Weekend Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Wins Again

Weekend Box Office

Just as I predicted last week, none of new films are looking like legitimate competition for Straight Outta Compton to take top spot again.

The N.W.A. biopic from Comcast Corp.’s Universal Studios earned $26.8 million in its second weekend with this weekend’s three new releases falling flat at the domestic box office.

The R-rated Jason Blum horror flick Sinister 2 did the best of the newcomers, taking third with an underwhelming $10.6 million, behind Paramount‘s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation starring Tom Cruise, which remained in second place with $11.7 million, according to Rentrak.

In the weekend’s fourth spot was 20th Century Fox‘s Hitman: Agent 47, starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware. The video-game-based action flick opened with $8.2 million in 3,261 theaters.

Guy Ritchie’s period spy flick The Man from U.N.C.L.E. rounded out the top five, adding another $7.4 million in its second weekend to bring its total gross to $26.6 million.

The Lionsgate action-comedy American Ultra, the third new offering this weekend, fell to sixth. The film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart garnered $5.5 million in 2,778 theaters. For me, the one that did the worst of the new releases was the best. Here’s the Rentrak top-ten list based on studio estimates:

Rentrak August 23rd

Next weekend sees the release of Zac Efron’s EDM movie We Are Your Friends, the faith-based War Room, and the Owen Wilson starring action thriller No Escape, which leaves plenty of room for Compton to squeeze out its third victory in a row.