BlueCat Box Office Update: Straight Outta Compton Wins the Weekend


BlueCat Screenplay Competition offers a weekend (August 14th-16th, 2015) Box Office update, data courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

Universal’s Straight Outta Compton dominated the weekend box office, opening at number one with $56.1 million, bumping Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation to number two.

Produced by original N.W.A. members, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, and directed by F. Gary Gray, the N.W.A. biopic received positive reviews from critics with a certified fresh rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. Straight Outta Compton tells the story of five men from Compton who revolutionized the music industry, propelling hip-hop into popular culture.

Relinquishing its position in the top spot, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, dropped 40% in its third week with $17 million. Coming in at number three, Guy Ritchie’s spy caper, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill, opened to a modest $13.5 million. Receiving mixed reviews (67% on Rotten Tomatoes), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an adaptation of the 1960s television series, which follows two secret agents, one CIA and one KGB, who must set aside their differences and work together to save the world during the Cold War.

After its disappointing opening, 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four continued to fall, coming in at fourth with $8 million, a 69% drop in ticket sales from last weekend. The Gift, a psychological thriller starring Jason Bateman, rounds out the top five with $6.5 million in its second weekend.

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