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 Sat, Aug. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$11,618,10445%3,980135$2,919$108,870,8272Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$10,353,88249%3,697-391$2,801$214,840,2793Disney
3Let's Be Cops$6,864,19521%3,094--$2,219$20,955,9651Fox
4The Expendables 3$5,728,329-4%3,221--$1,778$11,678,4981Lionsgate
5The Giver$4,445,044-6%3,003--$1,480$9,195,5331Weinstein Company
6Into the Storm$3,342,11343%3,4340$973$29,300,4742Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$2,983,77844%2,04320$1,460$21,567,9272Disney / DreamWorks
8Lucy$2,281,53543%2,520-627$905$106,100,3904Universal
9Step Up All In$1,079,48532%2,0720$521$11,047,4512Lionsgate / Summit
10Hercules (2014)$917,32944%1,475-1421$622$67,595,1894Paramount
11Get On Up$842,81058%1,101-1368$765$26,477,9803Universal
12Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$834,31356%1,262-1044$661$201,281,4796Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$552,50267%644-157$858$12,271,8804Roadside Attractions
2Planes: Fire and Rescue$422,04354%960-1320$440$55,391,6185Disney
3What If$324,04615%787767$412$812,3002CBS Films
4The Purge: Anarchy$270,51549%575-1027$470$69,945,8855Universal
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$246,07756%377-149$653$171,066,32710Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Calvary$168,19559%13086$1,294$764,2673Fox Searchlight
7Sex Tape$143,38033%317-627$452$37,690,2395Sony / Columbia
8And So It Goes$138,56347%362-749$383$14,224,2124Clarius Entertainment
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$101,22855%223-4$454$232,406,62813Fox
1022 Jump Street$100,43134%172-141$584$189,885,32510Sony / Columbia
11Tammy$92,70531%276-274$336$83,092,1007Warner Bros. / New Line
12Edge of Tomorrow$88,54938%261-4$339$99,633,68811Warner Bros.
13Transformers: Age of Extinction$87,77061%206-374$426$243,279,1678Paramount
14The Fault in Our Stars$75,13330%206-17$365$124,129,94511Fox
15Chef$75,11277%122-120$616$29,245,36915Open Road
16Earth to Echo$38,90860%154-63$253$37,643,7317Relativity Media
17Godzilla (2014)$33,37661%118-60$283$200,560,71614Warner Bros.
18Blended$29,59459%111-33$267$46,190,97513Warner Bros.
19Rio 2$29,40564%128-38$230$131,394,78319Fox
20Neighbors (2014)$27,08050%106-33$255$150,036,94515Universal
21Jersey Boys$25,94747%115-35$226$46,603,6089Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$58,18323%410$1,419$6,079,39720Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Yves Saint Laurent$43,90246%1812$2,439$354,6058Weinstein Company
3Think Like a Man Too$29,22050%9362$314$65,160,8179Sony / Screen Gems
4Begin Again$25,18366%62-183$406$14,440,3678Weinstein Company
5Snowpiercer$17,44434%42-29$415$4,363,1308RADiUS-TWC
6The Fluffy Movie$16,56242%51-105$325$2,773,2054Open Road
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$15,24956%77-27$198$202,842,10716Sony / Columbia
8Wish I Was Here$11,67530%54-148$216$3,528,2425Focus
9The Grand Seduction$10,20649%25-8$408$3,321,12312eOne Films US
10America (2014)$8,31454%62-59$134$14,370,4098Lionsgate
11Kick$8,17340%16-58$511$2,453,7594UTV Motion Pictures
12Words and Pictures$2,75253%153$183$2,163,76513Roadside Attractions
13I Origins$1,22256%13-75$94$333,7685Fox Searchlight
14The LEGO Movie$1,1385%15-2$76$257,742,75228Warner Bros.
15Jake Squared$832102%10--$83$1,2431Freestyle Releasing
16Fed Up$74511%53$149$1,536,79915RADiUS-TWC
17Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$14514%2-1$73$212,48611RADiUS-TWC