Grosses

'Straight Outa Compton' Leads Thursday with $1.94M; 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' #2 with $1.02M; 'No Escape' #3 with $0.88MAugust 28, 2015 01:22 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Straight Outta Compton took in $1.94 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th straight day. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic fell 8 percent from Wednesday and 57 percent from last Thursday. Straight Outta Compton was the week's top film with a weekly take of $36.16 million. The film was down 57 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a very impressive $120.89 million in two weeks. That places Straight Outta Compton 50 percent ahead of the $80.66 million two-week take of last year's Ride Along.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was up one spot from Wednesday to take second on Thursday with $1.02 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise from Paramount was down a very slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. Rogue Nation placed in second for the week with $16.02 million. The film was down 36 percent from the previous week and has grossed a healthy $162.09 million in four weeks.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape was down one spot to land in third with $0.882 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell fell 25 percent from its opening day take on Wednesday. No Escape has grossed $2.06 million during its first two days of release. That places the film 22 percent ahead of the $1.69 million two-day midweek start of last year's The November Man (which fell just 4 percent on its first Thursday to gross $0.830 million).

Warner's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. held steady in fourth place with $0.683 million. The Guy Ritchie directed spy comedy declined just 2 percent from Wednesday and a respectable 42 percent from last Thursday. The film took fifth place for the week with $10.49 million. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was down 45 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a soft $29.71 million in two weeks.

Focus' Sinister 2 grossed $0.658 million to remain in fifth. The low-budget horror sequel from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions was down 4 percent from Wednesday. Sinister 2 was off to a softer than expected seven-day start of $13.20 million this week. That placed the film in third for the frame and was a lackluster 42 percent softer than the $22.92 million one-week take of 2012's Sinister.

Hitman: Agent 47 followed in sixth place with $0.614 million. The video game based action film from Fox also declined 4 percent from Wednesday. Hitman: Agent 47 took fourth place for the week with a seven-day start of $11.42 million. That was on the very low end of the film's modest expectations and places the film a disappointing 50 percent behind the $22.96 million seven-day take of 2007's Hitman.

Lionsgate's American Ultra landed in seventh with $0.452 million. The action comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg fell 3 percent from the previous day. American Ultra finished in sixth place for the week with a seven-day start of just $7.69 million. That was below the film's already modest expectations and was 4 percent below the $8.02 million first week take of 2009's Adventureland.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$95,000,000--4,080--$23,284$95,000,0001Disney
2Lucy$18,100,000-59%3,20229$5,653$79,387,3852Universal
3Get On Up$14,900,000--2,468--$6,037$14,900,0001Universal
4Hercules (2014)$10,000,000-66%3,5950$2,782$51,648,0482Paramount
5Dawn of the Planet of the Apes$8,500,000-49%3,283-385$2,589$189,129,6734Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,600,000-31%3,241-598$2,036$47,772,2063Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$5,400,000-48%2,656-200$2,033$62,810,9753Universal
8Sex Tape$3,500,000-42%2,500-562$1,400$33,858,4643Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$3,250,000-30%1,81654$1,790$10,378,7832Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,160,000-54%1,732-744$1,247$241,125,9156Paramount
11Tammy$1,500,000-57%1,415-1147$1,060$81,462,7055Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,200,000-46%861-497$1,394$168,554,0578Fox / DreamWorks Animation
222 Jump Street$1,200,000-54%828-785$1,449$188,461,0828Sony / Columbia
3Maleficent$1,180,000-36%681-396$1,733$234,648,13110Disney
4Begin Again$650,000-59%727-517$894$13,737,3376Weinstein Company
5Chef$650,000-15%350-55$1,857$28,302,46913Open Road
6The Fluffy Movie$450,000-66%4320$1,042$2,289,9522Open Road
7America (2014)$350,000-61%478-282$732$14,070,0436Lionsgate
8The Fault in Our Stars$300,000-38%282-105$1,064$123,386,7389Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$200,000-49%190-99$1,053$231,709,25311Fox
10I Origins$70,000-9%12246$574$236,1203Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Calvary$70,000--4--$17,500$70,0001Fox Searchlight