Thank You for Your Service: Jason Hall’s Tale of Combat PTSD, Starring Miles Teller

Thank You for Your Service from Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks and partner Universal, opened poorly with $3.7 million from 2,054 locations.

Thank You for Your Service, starring Miles Teller and directed by American Sniper scribe Jason Hall, is based on the 2013 book of the same name about combat PTSD by best-selling author and journalist David Finkel.

Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith also star.

Universal and DreamWorks courted veterans, active-duty military and Veterans Support Organizations by hosting nearly 200 screenings of Thank You for Your Service across the country. Audiences bestowed the film with an A- CinemaScore.

Open Road’s All I See Is You, which debuted in 250 theaters, also stumbled, earning $135,504 for a location average of just $479. The film stars Blake Lively as a woman who was blinded as a child but later undergoes a successful corneal transplant to restore her sight. Marc Forster directed the psychological thriller, which also features Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski and Danny Huston.
Skydance and Warner Bros.’ troubled Geostorm tumbled 59 percent in its second weekend to $5.7 million for a domestic total of $23.6 million. The big-budget film stands to lose as much as $100 million despite topping the $100 million mark overseas for a global cume of $137 million. The environmental disaster epic did enjoy a solid opening in China, grossing $34.1 million to trounce Blade Runner 2049.
Geostorm placed No. 3 domestically, followed by Blumhouse and Universal’s horror pic Happy Death Day, which grossed $4.1 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic tally of $48.4 million. Globally, the pic has earned $68.6 million to date.
Alcon, Sony and Warner Bros.’ Blade Runner 2049 rounded out the top five in North America with $4 million for a domestic total of $81.4 million. The big-budget movie is facing significant losses. The film had hoped to make up ground in Asia, but it bombed over the weekend in its China debut with $7.6 million and in Japan with $2.7 million.