NORTH AMERICA: 'Straight Outta Compton' Leads Monday with $2.72M; 'Rogue Nation' #2 with $1.05M; 'Sinister 2' ($0.90M), 'Hitman: Agent 47' ($0.79M) and 'American Ultra' ($0.59M) All Remain Soft
on August 25, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Universal's Straight Outta Compton took in $2.72 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The modestly budgeted F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic has now led the daily box office for eleven consecutive days. Straight Outta Compton was down 64 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 63.5 percent from last Monday. With the summer season approaching its end, midweek business in general is now clearly slowing. Straight Outta Compton has grossed a very strong $113.81 million in eleven days. That places the film 48 percent ahead of the $76.90 million eleven-day gross of last year's Ride Along.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation placed in second with $1.05 million. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led blockbuster franchise from Paramount fell 66.5 percent from Sunday and 43 percent from last Monday. The 25-day total for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation stands at $158.57 million. The film is currently running a healthy 36.5 percent ahead of the $116.17 million 25-day take of 2006's Mission: Impossible III and 6 percent ahead of the $149.60 million 25-day gross of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Focus' Sinister 2 claimed third place with $0.896 million. The low-budget horror sequel from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions declined 60 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds. Nonetheless, Sinister 2 is still off to a softer than expected start with a four-day haul of $11.44 million. The film is running a lackluster 41 percent behind the $19.31 million four-day take of 2012's Sinister.
Hitman: Agent 47 followed in fourth with $0.791 million. The video game based action film from Fox fell 64 percent from Sunday's performance. Hitman: Agent 47 is performing on the very low end of its modest pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $9.12 million. That places the film a disappointing 50 percent below the $18.08 million four-day take of 2007's Hitman (which opened on a Wednesday).
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. rounded out Monday's top five with $0.734 million. The Guy Ritchie directed spy comedy from Warner Bros. was down 63 percent from Sunday and down 48 percent from last Monday. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has grossed a soft $27.27 million in eleven days. That places the film 12 percent behind the $31.13 million eleven-day gross of last year's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
Lionsgate's American Ultra took sixth place with $0.587 million. The action comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg declined 59 percent from Sunday. American Ultra is performing below its already modest expectations with a four-day start of just $6.04 million. The film is running just behind the $6.25 million four-day take of 2009's Adventureland, which also starred Stewart and Eisenberg.