Cartoons at the box office: “Straight Outta Compton” #1 again

“Straight Outta Compton” is for the second week in a row the #1 film at the box office, thanks to a positive reception and lackluster new competition. The film earned $26.8 million (-55.5% from last weekend), bringing its totals to $111.7 million. Almost all of that’s from North America, as the film’s not been released overseas save for a few small countries. However, there’s plans to expand “Compton””s international release to places such as the UK. Of course, Hollywood didn’t hesitate to give a wide international release for “Walk the Line,” about country singer Johnny Cash. Even “8 Mile” with Eminem saw a very wide global release. But I’m sure Hollywood has their “reasons” for their release planning… *cough*.

In second place is “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” which earned another $11.7 million (-31.9%). The film’s totals are at $157.8 million domestic and $438.6 million globally.

Opening in fourth place is the video game-based action film “Hitman: Agent 47.” The film pulled in $8.2 million, with a global gross so far of $16.7 million.

In fifth place is “The Man From UNCLE,” which earned another $7.4 million (-44.7%). The film’s totals stand at $26.6 million domestic and $52.6 million worldwide.

Opening in sixth place is the action comedy “American Ultra,” which only made $5.5 million. At least Jesse Eisenberg has next spring’s “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” to look forward to as a much more successful film.

In eighth place is “Ant-Man,” which earned another $4.1 million (-25.6%), bringing its totals to $164.5 million domestic and $361 million globally.

In ninth place is “Minions,” which made another $3.7 million (-27.9%). So far, the “Despicable Me” spinoff has earned $320 million domestic and $989.4 million worldwide. It should cross the $1 billion mark soon.

Dropping from fourth to tenth place is “Fantastic Four,” which made $3.7 million (-55.3%). The film had lost a large number of its theater screens, which presumably didn’t help. Its totals stand at $49.6 million domestic and $130.4 million worldwide. While 62% of its gross is from overseas, I’m not sure how much that’ll help.

Next weekend is the final weekend of the summer movie season. Two films are opening: Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson action film “No Escape,” and Zac Efron drama “We Are Your Friends.” Also coming soon will be my usual end-of-the-summer review of the summer movie season.

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