Weekend Box Office

Straight Outta Compton held strong in its third week of release, grossing $13.13 million. It’s the fourth film to be able to hold the #1 spot at the box office for three straight weeks, following American Sniper in January and its Universal Pictures relatives, Furious 7 and Jurassic World. The film has grossed a total of $134.02 million domestically.

War Room exceeded expectations, coming in at 2nd place with $11.35 million. The Christian drama film directed by Alex Kendrick opened 20% higher than the $9.11 opening of his previous film, Courageous, back in 2011.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, still in the top 3 after a month of release, grossed $8.16 million. The film has grossed a total of $170.24 million in its first month of release domestically.

Trailing M:I by just a hair, No Escape opened to $8.11 million this weekend. Despite receiving mixed reviews form critics, the film managed to open in line with its pre-release expectations. The film has grossed $10.17 million domestically since its release on Wednesday.

Also, Sinister 2 brought in $4.66 million this weekend.

You don’t get to $500 million without making a few enemies. Or in We Are Your Friends’ case, “you don’t get to $5.00 million without an audience.” The DJ film bombed, opening to $1.77 million, the 4th worst opening for a wide release film. A weak showing for Zac Efron, as the film opened 96% below the $49 million opening of his previous hit Neighbors. Only his upcoming releases will tell if he is a dependent lead, financially.

Overseas Numbers

Arnold is back, as Terminator: Genisys is back at the #1 spot in the international market, thanks again to China earning $23.4 million for them. Its total worldwide gross is now at $409.484 million. I’m crying.

Breaking Records

We, as a species of Earth, have brought the film Minions to the club of films that have grossed $1 billion dollars at the box office. The film crossed it this weekend when it opened in Italy to $8.5 million (highest ever for an animated film in that country). The film’s worldwide total is now at $1.02 billion. Is it time to start calling them Binions?

Prediction Time

Goodbye, Summer movie season.

  1. Straight Outta Compton
  2. War Room
  3. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  4. No Escape
  5. The Transporter: Refueled

Featured Image: Universal Pictures