Straight Outta Compton celebrates its third weekend at No. 1
Hip-Hop biopic Straight Outta Compton continues to dominate the box office, earning an impressive $13.2 million – pushing its domestic total to an incredible $134.1 million, making it the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, to boot, It’s also the first film to top the US box office for three consecutive weekends since Jurassic World.
New to the Box Office – War Room, which follows a couple struggling with their marriage but find help through prayer, did very well, coming in close second to Compton grossing $11 million. A hefty debut for a film that cost just $3 million to make.
Zac Efron’s latest vehicle, We Are Your Friends, crashed harder than Princess Diana. “Friends” not only failed to crack the top ten but failed spectacularly, earning a measly $1.8 million domestically. the fourth worst wide-release debut ever, according to Box Office Mojo data. Deluxe Video Online issued numerous PSA’s about this shit sandwich in The Coming Thing and Coming Soon Trailers, If you still went and saw it you got what you deserved. If not, thank you faithful reader in assisting us from ridding Zac Efron from the silver screen.
The fifth film of the Mission: Impossible franchise maintained in its fifth weekend in theaters, with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation adding $8.3 million to its gross taking the third spot in the Box Office. With $170.3 million so far in its domestic run and $479.4 million worldwide, Rogue Nation is currently the fourth highest-grossing film in the franchise domestically.
Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan’s thriller No Escape had a tough time of it in its debut weekend, earning just $8.2 million.No Escape wasn’t expected to be a big hit, and with the mixed reviews the Weinstein Company should be happy enough with a fourth place debut.
Finishing out the top five is Sinister 2. The horror sequel earned $4.6 million in its second weekend to raise its domestics to a $18.5 million total. Dropping 55.9% from its opening, which is around what many expected after its lackluster debut. The good news is that Sinister 2 cost just $10 million to make, so it’ll probably double their investment. However I predict the franchise to be VOD from this point forward.
1. Straight Outta Compton $13.2m
2. War Room $11m
3. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation $8.3m
4. No Escape $8.3m
5. Sinister 2 $4.7m
6. The Man From UNCLE $4.4m
7. Hitman: Agent 47 $3.9m
8. The Gift $3.1m
9. Jurassic World $3.1m
10. Ant-Man $3.1m