“No Escape” kicked off its box office run with $1.2 million on Wednesday.
The action thriller, distributed by the Weinstein Co., is expected to bring in $11 million over its first five days in theaters. The indie label picked up the film for roughly $5 million from Bold Films. It stars Owen Wilson as an American whose family gets embroiled in a violent coup in a Southeast Asian nation. Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan co-star, with John Erick Dowdle directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother Drew.
Reviews for the picture have been lukewarm, with critics handing it a 42% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Two additional films are opening Friday in wide release, faith-based drama “War Room” and the disc jockey romance “We Are Your Friends,” but neither one is expected to beat “Straight Outta Compton.” The N.W.A biopic is expected to top charts for the third week in a row with $15 million. It earned $2.1 million on Wednesday.
“We Are Your Friends” should make $9 million and “War Room” is projected to pull in $5 million.