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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
199235 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1992$34,455,666-17%$39,403,024-25%Honeymoon in Vegas
200835 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2008$68,518,227-25%$98,250,176-17%Tropic Thunder
198735 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1987$32,650,971-6%$38,723,976-16%Stakeout
199535 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1995$49,133,856-12%$67,465,521-13%Mortal Kombat
201435 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2014$82,775,516-3%$109,332,503-13%Guardians of the Galaxy
199835 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1998$54,769,608-10%$70,456,190-11%Blade
200535 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2005$73,417,566-7%$93,806,756-10%Transporter 2
200435 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2004$78,792,239-3%$103,937,512-9%Hero (2002)
201035 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2010$87,206,831-17%$114,813,208-8%Takers
201135 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2011$76,554,062-12%$107,155,861-7%The Help
199135 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1991$41,478,692-1%$52,377,453-6%Dead Again
198535 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1985$36,335,209-11%$46,449,252-5%Back to the Future
201235 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2012$78,981,6703%$104,295,922-3%The Possession
199035 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1990$41,963,343-6%$55,745,866-2%Ghost
200235 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2002$72,713,544-2%$102,279,604-1%Signs
198635 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1986$34,645,277-5%$45,860,165-1%Stand by Me
200035 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2000$63,381,525-10%$98,301,3824%Bring It On
200135 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2001$73,873,39517%$103,630,7155%Jeepers Creepers
199735 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1997$60,548,3828%$79,219,3547%G.I. Jane
200635 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2006$70,731,593-4%$102,756,37110%Invincible (2006)
199635 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1996$56,195,76914%$74,153,75710%The Crow: City of Angels
200335 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2003$81,522,60912%$113,645,65411%Jeepers Creepers II
200735 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2007$91,745,67130%$118,509,96015%Halloween (2007)
198435 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1984$40,635,36112%$49,007,90916%Tightrope
198835 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 1988$36,449,53012%$45,965,69519%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
201335 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2013$84,942,9728%$125,031,93220%One Direction: This Is Us
198335 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1983$36,378,99531%$42,297,32921%Mr. Mom
198935 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1989$44,639,42122%$56,602,06623%Uncle Buck
200935 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 2009$105,326,41954%$125,019,81227%The Final Destination
199935 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1999$70,233,39628%$94,209,45734%The Sixth Sense
199435 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1994$55,842,11825%$77,719,65538%Forrest Gump
199335 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1993$44,770,14130%$56,124,10642%The Fugitive (1993)