'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 Wed, Jun. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$3,370,194-21%3,379--$997$48,052,5441Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$2,319,163-22%3,69251$628$106,038,1382Fox
3Kung Fu Panda 2$1,946,624-7%3,929-23$495$132,650,7033Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hangover Part II$1,631,707-21%3,67560$444$221,317,0313Warner Bros.
6Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,252,345-11%3,433-533$365$212,776,0284Disney
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$738,378-3%2,524--$293$8,219,4681Relativity Media
9Fast Five$205,950-6%1,3294$155$205,732,0807Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$114,0024%527-164$216$138,094,8119Fox
2Water for Elephants$74,594-2%466-106$160$56,811,4868Fox
3Something Borrowed$61,519-10%366-322$168$37,810,2296Warner Bros.
4Jumping the Broom$44,869-12%365-224$123$36,841,1296Sony / TriStar
6Source Code$24,881-12%248-40$100$54,239,32411Summit
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$21,456-16%182102$118$9,728,8147Weinstein Company
10Limitless$16,516-4%166-66$99$78,985,05113Relativity Media
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,288-1%117-65$122$52,498,65512Fox
13Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$10,102-4%112-84$90$52,794,4708Lionsgate
14The Lincoln Lawyer$9,949-9%101-32$99$57,162,96413Lionsgate
15Win Win$8,3922%100-41$84$10,025,74913Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$86,571-13%4727$1,842$2,645,0773Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$57,161-15%470$1,216$6,952,74610Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$25,977-1%31-1$838$25,682,28865Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Jane Eyre (2011)$11,626-7%90-38$129$11,041,70214Focus
6Everything Must Go$8,045-12%87-20$92$2,560,3805Roadside Attractions
7Submarine$7,410-10%1713$436$140,9962Weinstein Company
8The Conspirator$5,568-1%66-42$84$11,430,3889Roadside Attractions
9Scream 4$4,439-14%80-121$55$38,141,3539Weinstein Company
10The Last Mountain$4,1351106%31$1,378$39,0232Dada Films
11The Beaver$1,809-34%46-22$39$920,6986Summit
12Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,470-23%40$368$189,48139Collective Eye
13Beautiful Boy$8879%40$222$32,3172Anchor Bay Films
1435 and Ticking$60814%1-3$608$68,9464Image Entertainment
15The King's Speech$51326%15-3$34$138,796,76329Weinstein Company
16Kill the Irishman$36312%5-3$73$1,183,34814Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$44-52%2-3$22$248,65413Roadside Attractions