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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
35 (Aug 28 - Aug 30)$63,160,916-26%$87,653,267-18%Straight Outta Compton
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
34 (Aug 21 - Aug 23)$85,356,247-34%$106,563,361-28%Straight Outta Compton
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
32 (Aug 07 - Aug 09)$113,252,833-17%$132,026,560-10%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,526,447-4%Spy (2015)
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,021,667-41%Furious 7
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,303,240-26%Inside Out (2015)
33 (Aug 14 - Aug 16)$129,704,20915%$148,067,65012%Straight Outta Compton
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,466,031-10%San Andreas
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
31 (Jul 31 - Aug 02)$136,167,805-2%$146,276,435-3%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
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
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,230,052-16%Tomorrowland
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,850,489-26%Jurassic World
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,839,13640%Pitch Perfect 2
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,635,116-10%Ant-Man
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,566,41659%Minions
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,805,469140%Avengers: Age of Ultron
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,576,860106%Jurassic World