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.

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
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,021,667-41%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,805,469140%Avengers: Age of Ultron
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,839,13640%Pitch Perfect 2
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,230,052-16%Tomorrowland
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,466,031-10%San Andreas
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,526,447-4%Spy (2015)
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,576,860106%Jurassic World
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,850,489-26%Jurassic World
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,303,240-26%Inside Out (2015)
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,566,41659%Minions
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,635,116-10%Ant-Man
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 26)$138,375,788-23%$151,032,829-22%Ant-Man
31 (Jul 31 - Aug 02)$136,167,805-2%$146,276,435-3%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
32 (Aug 07 - Aug 09)$113,252,833-17%$132,026,560-10%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
33 (Aug 14 - Aug 16)$129,704,20915%$148,068,50112%Straight Outta Compton
34 (Aug 21 - Aug 23)$85,356,247-34%$106,630,375-28%Straight Outta Compton
35 (Aug 28 - Aug 30)$63,160,916-26%$87,729,240-18%Straight Outta Compton