'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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Aug 27Thu239$7,350,532-37%$9,363,879Straight Outta Compton
Aug 26Wed238$7,973,946-39%$10,104,258Straight Outta Compton
Aug 25Tue237$10,631,915-42%$13,126,211Straight Outta Compton
Aug 24Mon236$8,381,960-46%$10,320,547Straight Outta Compton
Aug 23Sun235$23,126,395-37%$28,304,545Straight Outta Compton
Aug 22Sat234$33,873,694-29%$41,788,570Straight Outta Compton
Aug 21Fri233$28,356,158-37%$33,781,748Straight Outta Compton
Aug 20Thu232$11,694,14015%$13,607,441Straight Outta Compton
Aug 19Wed231$12,974,91112%$15,044,989Straight Outta Compton
Aug 18Tue230$18,224,638-3%$20,960,695Straight Outta Compton
Aug 17Mon229$15,509,72517%$17,699,937Straight Outta Compton
Aug 16Sun228$36,551,28417%$41,302,988Straight Outta Compton
Aug 15Sat227$47,913,0888%$54,419,303Straight Outta Compton
Aug 14Fri226$45,239,83719%$49,677,958Straight Outta Compton
Aug 13Thu225$10,150,484-30%$11,883,696Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 12Wed224$11,612,054-32%$14,026,554Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 11Tue223$18,769,989-18%$22,486,831Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 10Mon222$13,261,263-30%$15,611,661Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 09Sun221$31,222,435-22%$35,622,013Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 08Sat220$44,160,194-14%$51,161,128Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 07Fri219$37,877,853-15%$42,103,228Fantastic Four (2015)
Aug 06Thu218$14,420,908-16%$15,977,220Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 05Wed217$17,174,321-11%$19,255,618Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 04Tue216$22,973,3304%$24,709,085Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 03Mon215$18,968,5496%$19,972,931Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 02Sun214$40,092,4710%$42,204,181Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Aug 01Sat213$51,523,9880%$54,425,460Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation