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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200835 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$95,916,740-26%$142,860,000-15%Tropic Thunder
200535 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)$104,811,3910%$134,572,000-4%Transporter 2
201235 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)$113,510,874-1%$156,101,000-3%The Possession
201135 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)$114,907,250-1%$161,643,0002%The Help
200935 (Aug 28 - Sep 03)$138,567,57344%$166,384,00016%The Final Destination
201035 (Aug 27 - Sep 02)$116,285,931-16%$157,732,000-5%Takers
201535 (Aug 28 - Sep 03)$81,682,638-34%$113,949,000-30%Straight Outta Compton
200235 (Aug 30 - Sep 05)$96,510,151191%$132,901,000-3%Signs
201335 (Aug 30 - Sep 05)$125,742,25211%$186,063,00019%Lee Daniels' The Butler
200335 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$110,567,12515%$152,839,00015%Jeepers Creepers II
200635 (Sep 01 - Sep 07)$100,952,962-4%$147,032,0009%Invincible (2006)
200435 (Aug 27 - Sep 02)$104,640,159-5%$140,393,000-8%Hero (2002)
200735 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)$129,415,61428%$169,050,00015%Halloween (2007)
201435 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-2%$163,515,000-12%Guardians of the Galaxy
200035 (Sep 01 - Sep 07)$59,326,643-30%$121,726,000--Bring It On
200135 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)$33,125,120-44%$136,626,00012%American Pie 2