‘A Walk In The Woods’ Off To A Good Start

A Walk In The Woods opened to an estimated $1.06M at 1,960 theaters in its first day. It is projecting to cover around $8M to $10M till Monday.

The movie is directed by Ken Kwapis. It is based on the 1998 book/memoir of the same name by Bill Bryson. The film stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Kristen Schaal, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen and Emma Thompson. The movie hit the theaters on September 2, 2015, by Broad Green Pictures.

The movie is about an author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) who had lived for two decades in Britain and then returned to New Hampshire, where he lived peacefully the last ten years. He’s in his late 50’s or early 60’s. An interview in a TV show reveals that he had published some popular books and that there are some expectations about new books written by him. But he has no such plans. So he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

A Walk In The Woods filed behind Universal/Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton yesterday which continued to hold first place with an estimated $1.075M at 3,142 venues. Current domestic B.O. heading into its fourth weekend stands at $137.9M. Sony/Affirm’s faith-based title War Room took third with $850K at 1,135 for a six-day running cume of $14.39M. This weekend the Kendrick brothers feature raises its theater count to 1,300.

The film began on May 5, 2014 in Los Angeles. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015. Broad Green Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film just after that. It was then released in theaters on September 2, 2015, by Broad Green Pictures.

A Walk in the Woods has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 48%, based on 65 reviews, with an average rating of 5.5/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Amiable yet less compelling than any road trip movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte should be, A Walk in the Woods is ultimately a bit too pedestrian. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 50 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.