Weekend Box Office: ‘War Room’ Conquers ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Box Office: September 5 - 7

Straight Outta Compton‘s reign at the top of the box office charts is over. Sony/Affirm’s faith-based War Room has conquered the N.W.A. biopic with $9.3 million to lead the modest U.S. box office during a sleepy Labor Day weekend.

The final total of U.S. box office receipts will reportedly be between $87 million and $89 million. Welcome to September. Anyway, Compton added a solid $8.8 million over three days to cross $150 million domestically and will continue to hang around for a few more weeks.

Two smaller-scale new releases, the Robert RedfordNick Nolte hiking dramedy A Walk in the Woods and EuropaCorp’s launch of The Transporter Refueled, opened in third and fifth place, respectively.

A Walk in the Woods bested box office expectations to earn $8.25 million over three days with an industry estimated 4-day of $10.6 million. The fourth Transporter only brought in $7.1 million over three days, even though it opened in 3,434 theaters.

Meanwhile, Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation spent its sixth week in the top five, earning an estimated $7.2 million over three days to boost its domestic total of $180 million.

Outside of the top five, the Mexican animated comedy Un gallo con muchos huevos (A Rooster with Many Eggs) opened in just 395 locations, earning an excellent $3.4 million over three days.

That one is a really nice surprise. Congratulations carnalitos! Okay, here’s the Rentrak top-ten list:

Box Office: September 5 - 7

Next week sees Sony’s revenge thriller The Perfect Guy, Samuel Goldwyn‘s fantasy drama movie 90 Minutes in Heaven, and M. Night Shyamalan returns to theaters with his new thriller The Visit.