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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,021,667-41%Furious 7
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
34 (Aug 21 - Aug 23)$85,356,247-34%$106,565,489-28%Straight Outta Compton
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,850,489-26%Jurassic World
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,303,240-26%Inside Out (2015)
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 26)$138,375,788-23%$151,032,829-22%Ant-Man
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,224,038-16%Tomorrowland
32 (Aug 07 - Aug 09)$113,252,833-17%$132,026,560-10%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,635,116-10%Ant-Man
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,462,469-10%San Andreas
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,521,168-4%Spy (2015)
31 (Jul 31 - Aug 02)$136,167,805-2%$146,276,435-3%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
33 (Aug 14 - Aug 16)$129,704,20915%$148,067,65012%Straight Outta Compton
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,830,88740%Pitch Perfect 2
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,566,41659%Minions
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,574,516106%Jurassic World
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,805,469140%Avengers: Age of Ultron