'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Aug. 23 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 23 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$2,842,689-59%2,668273$1,065$109,897,6933Disney
3Mickey Blue Eyes$982,418-64%2,573--$382$11,161,9031Warner Bros.
4Runaway Bride$928,986-60%3,24028$287$114,395,2904Paramount
5The Thomas Crown Affair$662,632-66%2,4270$273$42,560,8013MGM
6Inspector Gadget$490,164-60%2,144-447$229$82,998,2455Disney
7Mystery Men$351,637-56%1,954-188$180$24,813,0003Universal
8American Pie$285,710-54%1,118-264$256$94,420,6797Universal
9The Haunting$174,963-63%1,587-652$110$86,922,2885DreamWorks