NORTH AMERICA: 'War Room' Remains in First on Tuesday with $1.14M; 'Straight Outta Compton' Passes $150M Mark After $0.74M Daily Take
on September 09, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Sony's War Room claimed first place on Tuesday with $1.14 million. The low-budget Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films was down 71 percent from Monday's Labor Day performance and down a slim 6.5 percent from last Tuesday. War Room continues to exceed expectations with a strong twelve-day take of $29.85 million and is set to surpass the $30 million mark today. The film is running an impressive 74 percent ahead of the $17.18 million twelve-day gross of 2011's Courageous.
Broad Green Pictures has yet to report an official Tuesday gross for its A Walk in the Woods. Based on yesterday's daily percentage holds in general, BoxOffice estimates that the film placed in second for the day with $0.95 million. That places the seven-day total for the Robert Redford led comedy at approximately $13.76 million. A Walk in the Woods is running 12 percent behind the $15.69 million seven-day take of 2011's The Debt.
Straight Outta Compton took third place with $0.743 million. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal fell 66 percent from Monday and 50 percent from last Tuesday. Straight Outta Compton surpassed the $150 million domestic mark yesterday and has grossed $150.52 million in 26 days. That places the film 41 percent ahead of the $106.45 million 26-day take of last year's Ride Along.
EuropaCorp Films' The Transporter Refueled followed in fourth with $0.722 million. The fourth installment of the action thriller franchise declined 56 percent from Monday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. The Transporter Refueled has grossed $9.73 million in five days. That is towards the lower end of the film's modest expectations and places the film 4 percent behind the recent $10.17 million five-day start of Hitman: Agent 47.
No Escape rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.530 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell was down 65.5 percent from Monday and down 46 percent from last Tuesday. No Escape has grossed $20.54 million in two weeks, which places it 8 percent ahead of the $18.94 million two-week take of last year's The November Man.
Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation claimed sixth with $0.527 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise fell a sharp 76 percent from Labor Day and 41 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to strong holding power, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has grossed an impressive $183.19 million through 40 days of release.
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