The third weekend’s the charm, as “Straight Outta Compton” is the #1 film at the box office for the third week in a row. The film earned $13.2 million (-49.8%), bringing its totals to $134.1 million domestic and $140.9 million globally. (Still not much of an international release yet…) The film fended off the #2 film on the charts, the religious themed, African-American-starring drama “War Room.” “Compton” is now, not adjusting for inflation, the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.
At #3 is “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” which earned $8.3 million (-27.5%). Its totals now stand at $170.4 million domestic and $451.7 million globally.
In fourth place is “No Escape,” which earned $8.3 million. The film’s totals stand at $10.3 million, though since it only had a $5 million budget, it’s still profitable.
In sixth place is “The Man From UNCLE,” which earned another $4.4 million (-39.7%). The film’s totals stand at $34.1 million domestic and $60.3 million globally.
In seventh place is “Hitman: Agent 47,” which made $3.9 million (-53.8%). Its totals are at $15.3 million domestic and $25.6 million globally.
In ninth place is the re-release-to-IMAX “Jurassic World,” which pulled in $3.1 million (+229.3%). The total gross of the dinosaur, mosasaur, and pterosaur filled film stands at $643.1 million domestically and $1.637 billion globally, still leaving it $15 million behind the #2 domestic film of all time, “Titanic.”
In tenth place is “Ant-Man,” which earned $3.1 million (-24.7%). The superhero film has earned $169.2 million domestic and $365.7 million worldwide.
Several films have finally dropped out of the top 10. “Minions” has pulled in $324.8 million domestic and $1.019 billion worldwide, finally having crossed the $1 billion mark. Worldwide, it’s now the highest grossing film in the “Despicable Me” franchise. Expect “Minions 2” in the future? Elsewhere, “American Ultra” dropped out of the top 10 with totals of $10.5 million domestic and $11.5 million worldwide (the film had a $28 million budget). “We Are Your Friends” opened this weekend with an abysmal non-top 10 take of $1.8 million, even for its $6 million budget. “Fantastic Four” has also dropped out of the top 10; its totals now stand at $52.7 million domestic and $135.9 million worldwide.
Forbes notes that “Terminator Genisys” has topped $400 million worldwide, thanks to China. It’s also the first film to do so without making $100 million domestically, showing the strength of non-North American box office (and China in particular) for movie earnings.
And that wraps up the summer 2015 movie season. I’ll soon have my usual end-of-the-summer wrap-up post. Next weekend is Labor Day weekend, which sees opening the first few films for the fall: action film sequel “The Transporter Refueled” and R-rated comedy “A Walk in the Woods.”