Weekend Box Office: ‘Compton’ Wins Out Over Spy Films

Straight Outta Compton
Photo Courtesy: Universal Pictures
Photo Courtesy: Universal Pictures
Photo Courtesy: Universal Pictures

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – August 17, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Universal Pictures is calculating their bio-pic “Straight Outta Compton” will earn approximately $56 million in weekend ticket sales, making the film the number one movie in the USA.

“Compton” tallied about $20,345 per screen average from 2,757 theaters across the United States.

Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures
Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures

“Compton” brought the house down around “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” which came in third with about $13.5 million its debut weekend. The film is not performing up to experts’ expectations.

“U.N.C.L.E.” took in a measly $3,720 per screen domestically (it opened on 3,638 screens) with Guy Ritchie directing Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in a tongue-in-cheek reboot of the 1960’s series.

Photo Courtesy: Paramount Pictures
Photo Courtesy: Paramount Pictures

In the second spot is “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” which cleared about $17 million this weekend. The film’s grand domestic total is $138.1 million in three weeks.

Photo Courtesy: 20th Century Fox
Photo Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

At number four the controversial “Fantastic Four” brings in an additional $8 million. The film has totally underperformed and has been trashed by film critics. Even the director has had unkind things to say about his involvement and that he was not responsible for the final film.

Click to see Entertainment Weekly’s report on what Josh Trask said about working with Fox and Marvel.

Photo Courtesy: STX Films
Photo Courtesy: STX Films

And finally at number five, its “The Gift.” The psychological thriller took in about $6.5 million for the weekend bringing its total to $23.5 million in the 2 weeks its been in theaters.

Here are the top five films in order:

1. Straight Outta Compton                    $56.1 million
2. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation      $17.0 million
3. Man From U.N.C.L.E.                         $13.5 million
4. Fantastic Four                                   $  8.0 million
5. The Gift                                            $  6.5 million



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