On this sleepy Labor Day weekend, the faith-based movie War Room managed to top Straight Outta Compton, coming in with $9 million over the three day frame and $12 million over the holiday weekend. The movie has been a slid hit with Christian audiences, bringing its total to $27 million so far, while Compton cruises on, about to cross $150 million for the biggest musical biopic total ever.
Meanwhile the new releases didn't do much, as expected. The Robert Redford/Nick Nolte starring A Walk in the Woods, made about 10 million over the holiday, but I honestly had barely heard of this film and seen zero promotion for it, so I'm not even sure where that $10 million came from. Die hard Redford fans? Then there was the Transporter Refueled, coming in behind Woods with $9 million total, but I don't even know why that movie was made in the first place, seeing as it lacked the only draw for the other Transporter movies- the Transporter himself, Jason Statham. Mission: Impossible rounded out the top five, drawing another $9 million to bring its domestic total to $180 million (globally, it's sitting at $500 million).
- War Room- $12.6 million
- Straight Outta Compton- $11.1 million
- A Walk in the Woods- $10.5 million
- Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation- $9.3 million
- The Transporter: Refueled- $9 million
The only notable thing in limited release this weekend was the opening of the Mexican animated film Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos, which opened in under 400 screens but earned over $4 million for the weekend, an excellent per screen average of about $11k per theater. But other than that there's not much to write home about this Labor Day- hope you all have a great lazy day off! See you back here next time for the thriller The Perfect Guy and M. Night Shyamalan's latest, The Visit.