Looks like the NWA is having the final laugh, as one the founding corners of rap and hip hop has made not only for a great movie but a runaway success. Straight Outta Compton opened up on 2757 screens around the US, taking first place with a haul of $56 million according to studio estimates.
Not only did that make for a fantastic debut in a month that is usually very hard to crack, but Straight Outta Compton is now also the sixth-highest grossing August movie of all time if those estimates hold up. Straight Outta Compton also helped push Universal Studio’s profits for the year over the $2 billion mark. A record that has beaten Warner Bros who previously held it, by an entire four months.
And Warner Bros isn’t having a good time at the box office either. Guy Ritchie’s The Man From Uncle opened to a tepid third place debut, banking only $13.5 million. Here’s a look at how the rest of the box office did:
- Straight Outta Compton – $56.1 Million
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – $17.3 Million
- The man from UNCLE – $13.5 Million
- Fantastic Four – $8 Million
- The Gift – $6.5 Million
- Ant-Man – $5.5 Million
- Vacation – $5.3 Million
- Minions – $5.2 Million
- Ricki and the Flash – $4.5 Million
- Trainwreck – $3.8 Million
Top ten departures this week include Pixels and Southpaw. Adam Sandler’s latest abomination cleaned up with a four-week domestic run that has made over 155.6 million internationally so far. Meanwhile, the far better received Jake Gyllenhaal boxing flick Southpaw made an admirable $60.4 million internationally, off of a $30 million budget. Not bad that.
Last Updated: August 17, 2015