Straight Outta Compton remains ahead as War Room leads new releases
It was a slow week at the domestic box-office, with only one major-release hitting movie-theaters this week. Despite the new release, former releases and a relatively small-opener managed to take the second-place.
For the third-week in a row “Straight Outta Compton” from Universal Pictures took the top-spot at the domestic box-office. The film was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. “Straight Outta Compton” managed to take the top-spot this week with $13.2M across 3,142 screens.
The big surprise this week was “War Room,” from Sony Pictures, which took second place overall. “War Room” made an estimated $11M during its debut weekend in theaters, opening across an estimated 1,135 screens.
The film follows a religious and seemingly perfect family as they look to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman. The film was directed by Alex Kendrick, who co-wrote the film with Stephen Kendrick. The film stars Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Karen Abercrombie.
In third-place this weekend was “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” from Paramount Pictures. The action-film took in another $8.3M across the country, raising the film’s domestic total to just over $170.3M since its release. Christopher McQuarrie directed the film, which stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner.
“No Escape” was one of the only new releases opening this weekend and certainly the front-runner for this weeks’ debut. The film, from The Weinstein Company, earned an estimated $8.3M across 3,355 screes. The film was directed by John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the film with Drew Dowdle. Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson star in the film.
Rounding-out the top-five this weekend was the horror-film “Sinister 2,” from Focus Features. The thriller earned an additional $4.65M at the domestic box-office. The film stars James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon and Robert Daniel and was directed by Ciarán Foy.