‘Straight Outta Compton’ racks 3rd week atop slow weekend box office

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Though it was a close call, Straight Outta Compton managed to prevail over the surprise sleeper hit War Room to remain atop the weekend box office for a third consecutive week.

With over $134 million earned at the domestic box office, Compton has officially netted a profit of over $100 million as the film’s budget was only $28 million. With numbers like that, you can rest assured Hollywood will be looking to bank on the profitability of the film via sequels, spin-offs, or other hip-hop themed productions sooner than you think.

In somewhat of a slow week at the box office, Compton managed to maintain the number one position with an additional $13.2 million collected. Despite early projections calling it the winner, family marriage drama War Room came in at number two with an even $11 million. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation fell to number three this week drawing in $8.2 million. Owen Wilson’s action flick No Escape bowed at the number four spot with a modest $8.2 million. And rounding out the top five is the horror film Sinister 2, which brought in an estimated $4.6 million.

Also of note this week, making a surprise re-entry into the week’s top ten is Jurassic World, whose $3.12 million was good enough to land it at number nine. And much to the surprise of industry experts, Zac Efron’s We Are Your Friends opened to a dismal $1.8 million.

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

1. Straight Outta Compton $13.2 M

2. War Room – $11M

3. Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation – $8.3M

4. No Escape– $8.2M

5. Sinister 2  – $4.6M

6. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.$4.4M

7. Hitman: Agent 47$3.8M

8. The Gift $3.13M

9. Jurassic World – $3.12M

10. Ant-Man  $3M

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