“Straight Outta Compton” Stomps Box Office WIth $56M Debut

By Staff  |  08/17/2015

Straight Outta Compton

Compton was represented at the box office this weekend, as Straight Outta Compton topped all films.

The N.W.A. biopic debuted with $56.1 million, easily dethroning last weekend's top film, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. It documented the rise of the influential rap group and cost just $29 million to produce.

N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube served as producers on the film, which stars Ice Cube's real son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father. Dre also released the companion album called Compton -- his first new album in 16 years.

The weekend's other wide release was the Warner Bros. PG-13-rated adaptation of the 1960s television series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. It debuted in third with just $13.5 million.

Mission: Impossible landed in second with $17 million, Fantastic Four came in fourth with $8 million and The Gift closed out the top 5 with $6.5 million.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of the Lionsgate action-comedy American Ultra; the action Hitman: Agent 47, an adaptation of the popular video game series; and the horror flick, Sinister 2.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Straight Outta Compton," $56.1 million ($15,000 international).
2. "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," $17 million ($46.1 million international).
3. "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," $13.5 million ($12 million international).
4. "Fantastic Four," $8 million ($16.2 million international).
5. "The Gift," $6.5 million ($717,800 international).
6. "Ant-Man," $5.5 million ($5.6 million international).
7. "Vacation," $5.3 million ($1.9 million international).
8. "Minions," $5.2 million ($15 million international).
9. "Ricki and the Flash," $4.6 million.
10. "Trainwreck," $3.8 million ($6.2 million international).