'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 Fri, Apr. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Love & Basketball$3,176,592--1,237--$2,568$3,176,5921New Line
328 Days$2,941,940135%2,5230$1,166$17,679,4022Sony / Columbia
4Rules of Engagement$2,828,644110%3,22030$878$37,876,9773Paramount
5Keeping the Faith$2,649,296158%2,1586$1,228$14,053,2112Disney
6The Road to El Dorado$2,233,611133%3,170-53$705$38,924,2194DreamWorks
7Erin Brockovich$1,971,635167%3,056-14$645$103,857,7446Universal
8Return to Me$1,368,915140%2,3200$590$18,610,5873MGM
9The Skulls$1,054,92272%2,047-362$515$28,678,0284Universal