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 Tue, Jul. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$9,621,18817%3,967--$2,425$90,449,3721Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,594,70729%3,913-320$663$213,444,9383Paramount
3Tammy$2,117,40033%3,4650$611$60,713,6162Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,503,57948%2,885-412$521$154,793,5915Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$1,327,39344%3,2300$411$26,834,3582Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$1,267,72027%2,811-513$451$174,027,0355Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$981,57938%2,077-312$473$223,698,4807Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$837,38421%3,0490$275$26,582,3642Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$462,07133%1,968-662$235$42,522,3094Warner Bros.
10America (2014)$419,67611%1,1050$380$9,008,0933Lionsgate
11The Fault in Our Stars$343,79621%1,002-863$343$120,258,7716Fox
12Think Like a Man Too$326,30619%1,231-498$265$62,408,8084Sony / Screen Gems
13Edge of Tomorrow$312,18628%1,103-435$283$95,054,5476Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$483,19736%939764$515$6,010,5343Weinstein Company
2Chef$210,91020%70115$301$24,461,50910Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$185,08622%655-389$283$229,498,6278Fox
4Snowpiercer$93,7457%356106$263$2,816,8273RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$93,25842%285-26$327$129,785,78614Fox
6Blended$64,09821%33530$191$44,830,3388Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$55,94024%267-48$210$148,737,31510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$41,51917%303-49$137$198,432,0869Warner Bros.
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$27,26016%188-39$145$42,666,4507Universal
10The LEGO Movie$26,4819%350110$76$257,386,64923Warner Bros.
11Belle$25,35128%107-16$237$10,294,57511Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$59,14436%410$1,443$4,343,30115Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Boyhood$57,073-10%5--$11,415$507,8211IFC Films
3The Grand Seduction$32,91958%921$358$2,760,5937eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$11,89426%96-46$124$83,763,59712Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$11,64916%63-9$185$58,870,57319Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,74063%78-33$125$111,249,13319Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$9,64645%40-21$241$2,002,8278Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,6408%144$403$173,1243Weinstein Company
9Fed Up$2,608-2%202$130$1,506,40710RADiUS-TWC
10God's Not Dead$2,51053%25-35$100$60,726,40017Freestyle / Pure Flix
11The Railway Man$84050%11-3$76$4,436,48414Weinstein Company
12The Signal (2014)$79445%15-20$53$598,7625Focus
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$578165%10-13$58$8,457,12110Clarius Entertainment
14The Hornet's Nest$90-50%21$45$310,45110Freestyle Releasing
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$75-40%6-6$13$202,6056RADiUS-TWC