'Straight Outta Compton' Remains #1 on Tuesday with $1.49M; 'War Room' Stays Strong in Second with $1.22MSeptember 02, 2015 01:00 PM

by Daniel Garris

Straight Outta Compton grossed $1.49 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal has led the daily box office for 18 of the past 19 days. Straight Outta Compton was up 12 percent over Monday and down a sizable 51 percent from last Tuesday. The film continues to impress in a big way with a 19-day take of $136.85 million. That places Straight Outta Compton a strong 45 percent ahead of the $94.32 million 19-day gross of last year's Ride Along.

Sony's War Room held steady in second place with $1.22 million. The low-budget Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films was up a very solid 27 percent over Monday's performance. War Room is playing in a modest 1,135 locations, which gave the film a healthy per-location average of $1,078 for the day. War Room is outpacing expectations with a five-day start of $13.54 million and is running a strong 32 percent ahead of the $10.26 million five-day take of 2011's Courageous.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape was up one spot and a strong 42.5 percent over Monday to move into third on Tuesday with $0.982 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell has grossed $11.84 million through its first week of release. That is in line with the film's modest expectations and places the film 6 percent behind the $12.63 million seven-day start of last year's The November Man (which had the added advantage of opening over Labor Day weekend).

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was down one spot from Monday to place in fourth with $0.892 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise increased 23 percent over Monday and decreased 39 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to strong holding power throughout its run, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has grossed a very healthy $171.86 million in 33 days.

Meanwhile, We Are Your Friends continued to under-perform in a big way with a daily take of just $243,811. The low budget Zac Efron led drama from Warner Bros. was up 20 percent from Monday and placed in 14th for the day. We Are Your Friends has grossed an anemic $2.22 million in five days and will obviously fade away from theatres very quickly.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Feb. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$1,262,1184%3,890115$324$188,310,0843Warner Bros.
23 Days to Kill$734,673-14%2,872--$256$15,800,8831Relativity Media
3The Monuments Men$714,4551%3,064-19$233$60,692,9733Sony / Columbia
4Pompeii$635,133-8%2,658--$239$13,435,6841Sony / TriStar
5RoboCop (2014)$596,389-4%3,3720$177$46,711,4442Sony / Columbia
6About Last Night$454,534-4%2,2530$202$40,351,3482Sony / Screen Gems
7Frozen (2013)$272,71911%1,891-210$144$385,125,14314Disney
8Ride Along$229,530-5%2,186-331$105$124,123,4006Universal
9Endless Love (2014)$202,5450%2,8960$70$20,662,8302Universal
10Winter's Tale$189,175-4%2,9650$64$12,070,1502Warner Bros.
11Philomena$184,3692%1,004-221$184$33,404,66814Weinstein Company
12Lone Survivor$151,4250%1,516-497$100$122,314,9669Universal
13That Awkward Moment$101,728-9%1,208-714$84$24,522,8734Focus
14The Nut Job$56,384-2%1,235-683$46$60,130,6446Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Feb. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$191,03914%903-169$212$144,788,43011Sony / Columbia
2The Wolf of Wall Street$139,8275%627-124$223$113,349,0529Paramount
3Gravity$87,43221%348-7$251$269,589,53121Warner Bros.
412 Years a Slave$80,18712%349-37$230$49,360,36519Fox Searchlight
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$73,7912%807-471$91$49,590,7766Paramount
6August: Osage County$58,3517%525-485$111$36,827,0519Weinstein Company
7Nebraska$52,836-3%210-114$252$16,728,20815Paramount Vantage
8Her (2013)$49,261-6%250-5$197$24,173,29510Warner Bros.
9Dallas Buyers Club$45,77226%175-48$262$24,890,93317Focus
10The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$29,11114%266-19$109$256,748,11211Warner Bros. / New Line
11Gloria (2014)$26,0246%11012$237$1,444,0575Roadside Attractions
12In Secret$25,237-14%266--$95$377,5541Roadside Attractions
13The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$24,6107%240-86$103$423,719,42414Lionsgate
14Labor Day (2013)$23,288-5%418-1246$56$13,202,7464Paramount
15Vampire Academy$20,0928%536-2140$37$7,685,4453Weinstein Company
16The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$16,14411%2087$78$57,782,2269Fox
17Inside Llewyn Davis$12,21510%10721$114$13,119,16312CBS Films
18I, Frankenstein$11,676-6%217-251$54$18,718,2025Lionsgate
19The Legend Of Hercules$9,1400%11020$83$18,684,8277Lionsgate / Summit
20Walking With Dinosaurs$8,3008%214-34$39$35,665,85610Fox
21Grudge Match$3,9453%108-183$37$29,762,8349Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Feb. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wind Rises$34,91219%21--$1,662$578,5931Disney
2Highway$12,016-27%97--$124$395,8311UTV Motion Pictures
3The Book Thief$9,0583%84-10$108$21,225,36316Fox
4Devil's Due$4,884-13%84-39$58$15,743,7416Fox
5Knights of Badassdom$4,457192%31$1,486$123,8545eOne Films US
6Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,823-48%33-1$55$8,253,14313Weinstein Company
7Hasee Toh Phasee$1,366-23%33-44$41$641,1413Reliance Entertainment
8Free Birds$1,35113%56-19$24$55,656,94217Relativity Media
9Barefoot$786-18%18--$44$15,0711Roadside Attractions
10The Pretty One$6977%54$139$13,7693Dada Films
11Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$206-24%10$206$20,9853Rialto Pictures
12All Is Lost$100-67%5-4$20$6,263,67019Roadside Attractions
13Gimme Shelter (2014)$60-29%5-10$12$1,359,9105Roadside Attractions