Labor Day Box Office: “Walk in the Woods” opens well, “Transporter” skids out

boxA decent weekend for the old guys as “A Walk in the Woods” reaches for an audience Hollywood generally ignores, and finds it. It’s earned a few million since opening Wed., and is expected to near $13 million over the long Labor Day Weekend.

That’s a lot more than “Transporter Refueled,” a film which emphasizes the presence of movie stars in at least this one franchise. It’ll have managed a rather poor $8 million by Monday night.

“War Room” is still making money for Sony-Affirm and the Kendrick Brothers, and looks to win the weekend — all four days of it — thanks to adding 400 screens. “Straight Outta Compton”is running neck and neck with it, but is expected to come in close to “War Room” in the $11.5-11.9 range.

Check out the top ten and look at the REAL money makers of the summer — “Inside Out” and “Mission: Impossible” have stuck around long enough to reach into the hundreds of millions (@$180 for MI, almost $350 for Inside).

“Jurassic World” did over $644 million. Proving people don’t mind watching reruns, and will even pay for the privilege.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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