‘Straight Outta Compton’ tops the box office for the second weekend

August 24, 2015, 1:18 AM UTC
"Straight Outta Compton" New York Screening
Ice Cube (left) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. attend the 'Straight Outta Compton' New York screening in New York City.
Photograph by Johnny Nunez — Getty Images

By Devan Coggan, EntertainmentWeekly.com

After its record-breaking debut last weekend, Straight Outta Compton once again topped the box office, bringing in an estimated $26.8 million and handily beating this weekend’s three other new releases.

The N.W.A. biopic opened to an enormous $60.2 million last weekend, and 10 days after its release, Compton has already grossed more than $111 million domestically. Compton was actually one of two Universal movies to cross that milestone this weekend, as Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck also hit the $100 million mark. That brings Universal’s total number of $100+ million films to seven this year.

But while Straight Outta Compton held up well in its second weekend, the trio of newcomers fell flat, and all three performed under expectations. Sinister 2 did the best out of the three, opening to $10.6 million, but that’s still under initial expectations of $14 to $16 million — and well under the $18 million that the first Sinister opened to in 2012. The sequel’s debut wasn’t enough to secure second place; instead, that went to Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which earned $11.7 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its domestic total to just shy of $160 million.


The action flick Hitman: Agent 47 also failed to live up to its predecessor. Even though it was expected to debut around $10 to $12 million, Agent 47 didn’t even reach double digits, opening instead at $8.2 million. Fox’s adaptation of the Hitman video game series stars Rupert Friend, and the first Hitman, starring Timothy Olyphant, opened to $13.2 million in 2007.

And the weekend’s final new release, American Ultra, only opened to $5.5 million, falling short of the top five. The stoner action-comedy from Lionsgate, which opened in sixth place, was expected to debut between $6 and $8 million. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. took American Ultra’s spot instead, holding up better than expected after its disappointing debut last weekend. U.N.C.L.E. brought in $7.4 million, dropping 45 percent in its second weekend, and its domestic total is now at $26.6 million.

Here are this weekend’s top five at the box office:

1. Straight Outta Compton — $26.8 million
2. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — $11.7 million
3. Sinister 2 — $10.6 million
4. Hitman: Agent 47 — $8.2 million
5. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. — $7.4 million

This story was originally published on EntertainmentWeekly.com

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