“The Girl on the train” is heading for a Friday Total in the $9 million to $10 range at 3,144 sites while “Birth of nation” should rack up $3 million on its opening day for Fox Searchlight both in line with recent forecasts. “The Girl on the Train” is from DreamWorks Pictures and is the first to be released under Universal’s new organization with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. It’s based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, is directed by Tate Taylor and also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow. Middle school,based on the 2011 novel by james Patterson and Chris Peculiar Children is expected to finish second at about $15 million,followed by the second weekend of Lionsgate ‘s deepwater horizon at about $11 million.
Of the major fall titles ,only warner Bros.”sully” has over-performed with more than $108 million in its first four weeks.Overall Moviegoing for the year is upto 3.4% through oct 5 at $8.67 billion with the first four months of the year fueling the increase.