Box office results were a little scattered over the 3-day holiday weekend. Transporter: Refueled, the first of the Transporter franchise to not feature Jason Statham, brought in a modest 11.8% of check ins this past weekend from members.
This take put it ahead of the other opener of the weekend A Walk in the Woods. The Robert Redford and Nick Nolte duo grabbed 8.4% to take #2.
The broader box office world was much harsher to the newcomers. Sony’s faith-based The War Room fell 18% from its opening to take #1 for the weekend at $12.5M. Behind it, the unshakeable Straight Outta Compton retained its #2 spot with $11.3M, breaking $150M with its cumulative take domestically.
The leaders among the MoviePass community came in lower but still in the top 5. A Walk in the Woods made off with #3 at $10.5M; not too shabby for two male co-stars that are older than most these days and a lower-budget movie about hiking.
Unfortunately, the same could not be said for the Transporter reboot. Making an even $9M for the weekend and with a budget likely over $100M, it joins Agent 47 as another big franchise reboot that severely underperformed what Hollywood expected. Sad to see the summer go out with a fizzle like this, but oh well. On to awards season!
What’s your prediction for next week? Will M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller the Visit grab audiences back? Let us know in the comments.