The World’s Most Dangerous Group Tops The Box Office Again
Three new films entered multiplexes on Friday and none could unseat last weeks Box Office champ Straight Outta Compton. Compton raked in $26.8 million to keeps its throne, and that was more than enough for the film to cross the $100-million mark in just two weekends. An amazing performance fo a biopic.
Compton wasn’t the only Universal film to cross the $100 million mark this weekend as Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck also hit the $100 million mark. That brings Universal’s total of $100+ million films to an incredible seven this year.
The trio of new releases this weekend disappointed with Sinister 2
faring the best of the 3 with an opening of $10.6 million, The low-budget horror sequel nabbed a third place finish. However that’s less than the $14 million to $16 million that the studio Focus Features, had been expecting to pull in. A far cry from first Sinister’s $18 million opening. Sinister 2 might not make the original’s money, but it cost less than $10 million to make, so as the studio may be disappointed, at least Sinister isn’t a total loss.
Movies based on video games have a lackluster track record in the Box Office. In fact, fox made a shitty adaptation of the Hitman game franchise in 2007, and clearly did not learn from thier previous run at this franchise. The 2007 movie, starring Timothy Olyphant, earned $13 million when it debuted, and took in just under $100 million worldwide. Hitman: Agent 47 earned a meager $8.2 million in its debut for 4th place.
Apparently Twilight fans don’t give two shits about Kirsten Stewart unless she is accompanied by buff supernatural freaks as American Ultra
managed a meagre $5.7 million. This isn’t an uncommon phenomenon, when franchise stars step out of thier roles it usually isn’t to great sucess, just ask Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe
and Orlando Bloom. Looks like Neil nailed this one
Box Office Totals
1. Straight Outta Compton $26.8 million
2. Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation $11.7 million
3. Sinister 2 $10.6 million
4. Hitman: Agent 47 $8.2 million
5. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. $7.4 million
6. American Ultra $5.7 million
7. The Gift $4.3 million
8. Ant-Man $4.2 million
9. Minions $3.9 million
10. Fantastic Four $3.6 million