Universal continued their year of box office dominance as the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton dominated the box office. Straight Outta Compton made $56 million, putting it ahead of other similar movies like Notorious, Get Rich or Die Trying and 8 Mile and it’s the best opening overall for a musical biopic. Universal has made over $2 billion at the box office this year.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation dropped to second with another $17 million, putting it over $138 million for it’s domestic gross, passing Mission Impossible III’s total gross.
Fellow espionage action move The Man from UNCLE made $13 million and took third, a disappointing opening for a movie that cost $75 million.
Fantastic Four continued it’s atomic level bombing by dropping almost 70% from opening weekend and only made another $8 million, putting it in fourth place. The movie has made $41 million so far.
The Gift rounded out the top 5 with another $6.5 million.
Nothing else really made any big movements with the only thing of note being Ricki and the Flash dropping from seventh to ninth in it’s second weekend out.