Weekend Box Office
Straight Outta Compton went straight to the top of the box office with a gross of $56,100,000. Surprise! People like it when movies with people of color are in lead roles. It also helps that everyone with a good sense of music likes N.W.A., allowing Universal Pictures continues to dominate the year at the box office.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hit the most minor drop with 40.4% taking in $17,000,000 for its third week in theaters. The world still needs to make up for not watching Edge of Tomorrow in theaters, but this is a good start.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens to a disappointing $13,535,000. Henry Cavill still has Superman, and Armie Hammer almost had Batman back in the day. Maybe someone should send Hammer a letter of condolence.
Fantastic Four is beyond saving making only $8 million in its second week, and dropping by a terrifying 68.9%, begging the question once more of when 20th Centur Fox will finally cede the rights to the franchise back to Marvel Studios.
Joel Edgerton’s The Gift continues to make waves just holding on to the top five at the box office with $6.5 million. Edgerton’s directorial debut suffered the second lowest drop in the top five with only 45.2%
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. brought in another disappointing $12 million in over 20 international markets. It only opened in third place in its pivotal United Kingdom market.
Fantastic Four continues to struggle only grossing a total of $59 million. However, Mexico treated the walking disaster kindly by keeping it in the number one spot with $1.77 million.
Straight Outta Compton‘s domestic debut is going well enough (it’s the #1 opening for an R rated August movie) and doubled estimations in the Caribbean markets with $32 million.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation grossed another $46 million in international markets for a total of $235.3 million.
We all know what’s going to continue winning the box office.
1.) Straight Outta Compton
2.) Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
3.) Sinister 2
4.) American Ultra
5.) Hitman: Agent 47