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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 08)$158,779,270--$197,500,000--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 26)$133,887,251-49%$155,621,000-47%Fifty Shades of Grey
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 16)$154,536,713-48%$165,510,000-47%Furious 7
19 (May 08 - May 14)$152,103,636-46%$168,205,000-42%Avengers: Age of Ultron
35 (Aug 28 - Sep 03)$69,075,572-41%$95,795,000-37%Straight Outta Compton
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 05)$105,952,245-38%$136,360,000-32%American Sniper
34 (Aug 21 - Aug 27)$118,033,861-37%$150,940,000-31%Straight Outta Compton
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 29)$171,072,263-35%$201,745,000-32%American Sniper
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 09)$205,642,542-29%$221,107,000-28%Inside Out (2015)
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 30)$100,386,468-27%$122,808,000-20%Furious 7
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 30)$211,744,810-19%$234,290,000-18%Ant-Man
32 (Aug 07 - Aug 13)$166,668,244-19%$198,143,000-13%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
26 (Jun 26 - Jul 02)$287,936,011-16%$309,185,000-14%Inside Out (2015)
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 05)$113,387,472-15%$137,437,000-12%Focus (2015)
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 15)$134,822,729-15%$165,405,000-16%Taken 3
22 (May 29 - Jun 04)$185,017,929-14%$197,829,000-14%San Andreas
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 12)$97,655,510-14%$121,566,000-12%CHAPPiE
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 23)$262,801,307-12%$286,587,000-10%Ant-Man
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 23)$137,709,353-11%$153,605,000-7%Furious 7
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 25)$344,772,333-10%$359,502,000-9%Jurassic World
21 (May 22 - May 28)$215,630,716-7%$231,365,000-5%Tomorrowland
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 11)$172,965,917-7%$187,974,000-5%Spy (2015)
31 (Jul 31 - Aug 06)$206,831,051-2%$227,968,000-3%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 26)$150,960,533-2%$170,300,000-3%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
33 (Aug 14 - Aug 20)$188,060,30413%$217,221,00010%Straight Outta Compton
13 (Mar 27 - Apr 02)$187,867,29824%$203,090,00019%Home (2015)
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 16)$298,663,19045%$316,839,00043%Minions
20 (May 15 - May 21)$230,707,68152%$242,798,00044%Pitch Perfect 2
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 12)$161,550,81852%$188,031,00038%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 19)$153,927,89458%$176,311,00045%Cinderella (2015)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 09)$297,672,17658%$309,875,00053%Furious 7
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 19)$264,466,42364%$291,073,00055%Fifty Shades of Grey
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 22)$262,550,54595%$297,290,00080%American Sniper
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 18)$381,393,882121%$393,841,000110%Jurassic World
18 (May 01 - May 07)$279,356,630178%$292,377,000138%Avengers: Age of Ultron