
199636 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 1996$35,811,9565%$42,145,428-6%Bulletproof
199536 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 1995$34,269,1444%$44,790,18011%To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
198636 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 1986$21,635,9843%$24,076,9775%Stand by Me
200536 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 2005$70,605,6620%$86,589,951-21%The Exorcism of Emily Rose
201036 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 2010$74,512,580-2%$105,103,8877%The American
200236 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 2002$55,778,861-3%$72,100,453-5%SwimFan
199136 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 1991$24,587,192-8%$27,446,324-18%Dead Again
199036 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 1990$26,610,869-9%$33,560,159-5%Ghost
198536 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 1985$20,928,090-12%$22,944,120-17%Back to the Future
200336 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 2003$46,162,888-17%$67,622,704-6%Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
201136 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 2011$60,588,164-19%$81,702,516-22%Contagion
201436 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 2014$48,083,368-22%$65,655,749-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
201236 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 2012$46,747,004-23%$67,501,341-17%The Possession
200836 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 2008$46,354,260-25%$68,008,647-15%Bangkok Dangerous
200636 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 2006$48,920,713-31%$71,592,903-17%The Covenant
198936 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 1989$29,177,034-32%$35,326,877-36%Uncle Buck
199436 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 1994$32,859,150-33%$40,233,827-38%Forrest Gump
198336 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 1983$21,211,110-38%$22,942,548-51%Mr. Mom
200036 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 2000$41,680,662-41%$60,832,300-37%The Watcher