WOW, just wow, i cannot wait to talk about the numbers this week because there are some pretty big things to talk about. This week features a disaster opening, a good opening, and an underdog who came out of no-where and stole the show. So stuff the waiting lets get into the numbers.
- Straight Outta Compton: $13.2M
- War Room: $11M
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation: $8.3M
- No Escape: $8.29M
- Sinister 2: $4.65M
Lets get the less interesting news out of the way shall we, ‘Straight Outta Compton‘ managed to survive a 50% drop and hold that number one position in its 3rd week with another $13.2M. This just adds to the fact that this thing has legs and the good word of mouth is bringing more people to see it. Another film that is proving to have lots of legs is ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation‘, it just refuses to go away as it makes another $8.3M in its 5th week taking its domestic total to $170M and worldwide total at $480M. So i think it is safe to say that you are definitely getting another MI film in the future.
Now for the good stuff, can someone please enlighten me as to where the hell this movie called ‘War Room‘ came from? The damn thing came out in limited release, and i have not seen a single promotional poster for it yet the drama somehow manages to bring in $11M for a 2nd place opening. WHAT? If i knew this thing was going to cause this much damage at the box office i would have covered it in this weeks ‘Opening this Week’. But the fact that i hadn’t heard of it and that it would be releasing in only 1,100 theatres i thought it had absolutely no chance. But i was very wrong as some people out there really wanted to see this film. I would talk more about it if i had heard of the film but i am just speechless right now…. just……. lets move on then.
One of the new releases that i was well aware of was ‘No Escape‘, the new Action Thriller starring Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson. It did a pretty good job, making $8.29M, just below the projected $9M and a mere $10K below Mission Impossible for 4th place. I think the studio would be happy with this opening, of course the more the better but with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan being household names but not quite the big draws they once were it was a respectable opening.
Rounding out the top 5 is horror sequel ‘Sinister 2‘ making $4.65M off a 56% drop. Nothing of note here just that clearly anyone who wanted to see this movie got onto it in week 1 and this will be last we hear of it in the top 5.
Next up…. even though it didn’t finish in the top 5 this was such a disaster that it has to be discussed. As the box office numbers show, no-one wants to be Zac Efron’s friend anymore as his brand new film ‘We Are Your Friends‘ takes in a dreadfully low $1.8M finishing all the way down in 13th place. I personally think this is not much of a surprise, i didn’t think this film was going to impact the top 5 but i thought around 7th-8th at the lowest so 13th is a little lower but not too far off. Looks like what i said about this film in ‘Opening this Week’ was spot on, i was not sure who the target audience of this film was and i thought so were most people and these numbers seem to confirm my thought. This will go down as one of the biggest bombs of the year and almost certainly won’t make its money back.
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