Weekend Box Office: ‘Compton’ Three-peats; ‘War Room’ Tops Newbies

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is on top for the third consecutive weekend with $13.2 million from 3,142 theaters after losing out to War Room on Friday.

Compton is now the most successful musical biography of all time, topping the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line ($119.5) as well as 2002’s 8 Mile ($116.7), starring the rapper Eminem.

The faith-based War Room was the top new release of the weekend, earning $11 million from a small footprint of 1,135 locations. Alex Kendrick’s religious melodrama more than tripled its production budget in a single weekend.

The next new release No Escape opened in fourth place with an estimated $8.29 million from 3,355 locations. The Owen Wilson starring action thriller has earned $10.2 million since debuting on Wednesday. The film was criticized by some critics for being retrograde in its depiction of a developing country’s culture and politics

Elsewhere, the Zac Efron starrer We Are Your Friends debuted to a dismal $1.8 million from 2,333 locations, which is the lowest opening for a major studio release this summer.

Check out the Rentrak top-ten list based on studio estimates:

The Rentrak Top Ten

Next week Nick Nolte and Robert Redford take A Walk in the Woods and newcomer Ed Skrein takes on the iconic role of Frank Martin in The Transporter Refueled.