Grosses

'Straight Outta Compton' Remains #1 on Tuesday with $1.49M; 'War Room' Stays Strong in Second with $1.22MSeptember 02, 2015 01:00 PM

by Daniel Garris

Straight Outta Compton grossed $1.49 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The successful F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic from Universal has led the daily box office for 18 of the past 19 days. Straight Outta Compton was up 12 percent over Monday and down a sizable 51 percent from last Tuesday. The film continues to impress in a big way with a 19-day take of $136.85 million. That places Straight Outta Compton a strong 45 percent ahead of the $94.32 million 19-day gross of last year's Ride Along.

Sony's War Room held steady in second place with $1.22 million. The low-budget Kendrick Brothers produced faith based film from TriStar and AFFIRM Films was up a very solid 27 percent over Monday's performance. War Room is playing in a modest 1,135 locations, which gave the film a healthy per-location average of $1,078 for the day. War Room is outpacing expectations with a five-day start of $13.54 million and is running a strong 32 percent ahead of the $10.26 million five-day take of 2011's Courageous.

The Weinstein Company's No Escape was up one spot and a strong 42.5 percent over Monday to move into third on Tuesday with $0.982 million. The action thriller starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell has grossed $11.84 million through its first week of release. That is in line with the film's modest expectations and places the film 6 percent behind the $12.63 million seven-day start of last year's The November Man (which had the added advantage of opening over Labor Day weekend).

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was down one spot from Monday to place in fourth with $0.892 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise increased 23 percent over Monday and decreased 39 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to strong holding power throughout its run, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has grossed a very healthy $171.86 million in 33 days.

Meanwhile, We Are Your Friends continued to under-perform in a big way with a daily take of just $243,811. The low budget Zac Efron led drama from Warner Bros. was up 20 percent from Monday and placed in 14th for the day. We Are Your Friends has grossed an anemic $2.22 million in five days and will obviously fade away from theatres very quickly.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200135 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)$33,125,120-44%$136,626,00012%American Pie 2
201535 (Aug 28 - Sep 03)$76,427,616-38%$105,677,000-35%Straight Outta Compton
200035 (Sep 01 - Sep 07)$59,326,643-30%$121,726,000--Bring It On
200835 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$95,916,740-26%$142,860,000-15%Tropic Thunder
201035 (Aug 27 - Sep 02)$116,285,931-16%$157,732,000-5%Takers
200435 (Aug 27 - Sep 02)$104,640,159-5%$140,393,000-8%Hero (2002)
200635 (Sep 01 - Sep 07)$100,952,962-4%$147,032,0009%Invincible (2006)
201435 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-2%$163,515,000-12%Guardians of the Galaxy
201235 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)$113,510,874-1%$156,101,000-3%The Possession
201135 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)$114,907,250-1%$161,643,0002%The Help
200535 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)$104,811,3910%$134,572,000-4%Transporter 2
201335 (Aug 30 - Sep 05)$125,742,25211%$186,063,00019%Lee Daniels' The Butler
200335 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$110,567,12515%$152,839,00015%Jeepers Creepers II
200735 (Aug 31 - Sep 06)$129,415,61428%$169,050,00015%Halloween (2007)
200935 (Aug 28 - Sep 03)$138,567,57344%$166,384,00016%The Final Destination
200235 (Aug 30 - Sep 05)$96,510,151191%$132,901,000-3%Signs