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Battle at the Box Office 8/17

Straight Outta Compton

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.


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