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August 17 2015

Straight Outta Compton and to the top of the box office

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Universal continued its phenomenal year with yet another win this weekend.

Straight Outta Compton took the top spot this weekend with a very healthy $56M off of a $28M budget. This is the best opening ever for a musical biopic, and just about unheard of for a drama during the summer. It’ll be interesting to see where this one goes.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took second this weekend with $17M. That brings it to $138.13M in the U.S. and $373.43M globally. It’s not burning up the charts in quite the same way as the last one did, but it’s still doing well.

Not doing, however, is The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which landed in third place with $13.53M off of a rumored $84M dollar budget. We’ll have to wait to see how it does in the foreign release, but things are not looking good for this one.

The big news may be in fourth place with Fantastic Four falling a massive 68.9 percent in its second weekend to take in just $8M. This brings it to $41.96M domestic and $102M global off of a $120M budget. To put things in perspective, at least on the domestic side, it is actually performing worse than Green Lantern did at this point in its run.

Rounding out the top five was The Gift which took in $6.5M and stands at $23.57M off of a $5M budget.

Next week’s big releases are American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47 and Sinister 2.

Curious how I think these films will do? Check out my The Movies of 2015 – 3rd Quarter report.



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