Labor Day is the holiday where people take a holiday away from the theater. Not a ton of takers this weekend. The box office was so anemic, I almost let Ryan write about Hamilton’s Broadway $ again this week. Who won the week?
* Finishing first this week was War Room with $12.6M in its second weekend. What’s even more impressive is that the film finished #1 two weeks in a row with no more than 1500 theaters.
* Coming in second this week was Straight Outta Compton, grossing $11.3M in its fifth weekend. The NWA biopic has made a HUGE $150M cume. Compton will easily pass big budget actioners like San Andreas and Mad Max.
* Number three this week was A Walk In the Woods finishing with $10.6M in the debut frame. This Nick Nolte/Robert Redford picture is squarely in my “should be a Netflix original” category.
*Pulling in at #4 this week was Mission Impossible 5 with $9.3M in its sixth week. What an impressive run for Cruise’s 5th installment. Look for this one to hit $200M and have an outside shot at the top 10.
* Rounding out the top five this week was The Transporter: Refueled in its debut weekend with $9M. With Refueled, the franchise continues without Statham … and probably ends there. Any more from this franchise will be straight to DVD.