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. 25 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lucy$17,088,110--3,173--$5,385$17,088,1101Universal
2Hercules (2014)$11,058,454--3,595--$3,076$11,058,4541Paramount
3Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$4,763,73944%3,668-301$1,299$160,452,3683Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$3,485,72566%2,85650$1,220$44,861,8702Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,783,09739%3,83913$725$28,600,9192Disney
6Sex Tape$1,909,09652%3,0620$623$22,810,6282Sony / Columbia
7And So It Goes$1,360,835--1,762--$772$1,360,8351Clarius Entertainment
8Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,322,53039%2,476-748$534$233,075,0055Paramount
9Tammy$1,089,63935%2,562-840$425$75,836,7284Warner Bros. / New Line
1022 Jump Street$793,64847%1,613-616$492$183,947,7477Sony / Columbia
11How to Train Your Dragon 2$610,626-1%1,358-811$450$164,039,5067Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Maleficent$542,7949%1,077-464$504$230,881,9789Disney
13Earth to Echo$432,961-16%1,272-1178$340$34,577,4194Relativity Media
14Begin Again$430,67036%1,244-58$346$11,166,5775Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$716,998--361--$1,986$716,9981Roadside Attractions
2The Fluffy Movie$513,216--432--$1,188$513,2161Open Road
3Kick$361,745--177--$2,044$361,7451UTV Motion Pictures
4Wish I Was Here$336,787436%625557$539$1,062,0272Focus
5America (2014)$254,12916%760-270$334$12,592,6965Lionsgate
6Chef$182,13727%405-147$450$26,681,43912Open Road
7Edge of Tomorrow$157,53227%353-249$446$97,341,6388Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$152,0804%387-170$393$122,372,9358Fox
9Jersey Boys$127,358-21%462-541$276$45,265,1896Warner Bros.
10Think Like a Man Too$113,98534%317-311$360$64,493,9966Sony / Screen Gems
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$113,75733%289-98$394$230,991,56610Fox
12Godzilla (2014)$110,71153%302-24$367$199,427,91711Warner Bros.
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$86,976-41%321-1170$271$30,103,0434Sony / Screen Gems
14Neighbors (2014)$86,320134%208-22$415$149,328,72512Universal
15Rio 2$68,41420%230-26$297$130,525,58416Fox
16Blended$65,01836%223-62$292$45,465,17310Warner Bros.
17Snowpiercer$54,480-6%149-62$366$3,755,9015RADiUS-TWC
18The Amazing Spider-Man 2$51,214--187-31$274$202,283,83513Sony / Columbia
19Heaven is for Real$28,955--129-20$224$91,202,99115Sony / TriStar
20The LEGO Movie$11,644-31%2020$58$257,558,13625Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$59,0704%410$1,441$4,901,86917Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$21,53016%74-16$291$3,042,1619eOne Films US
3I Origins$20,962661%7672$276$62,7262Fox Searchlight
4Belle$14,011-30%58-34$242$10,535,83013Fox Searchlight
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,5367%58-5$130$111,324,94221Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Words and Pictures$7,345--28-5$262$2,091,88410Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$6,85520%39-21$176$83,852,11814Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$4,462-6%8-3$558$230,7435Weinstein Company
9Come Back to Me$1,899--10--$190$1,8991Freestyle Releasing
10God's Not Dead$1,188-21%9-2$132$60,743,67319Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$1,005-69%131$77$1,524,93812RADiUS-TWC
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$308-47%4-6$77$208,3878RADiUS-TWC
13The Hornet's Nest$285--10$285$311,33712Freestyle Releasing
14A Long Way Off$235-72%1--$235$28,5798Moving Visions Entertainment
15Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$162-69%6-2$27$8,460,33212Clarius Entertainment