Grosses

'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, Jul. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$20,655,772--3,924--$5,264$20,655,7721Fox
2The Conjuring$7,329,30274%3,022119$2,425$69,065,9302Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$4,866,43552%3,476-344$1,400$295,255,0204Universal
4Turbo$4,134,08560%3,8093$1,085$46,577,0832Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$3,716,90358%3,258-233$1,141$93,880,6743Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$2,725,90571%3,0160$904$28,400,2612Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$2,205,92925%2,602-683$848$78,692,0333Warner Bros.
8The Heat$2,101,18372%2,384-305$881$136,495,9275Fox
9R.I.P.D.$1,895,25056%2,850-2$665$20,390,2302Universal
10Fruitvale Station$1,447,5351506%1,0641030$1,360$3,129,8513Weinstein Company
11World War Z$812,05728%1,440-626$564$190,671,6036Paramount
12Monsters University$805,915-3%1,470-716$548$253,418,1036Disney
13The Lone Ranger$489,141-8%1,267-1006$386$84,126,1544Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$978,858264%886582$1,105$6,610,2994Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$590,202--591--$999$590,2021CBS Films
3White House Down$275,617-6%676-778$408$70,000,3865Sony / Columbia
4Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$237,79040%498-250$477$30,990,7204Lionsgate / Summit
5Man of Steel$213,182-8%501-549$426$286,271,4547Warner Bros.
6This Is The End$148,9671%270-352$552$95,263,2527Sony / Columbia
7Epic$94,58839%289-30$327$105,971,17810Fox
8Fast & Furious 6$89,445107%267-12$335$237,393,29510Universal
9Now You See Me$85,00033%215-118$395$114,778,5919Lionsgate / Summit
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$84,21155%271-31$311$143,972,61612Warner Bros.
11Star Trek Into Darkness$66,27720%180-70$368$225,419,02011Paramount
12The Internship$63,25786%197-5$321$43,784,8548Fox
13Girl Most Likely$54,069-31%227-124$238$1,079,1832Roadside Attractions
14The Croods$53,94330%194-18$278$186,258,73919Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15After Earth$46,641--167-22$279$59,926,9869Sony / Columbia
16The Purge$35,32589%1571$225$64,183,1958Universal
17The Hangover Part III$19,38815%147-55$132$111,969,90010Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$32,79954%82-6$400$1,185,7316Weinstein Company
2Mud$22,17159%73-4$304$21,316,61214Roadside Attractions
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$19,819-18%77-18$257$3,941,9638Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$12,4553%34-4$366$5,689,0907A24
5The East$6,14749%20-11$307$2,231,6729Fox Searchlight
6Kon-Tiki$4,73778%145$338$1,478,77014Weinstein Company
7Pain and Gain$3,948-11%35-35$113$49,757,46514Paramount
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$2,065--1--$2,065$2,0651Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,475-62%14-8$105$1,535,71912Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$863-76%2-34$432$159,5965Brainstorm Media