Straight Outta Compton leads box-office weekend with $56M
Universal Pictures scored another major win this weekend at the box-office with the release of “Straight Outta Compton”. The film earned an amazing $56M at the domestic box-office over the weekend, opening across 2,757 screen. The bio-drama follows the group NWA as they emerge from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. The film was directed by F. Gary Gary and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Neil Brown Jr.
Paramount Pictures’ latest ‘Mission Impossible’ installment managed to hang-on the second-place this weekend. “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” earned $17, at the box-office, raising the domestic total to $138.1M domestically.
Taking third-place and also making its weekend debut was the action-adventure film “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film didn’t manage to beat-out “Mission Impossible 5,” even though that film has been out for three-weeks at this point. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” did bring in a little over $13.5M domestically across 3,638 screens.
The movie is a film-adaptation of the popular series, based in the early 1960s. The story follows CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin as they participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. The film comes from popular director Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki.
In fourth-place this week was the disappointing “Fantastic Four” reboot from 20th Century Fox. The film earned an additional $8M across 4,004 screens. The comic-book themed film now sits at just under $42M since it’s summer release.
Rounding-out the top-five for the weekend is “The Gift” from STX Entertainment. The mystery-thriller tells the story of a young married couple. The duo’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. The film was directed by Joel Edgerton, who stars in the film alongside Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Allison Tolman. The film earned $6.5M this weekend and now sits at $23.6M domestically.