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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,021,667-41%Furious 7
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
34 (Aug 21 - Aug 23)$85,356,247-34%$106,629,866-28%Straight Outta Compton
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,303,240-26%Inside Out (2015)
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,850,489-26%Jurassic World
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 26)$138,375,788-23%$151,032,829-22%Ant-Man
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
35 (Aug 28 - Aug 30)$63,160,916-26%$87,681,012-18%Straight Outta Compton
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,230,052-16%Tomorrowland
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,466,031-10%San Andreas
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,635,116-10%Ant-Man
32 (Aug 07 - Aug 09)$113,252,833-17%$132,026,560-10%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,526,447-4%Spy (2015)
31 (Jul 31 - Aug 02)$136,167,805-2%$146,276,435-3%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
33 (Aug 14 - Aug 16)$129,704,20915%$148,067,65012%Straight Outta Compton
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,839,13640%Pitch Perfect 2
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,566,41659%Minions
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,576,860106%Jurassic World
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,805,469140%Avengers: Age of Ultron