'Straight Outta Compton' Leads Monday with $1.34M; 'War Room' a Strong Second with $0.96MSeptember 01, 2015 12:58 PM

by Daniel Garris

Straight Outta Compton took in $1.34 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for the 17th time in the past 18 days. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal was down 64 percent from Sunday and down a sizable 51 percent from last Monday. Straight Outta Compton continues to impress in a big way with an 18-day take of $135.36 million. That places the film a strong 45 percent ahead of the $93.47 million 18-day gross of last year's Ride Along.

Sony's War Room claimed second place with $0.965 million. The low-budget Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films fell a sharp 72 percent from Sunday. War Room is playing in a modest 1,135 locations, which gave the film a healthy per-location average of $850 for the day. War Room is outpacing expectations with a four-day start of $12.32 million and is running 27 percent ahead of the $9.67 million four-day take of 2011's Courageous.

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation placed in third with $0.727 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise declined 68 percent from Sunday and just 31 percent from last Monday. Thanks in part to strong holding power throughout its run, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has grossed a very healthy $170.97 million in 32 days. The film should hold up especially well over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend frame.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape followed in fourth with $0.689 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell was down 69 percent from Sunday's performance. No Escape has grossed $10.86 million in six days. That is in line with the film's modest expectations and places the film 8 percent behind the $11.80 million six-day start of last year's The November Man (which had the added advantage of opening over Labor Day weekend).

Meanwhile, We Are Your Friends continued to under-perform in a big way with a daily take of just $203,893. The low budget Zac Efron led drama from Warner Bros. was down 52 percent from Sunday and placed in thirteenth for the day. We Are Your Friends has grossed an anemic $1.97 million in four days and will obviously fade away from theatres very quickly.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Dec. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,255,202--3,555--$2,322$8,255,2021Fox
2The Tourist$6,033,091--2,756--$2,189$6,033,0911Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,397,340114%3,577-548$670$251,585,7454Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,176,613167%2,967-185$397$71,698,5555Fox
6Burlesque$1,040,04482%2,876-161$362$30,414,2113Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,018,68095%2,240-218$455$25,667,1073Fox
8Due Date$854,158121%1,990-460$429$93,192,6616Warner Bros.
9Megamind$556,627106%2,425-748$230$138,248,7656Paramount / DreamWorks
10Faster (2010)$528,56460%2,106-364$251$20,133,6853CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$327,77337%1,426-810$230$19,603,7194Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$289,27844%1,6220$178$4,266,0842Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$168,254-5%1,004-1259$168$29,865,8365Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$316,43197%416-17$761$7,558,4296Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$155,32478%4360$356$7,807,0036Summit
3Red (2010)$134,14077%564-215$238$87,599,8189Summit
4The Social Network$75,556105%227-33$333$91,186,78311Sony / Columbia
5For Colored Girls$45,36444%243-242$187$37,426,6406Lionsgate
6Despicable Me$43,350211%258-22$168$250,104,31523Universal
7Skyline$41,68012%277-301$150$21,143,9005Universal / Rogue
8The Town$38,11290%255-63$149$91,855,02513Warner Bros.
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$37,154145%288-34$129$54,911,63712Warner Bros.
10Easy A$31,182--203-26$154$58,203,87113Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$20,313159%120-88$169$52,171,89110Warner Bros.
12Inception$16,754121%108-9$155$292,428,99122Warner Bros.
13Jackass 3D$14,81022%108-72$137$116,801,9589Paramount
14Paranormal Activity 2$14,72996%125-75$118$84,303,4788Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$987,144389%9072$10,968$3,266,3182Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$155,745310%1913$8,197$1,088,0503Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$98,521--4--$24,630$98,5211Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$42,037396%3529$1,201$193,1602Roadside Attractions
5Hubble 3D$38,22113%570$671$19,093,27739Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$33,331234%150$2,222$249,5696Warner Bros.
7The Tempest$14,891--5--$2,978$14,8911Disney
8Conviction$10,17016%75-32$136$6,710,0799Fox Searchlight
9Under the Sea 3D$9,84351%11-2$895$25,019,30196Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hereafter$8,41739%87-27$97$32,467,6809Warner Bros.
11Waiting for 'Superman'$4,579-36%55-30$83$6,355,81112Paramount Vantage
12Frankie & Alice (2010)$3,591--1--$3,591$3,5911Freestyle Releasing
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$3,516--14--$251$3,5161Roadside Attractions
15Wild Target$2,85979%10-3$286$112,1977Freestyle
16The Nutcracker in 3D$2,811-38%37-78$76$181,7283Freestyle Releasing
17Stone$2,49895%19-3$131$1,771,21510Relativity / Overture
18Jack Goes Boating$1,608716%4233$38$535,37913Relativity / Overture
19Winter's Bone$1,017174%31$339$6,230,73627Roadside Attractions
20Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$545--2--$273$19,6522Argot Pictures
21Cool It$26418%10-5$26$61,2025Roadside Attractions