NORTH AMERICA: 'War Room' Totals $31.8M in Two Weeks After Leading Thursday with $0.98M; 'A Walk in the Woods' Claims $15.3M in Nine Days; 'Transporter Refueled' Soft in First Week with $10.6M
on September 11, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Sony's War Room continued to claim first place at the box office on Thursday with a daily take of $0.985 million. The break-out Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films was up 3 percent from Wednesday and up a very strong 7 percent over last Thursday. War Room was the week's top film with a weekly take of $16.47 million. That represented an 8 percent increase over the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two week total to $31.79 million. War Room is running an impressive 77 percent ahead of the $17.98 million two-week gross of 2011's Courageous.
Based on studio reported weekly grosses, BoxOffice estimates that Broad Green Pictures' A Walk in the Woods placed in second on Thursday with $0.75 million. The Robert Redford led comedy was unchanged from Wednesday and was down a slim 7 percent from last Thursday. A Walk in the Woods placed in second for the week with $13.36 million and has grossed a stronger than expected $15.26 million in nine days. The film is currently running 13 percent behind the $17.52 million nine-day take of 2012's Lawless.
Straight Outta Compton held steady in third place with $0.526 million. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal fell 8 percent from Wednesday and 48 percent from last Thursday. Straight Outta Compton took third place this week with $12.69 million. The film was down 30 percent from the previous frame and has grossed $151.62 million in four weeks. That places Straight Outta Compton 41 percent ahead of the $107.37 million four-week take of last year's Ride Along.
EuropaCorp Films' The Transporter Refueled took in $0.431 million to remain in fourth. The fourth installment of the action thriller franchise was down a sharp 11 percent from Wednesday. That isn't a good sign for the film as it heads into its second week. The Transporter Refueled placed in fifth this week with a seven-day start of $10.64 million. The film is running towards the lower end of its modest expectations and 7 percent behind the recent $11.42 million first week take of Hitman: Agent 47.
Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation rounded out the day's top five with $0.410 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise was down 3 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. Rogue Nation took fourth place this week with $10.79 million. The film was down just 3 percent from the previous week and has grossed a very healthy $184.02 million in five weeks of release.