EuropaCorp’s Transporter Refueled collected $375K from 2,200 theaters in previews last night. The movie marks the French studio’s foray into domestic distribution in a joint venture with Relativity labeled RED. The fourth film in the action franchise is expected to ring up $7M-$8M over four days according to industry projections. Transporter 2 opened during Labor Day weekend 2005, minting $20.1M. 10% of all guys are saying that Transporter Refueled is their first option at the multiplex this weekend.
The weekend’s second wide release, Broad Green’s A Walk in the Woods, made an estimated $900K in its second day at 1,849 locations, raising its two-day cume to $1.97M. Men over 25 are the pic’s strongest demo in tracking with a 7% first choice. CinemaScore is a B. The theater count for A Walk in the Woods raises to 1,960 today. Many believe the film will ring up $8M-$10M by Monday. The R-rated Robert Redford-Nick Nolte dramedy ranked third yesterday behind No. 1 champ Straight Outta Compton ($1.01M with a three week cume of $138.9M) and Sony/Affirm’s War Room in second ($930K at 1,135 with a seven day take of $15.3M). The two African-American-demo titles are expected to rule the Labor Day four-day box office respectively with $10M and $8.5M+.
It’s going to be a wretched four days at the Labor day box office. Nonetheless, the FSSM stretch typically does over $100M per stats from Rentrak. Currently, summer 2015 is at $4.35B, the third best ever after 2013’s record $4.75B and 2011’s $4.4B. The anticipation is that the final breath of summer will take us to $4.45B.