It was indeed a fairly lacklustre weekend at the box office, as predicted, so let’s get right into it. Here’s what went down:
Straight Outta Compton managed to hold on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $13.2 million. The saga of NWA has managed to gross $134.1 million in just three weeks, and is inarguably the final big hit of the summer box office season.
As for the rest of the top five, War Room actually managed to grab second place, bringing in an estimated $11 million. There’s nothing impressive about the number, except that the religious crowd it was appealing to did come out, though not in big numbers. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continued its solid run, landing in third place with $8.3 million, raising its total to $170.4 million. No Escape had a horrible debut, landing in fourth with just $8.29 million (it may switch spots with Mission: Impossible come Monday). Finally, Sinister 2 closed things out in fifth with $4.65 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Straight Outta Compton – $18 million
2) Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – $9 million
3) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – $7 million
4) Sinister 2 – $6.5 million
5) No Escape – $6 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Straight Outta Compton – $13.2 million
2) War Room – $11 million
3)Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – $8.3 million
4)No Escape – $8.29 million
5) Sinister 2– $4.65 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Transporter Refuelled. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!