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'Straight Outta Compton' Maintains Lead with $2.1M; 'No Escape' Opens to $1.18M on WednesdayAugust 27, 2015 06:45 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Universal's Straight Outta Compton tacked on another $2.1 million yesterday, retaining first place as it fell 60 percent from last Wednesday. The biopic's 13-day domestic haul is $118.95 million, putting it 35 percent ahead of 8 Mile and 50 percent ahead of Ride Along.

In second place, TWC's No Escape opened to $1.18 million in its first day of release. That's somewhat ahead of expectations as it bested last year's The November Man (which also opened on a Wednesday in late August) by 37 percent.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation added $1.03 million yesterday, down just 41 percent from last Wednesday. The hit sequel's domestic take is now $161.1 million, putting it 6 percent ahead of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 37 percent ahead of Mission: Impossible III.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. earned $0.697 million yesterday, off 45 percent from last Wednesday. Its 13-day domestic take is $29.03 million, 11 percent behind Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Sinister 2 pulled $0.68 million in its sixth day of release, giving it $13.2 million in total so far. Unfortunately, that's over 39 percent behind where its 2012 predecessor stood at the same point.

Meanwhile, Hitman: Agent 47 added $0.64 million yesterday, giving it a six-day haul of $10.8 million. That puts the sequel 51 percent behind the pace of its 2007 predecessor.

Lastly, American Ultra pulled in $0.47 million on Wednesday for a six-day total of $7.24 million. The stoner comedy is pacing 2 percent behind fellow Jesse Eisenberg/Kristen Stewart flick Adventureland.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$5,805,838-36%2,7453$2,115$17,377,2952Universal
2Bait$5,485,591--2,352--$2,332$5,485,5911Warner Bros.
3Bring It On$5,083,388-25%2,42711$2,095$50,930,3934Universal
4Nurse Betty$4,658,762-35%1,46910$3,171$13,764,4522USA Films
5Space Cowboys$2,515,232-25%2,461-146$1,022$81,541,6867Warner Bros.
6The Cell$2,448,021-33%2,250-226$1,088$33,293,5985New Line
7What Lies Beneath$2,406,699-13%2,007-159$1,199$145,576,6689DreamWorks
8Scary Movie$2,039,085923%1,9971624$1,021$149,695,81211Miramax / Dimension
9The Art of War$1,553,230-37%1,705-665$911$14,440,5894Warner Bros.
10The Original Kings of Comedy$1,537,461-35%1,04043$1,478$33,011,1305Paramount