Straight Outta Compton had an easy ride to the top spot this weekend, and crossed the $100 million milestone in its second week, along with Trainwreck, which did so after a month in release, making that two more films to hit the $100 million marker for Universal in its amazing year at the box office. Compton pulled in $26 million in an otherwise slow week, as all three of the new releases underperformed, confirming that summer season is officially over, at least at the box office. Sinister 2 and Hitman: Agent 47 both opened below their predecessors, with $10 and $8 million respectively, while American Ultra couldn't even crack the top five, earning just $5.5 million on top of mixed-negative reviews.
Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation held onto second place with another $11 million for the weekend, bringing its new total to $160 million, while The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stayed in the top five despite its weak opening last weekend, dropping 45% for $7 million and a domestic total of $26 million. It will be labeled a failure, since it cost about $75 million to produce (Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill just can't catch a break, can they?). Welcome to the summer doldrums, everyone.
- Straight Outta Compton- $26.8 million
- Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation- $11.7 million
- Sinister 2- $10.6 million
- Hitman: Agent 47- $8.1 million
- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.- $7.4 million
In limited release, Lily Tomlin's Grandma opened strong, for $120k on 4 screens. That's a per theater average of about $30k, which is good news for Tomlin's potential Oscar bid. The movie got strong reviews as well, so if it can be an indie hit and she's willing to campaign for it, I think she stands a great chance at a nomination, which would be her second one ever, if you can believe it, after 1975's supporting nod for Nashville. Next week is bound to be another slow one, with Zac Efron's We Are Friends opening, along with Owen Wilson's No Escape and Margot Robbie in Z for Zachariah. Could Compton be No. 1 for three weeks in a row? Looks like it. See you then.