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‘Straight Outta Compton’ dominates box office for 2nd week

Straight Outta Compton
Source: Universal Pictures

It’s official: Straight Outta Compton reigns supreme at the weekend box office for the second week in a row,

America couldn’t get enough of the story of five guys from Compton who went on to impact the world with their hard-hitting debut album that changed the face of music forever.

In the week following its record-breaking opening, whispers of a proposed sequel and even a sort of spin-off about Snoop Dogg and the Dogg Pound have begun to materialize. Questions of biopics on other classic groups such as Public Enemy and Wu-Tang Clan have recently been raised as well.

Could this signal the beginning of a renaissance of hip-hop-themed films reminiscent of the early to mid-90s? Only time will tell.

With another $26 million collected at the box office this weekend, Compton has now crossed the coveted $100 million mark in only its second week of release. Maintaining its position at number is Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, which drew another $11.7 million. Debuting at No. 3 this week is the horror film, Sinister 2, which opened with a modest $10.6 million. Also bowing this week and landing at No. 4 with $8.2 million is Fox’s action adventure, Hitman: Agent 47. And rounding out the top five is the big-screen adaptation of ’60s spy comedy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which brought in $7.4 million.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Straight Outta Compton $26.7 M

2. Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation – $11.7M

3. Sinister 2 – $10.6M

4. Hitman: Agent 47 – $8.2M

5. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – $7.4M

6. American Ultra$5.5M

7. The Gift  – $4.3M

8. Ant-Man $4M

9. Minions – $3.7M

10. Fantastic Four  $3.6M

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