On a tepid weekend at the Box Office this Labour Day weekend, religious Drama WAR ROOM takes the top of the Box Office in its second week out for Sony Pictures with $11.9 million, from 1,526 screens only. Despite not having opened yet in Canada, the Film continues to fare well in limited release.
In second this weekend was three-week champ STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON with $11.5 million for Universal Pictures, surpassing the $150 million-mark in North America.
A WALK IN THE WOODS starring Robert Redford and Emma Thompson debuts in third with $11 million for eOne Films/BGP Films. It gets a B CinemaScore from Audiences and a 47% on the Tomatometer.
THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED opens in fourth for Europa Corp./VVS Films with $8.8 million from 3,434 theatres. Critics gave it 18% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
INSIDE OUT continues to hang strong in eighth spot for Disney, with $4.3 million, now in its 14th week out domestically. By early this week it will have grossed $350 million in North America.
SINISTER 2 rounds-out the Top Ten in its third week out with $3.9 million for eOne Films/Focus Features.
For a third straight week, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON takes it to the top of the Box Office again with $12.5 million from 3,142 theatres for Universal Pictures. Although it was a tepid weekend in terms of ticket sales, this is enough to take bring the Hip-Hop Drama to $133 million cumulatively in its domestic run.
WAR ROOM debuts in second with $10.2 million from 1,135 theatres for Sony Pictures, although it didn’t get distribution in Canada. The faith-based Drama got 18% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
NO ESCAPE debuts in third with $9.8 million for The Weinstein Co./VVS Films. Starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan, the Action Flick got a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences and 41% on the Tomatometer.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION continues to perform well in fourth with $7.5 million in its fifth week out for Paramount Pictures. By early this week it will have exceeded $170 million in North America.
SINISTER 2 in its second week out is in sixth with $4.1 million for eOne Films/Focus Features from 2,799 theatres.
ANT-MAN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.7 million for Disney/Marvel, nearing the $170 million-mark domestically in its seventh week out.
In its second week out, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON continues to motor-on at the top of the Box Office. Earning $27.5 million this weekend from 2.757 theatres, the Universal Pictures Hip-Hop Biopic based on the rise of Hip-Hop legends N.W.A., quickly has grossed $111.2 million domestically.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION continues to perform strongly in its fourth week out for Paramount Pictures, making $11.9 million, good enough for second. It has grossed $157 million in its North American run.
SINISTER 2 opens in third for eOne Films/Focus Features with $11 million. By comparison, its first installment made $18 million in its debut in 2012. Critics gave it 12% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
HITMAN: AGENT 47 opens in fourth with $8.3 million from 3,261 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics were tough on the Action flick starring Rupert Friend with a 7% on the Tomatometer and an okay B CinemaScore.
AMERICAN ULTRA starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, debuts in sixth for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate with $5.6 million from 2,778 theatres. Critics gave it mixed reviews at 45% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
FANTASTIC FOUR rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.5 million for 20th Century Fox, earning $49 million in its three-week run.
Buzz has enormous for STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, but nobody would product a debut this huge. The Musical Biopic about N.W.A. opens right at the top to staggering numbers, a $59.4 million debut from 2,757 theatres for Universal Pictures. Reviews peg the Film at 88% on the Tomatometer while Audiences gave the Film by F. Gary Gray, an A CinemaScore.
Two-week champ MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION slips to second with $17 million for Paramount Pictures. In three weeks it has grossed $138 million domestically.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. opens in third with $13.6 million from Warner Bros., from 3,686 theatres. Reviews for the Reboot of the TV Series of the same name have been veering to the positive with 67% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. The Ensemble Cast landed in Toronto earlier this week in a jet-set Promo Tour. More here.
FANTASTIC FOUR lands in fourth this weekend with $7.9 million for 20th Century Fox. In two weeks it has earned $41 million.
THE GIFT is in fifth spot this weekend, in its second week out with $6.1 million for SFX Entertaiment/D Films. Thus far it has made $23.2 million.
TRAINWRECK still is going strong in its fifth week out with $3.8 million for Universal Pictures, rounding-out the Top Ten. The Critical success is verging on the $100-million-mark in North America.
Universal Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to take Readers on an edgy musical journey based on true events! We’ve got passes to see STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Screenings take place in the following cities:
Toronto – Silvercity Yonge & Eglinton
Montreal – Cineplex Montreal Forum
Vancouver – Silvercity Metropolis
Edmonton – Cineplex South Commons
Calgary – Landmark Shawnessy
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON traces the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A. — five young men who translated their experiences growing up in Compton, California in the mid-1980s into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, revolutionizing music and igniting a cultural war.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr. and Alexandra Shipp.
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Universal Pictures Canada release STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON on Friday, August 14, 2015.