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.

Weekend domestic gross

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