Straight Outta Compton tops American Ultra, Sinister 2 at box-office
It was another upset at the box-office this weekend with three new films failing to take the top two spots at this week’s domestic box-office.
In the number-one spot for the second week in a row was Universal Pictures’ “Straight Outta Compton” film. The popular movie brought in another $26.8M this weekend and has now made approximately $111.5M since it was released last week. “Straight Outta Compton” was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.
“Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” took second-place overall on the domestic box-office charts with $11.7M across 3,442 locations. The film has now earned over $157M since its release earlier this summer. The film was directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner.
Out of three major releases that hit theaters this weekend “Sinister 2” from Focus Features did the best and landed in third-place overall. The horror-thriller brought in a little over $10.6M this weekend across the country. The latest installment to the popular franchise was directed by Ciarán Foy and stars James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon and Robert Daniel Sloan.
Also debuting this weekend was “Hitman: Agent 47” from 20th Century Fox. The action-film, which is based on a popular video-game franchise, made $8.2M this weekend to secure the number-three spot on the domestic box-office charts. The film was directed by Aleksander Bach and stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto.
The Warner Bros. Pictures action-film “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” rounds-out the top-five this weekend, the film made $7.4M across the country. The movie has now earned a little over $26.6M since it’s summer release-date.
Failing to break the top-five on it’s opening weekend was the highly-anticipated action-comedy “American Ultra” from Lionsgate. The film only managed to make $5.5M this weekend, despite opening in an estimated 2,778 locations. The action-comedy was directed by Nima Nourizadeh, working off a script written by Max Landis. Among the high-profile cast that stars in the film are Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Connie Britton.