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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200036 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 2000$41,680,662-41%$60,832,300-37%The Watcher
198336 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 1983$21,211,110-38%$22,942,548-51%Mr. Mom
199436 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 1994$32,859,150-33%$40,233,827-38%Forrest Gump
198936 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 1989$29,177,034-32%$35,326,877-36%Uncle Buck
200636 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 2006$48,920,713-31%$71,592,903-17%The Covenant
200836 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 2008$46,354,260-25%$68,008,647-15%Bangkok Dangerous
201236 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 2012$46,747,004-23%$67,501,341-17%The Possession
201436 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 2014$48,083,368-22%$65,655,749-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
201136 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 2011$60,588,164-19%$81,702,516-22%Contagion
200336 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 2003$46,162,888-17%$67,622,704-6%Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
198536 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 1985$20,928,090-12%$22,944,120-17%Back to the Future
199036 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 1990$26,610,869-9%$33,560,159-5%Ghost
199136 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 1991$24,587,192-8%$27,446,324-18%Dead Again
200236 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 2002$55,778,861-3%$72,100,453-5%SwimFan
201036 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 2010$74,512,580-2%$105,103,8877%The American
200536 (Sep 09 - Sep 11) - 2005$70,605,6620%$86,589,951-21%The Exorcism of Emily Rose
198636 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 1986$21,635,9843%$24,076,9775%Stand by Me
199536 (Sep 08 - Sep 10) - 1995$34,269,1444%$44,790,18011%To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
199636 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 1996$35,811,9565%$42,145,428-6%Bulletproof
199736 (Sep 05 - Sep 07) - 1997$37,641,9425%$45,631,3108%Fire Down Below
198836 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1988$42,965,50511%$55,423,00521%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
198436 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 1984$23,748,20512%$27,616,19920%Tightrope
200736 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 2007$61,436,31526%$79,640,75811%3:10 to Yuma (2007)
199936 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 1999$70,129,20732%$96,972,68030%The Sixth Sense
201336 (Sep 06 - Sep 08) - 2013$61,672,74532%$84,943,62926%Riddick
200136 (Sep 07 - Sep 09) - 2001$57,243,10737%$75,712,76424%The Musketeer
199336 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 1993$48,974,71840%$64,375,63351%The Fugitive (1993)
199836 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 1998$53,181,08741%$74,405,49963%Saving Private Ryan
199236 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 1992$35,105,78343%$42,770,73856%Honeymoon in Vegas
200436 (Sep 03 - Sep 05) - 2004$70,400,04953%$109,376,58462%Hero (2002)
200936 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 2009$76,384,65565%$97,868,92444%The Final Destination
198736 (Sep 04 - Sep 06) - 1987$38,661,85179%$45,680,05290%Stakeout