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.

Weekly domestic gross

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