Grosses

'Straight Outa Compton' Leads Thursday with $1.94M; 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' #2 with $1.02M; 'No Escape' #3 with $0.88MAugust 28, 2015 01:22 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Straight Outta Compton took in $1.94 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th straight day. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic fell 8 percent from Wednesday and 57 percent from last Thursday. Straight Outta Compton was the week's top film with a weekly take of $36.16 million. The film was down 57 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a very impressive $120.89 million in two weeks. That places Straight Outta Compton 50 percent ahead of the $80.66 million two-week take of last year's Ride Along.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was up one spot from Wednesday to take second on Thursday with $1.02 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise from Paramount was down a very slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. Rogue Nation placed in second for the week with $16.02 million. The film was down 36 percent from the previous week and has grossed a healthy $162.09 million in four weeks.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape was down one spot to land in third with $0.882 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell fell 25 percent from its opening day take on Wednesday. No Escape has grossed $2.06 million during its first two days of release. That places the film 22 percent ahead of the $1.69 million two-day midweek start of last year's The November Man (which fell just 4 percent on its first Thursday to gross $0.830 million).

Warner's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. held steady in fourth place with $0.683 million. The Guy Ritchie directed spy comedy declined just 2 percent from Wednesday and a respectable 42 percent from last Thursday. The film took fifth place for the week with $10.49 million. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was down 45 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a soft $29.71 million in two weeks.

Focus' Sinister 2 grossed $0.658 million to remain in fifth. The low-budget horror sequel from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions was down 4 percent from Wednesday. Sinister 2 was off to a softer than expected seven-day start of $13.20 million this week. That placed the film in third for the frame and was a lackluster 42 percent softer than the $22.92 million one-week take of 2012's Sinister.

Hitman: Agent 47 followed in sixth place with $0.614 million. The video game based action film from Fox also declined 4 percent from Wednesday. Hitman: Agent 47 took fourth place for the week with a seven-day start of $11.42 million. That was on the very low end of the film's modest expectations and places the film a disappointing 50 percent behind the $22.96 million seven-day take of 2007's Hitman.

Lionsgate's American Ultra landed in seventh with $0.452 million. The action comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg fell 3 percent from the previous day. American Ultra finished in sixth place for the week with a seven-day start of just $7.69 million. That was below the film's already modest expectations and was 4 percent below the $8.02 million first week take of 2009's Adventureland.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Aug. 3 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$10,226,05050%4,242-162$2,411$328,423,8143Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$9,092,341--3,601--$2,525$9,092,3411Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$5,839,346--3,391--$1,722$5,839,3461Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,504,54727%3,542-327$707$125,967,4064Fox
5The Watch$1,929,47845%3,1680$609$20,942,6812Fox
6Step Up Revolution$1,913,47341%2,60639$734$19,710,6222Lionsgate / Summit
7Ted (2012)$1,632,53060%2,767-362$590$199,567,7656Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$1,243,40023%2,425-735$513$247,583,7335Sony / Columbia
9Brave$806,2207%2,110-441$382$221,240,2607Disney
10Magic Mike$474,3801%1,202-873$395$109,988,6856Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$328,77346%687-166$479$39,867,81711Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$298,069123%318110$937$5,026,8616Fox Searchlight
3Savages$260,555-8%704-710$370$45,360,5655Universal
4Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$222,51836%737-374$302$63,632,9436Lionsgate
5Men in Black 3$188,515--326139$578$176,160,89311Sony / Columbia
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$160,974-6%504-304$319$210,425,8049Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Intouchables$135,04682%1940$696$8,217,70711Weinstein Company
8The Hunger Games$129,24736%291-19$444$406,397,10520Lionsgate
9Snow White and the Huntsman$92,68513%309-46$300$153,605,93010Universal
10The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$74,64322%230-46$325$44,778,21414Fox Searchlight
11Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$60,552-43%277-329$219$24,647,6265Paramount
12Prometheus$45,98828%198-31$232$125,705,1069Fox
13Safety Not Guaranteed$41,64351%121-28$344$3,345,1969FilmDistrict
14Dark Shadows$32,532-26%132-90$246$79,551,71813Warner Bros.
15Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$32,43218%165-32$197$36,919,6597Fox
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$21,662--112-39$193$31,006,05615Sony / Columbia
17Rock of Ages$21,105-13%145-157$146$38,405,2098Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$103,115575%6451$1,611$345,8852Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$61,689-1%520$1,186$6,711,62416Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$20,95128%330$635$20,297,44370Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Soldiers of Fortune$7,241--50--$145$7,2411Roadside Attractions
5Easy Money (2012)$5,218179%61$870$97,9024Weinstein Company
6For Greater Glory$3,793-54%34-55$112$5,642,32310ARC Entertainment
7A Cat In Paris$2,11115%142$151$265,24010GKIDS
8Mirror Mirror$2,082-37%39-17$53$64,885,94319Relativity Media