Battle at the Box Office 8/31

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Despite being the slowest weekend of the year, there was still some interesting things happening at the box office this past weekend.

Straight Outta Compton remained on top for the third week in a row, adding another $13.2 million to it’s take and bringing it up to over $134 million.

Almost beating Compton was the faith based War Room, whose audience of “prayer warriors” brought in $11 million, the best opening for the Kendrick brothers, who previously unleashed Fireproof and Courageous onto multiplexes.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation stayed in third with another $8.3 million, bringing it to over $170 million and it’s closing in on the first movie’s $180 million total box office.

New release No Escape took fourth with a mediocre $8.2 million, one of the lower wide release openings for Owen Wilson but slightly up for Pierce Brosnan, who had the under-performing November Man come out at the around this time last year.

Sinister 2 rounded out the top 5 with another $4.7 million.

The big story of the weekend though was the utter failure of Zac Effron’s We Are Your Friends, which only made $1.8 million.  That puts it into the infamous company of movies like Delgo and Oogieloves for worst wide release opening.  The movie made about $771 per theater

Elsewhere on the list, Jurassic World got a bump back into almost 700 more theaters than last weekend and came back into the top ten at ninth place with $3.1 million.

 

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