The second weekend of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” easily trounced three new releases this past weekend, the rap drama taking in a further $26.7 million and pushing the film already up to a $111.5 million domestic haul.
Second place went to the still robustly performing “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” which scored just shy of $12 million as is up to $158 million domestic.
“Sinister 2” performed the best of the newcomers in third with $10.6 million, a far cry from the first film’s $18 million, but around equal to the film’s production budget which means it’ll still be profitable.
“Hitman: Agent 47” fizzled at launch, the poorly reviewed film nabbed $8.2 million on opening – quite a bit behind the $13.1 million opening of the 2007 film.
In fifth place was Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” which nabbed $7.4 million in its second weekend.
The stoner sleeper spy comedy “American Ultra” was the weakest performer of the new films with a sixth place opening haul of $5.5 million.
In limited release, “Grandma” and “Digging for Fire” both scored strong per screen averages with $30,214 and $24,544 respectively.