“Straight Outta Compton” Tops Box Office In Second Weekend

By Staff  |  08/24/2015

Straight Outta Compton (Red Band Trailer)

Straight Outta Compton continued its reign at the top of the box office this weekend, beating out a trio of new releases.

The N.W.A. biopic earned $26.7 million in its second weekend, raising its two-week domestic haul to over $111. 4 million to date.

As for new releases, the horror sequel Sinister 2 was the top film, opening with an estimated $10.6 million -- well below the $18 million the 2012 original debuted with, allowing it to take third place. Fox's assassin thriller, Hitman: Agent 47, landed in fourth with $8.2 million to start... in the second attempt in eight years to adapt the popular video game. And finally, Lionsgate's stoner action-comedy American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, flopped, debuting at #6 with $5.5 million.

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation held down the #2 spot with $11.7 million in its fourth weekend of release, while The Man From U.N.C.L.E. closed out the top 5 with $7.4 million.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of the Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan action flick No Escape and the Zac Efron drama We Are Friends.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Straight Outta Compton," $26.7 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.
6. "American Ultra," $5.5 million.
7. "The Gift," $4.3 million.
8. "Ant-Man," $4 million.
9. "Minions," $3.7 million.
10. "Fantastic Four," $3.6 million.