Straight Outta Compton won the US box office yet again this weekend, marking it the 3rd weekend in a row the N.W.A. biopic has claimed the top spot.
The film grossed $13.2 million domestically playing in 3,142 theaters, which is down by 49.8% of its total last week. This brings the worldwide total to an impressive $140 million.
Zac Efron’s We Are Your Friends only grossed $1.8 million this weekend, opening in 2,333 theaters across the United States. This is looking to be one of the biggest flops in recent memory. With a $6 million budget, it is unsure if the film will make its money back.
Coming in second in its first weekend is War Room, with $11 million. War Room is a war drama surrounding the faith held during wartime. The film’s budget is about $3 million, marking its opening weekend as a big success, largely thanks to the Christian crowds this film is aimed at.
The top ten films this weekend are as follows (thanks Box Office Mojo).
- Straight Outta Compton- $13.2 million
- War Room- $11 million
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation- $8.3 million
- No Escape- $8.28 million
- Sinister 2- $4.65 million
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.- $4.41 million
- Hitman: Agent 47- $3.850 million
- The Gift- $3.134 million
- Jurassic World- $3.120 million
- Ant-Man- $3.054 million
A closer look at this weekend’s box office provides several interesting talking points.
Marvel’s Ant-Man continues to show the studio’s, as well as the brand’s, almost guarantee success at the box office. This past weekend brings its worldwide total to $365.7 million.
It continues to be a banner year for Universal Pictures. Minions, Furious 7, and Jurassic World, all distributed by the company, have all crossed the $1 billion worldwide mark.
Sinister 2 and The Gift are both horror and psychological thrillers that have grossed well past their respective budgets. While Sinister 2 isn’t very well received, Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut in The Gift has grossed $38.5 million worldwide against a production budget of around $5 million.
Finally, Hitman: Agent 47’s negative reviews and subpar box office performance have once again proved how difficult it can be to transfer an object in an interactive medium, such as video games, into the more passive experience of watching a film.
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