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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Continues Box Office Dominance For Third Week

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 – 3:25 PM

“Straight Outta Compton” was again the top choice of movie goers, as the biopic held onto first place at the North American box office, according to final figures released today.

The story behind the emergence of rap group N.W.A. earned $13.1 million at the box office between Friday and Sunday, according to box office tracker Rentrak. The film has earned $134.2 million in its three weeks of release.

The faith-based drama “War Room,” which received little pre-release publicity, surprised observers by opening in second place with $11.3 million.

Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” fell to third place with $8.2 million, but has still earned more than $170.2 million.

“No Escape” opened in fourth place with $8.1 million, while “Sinister 2” took fifth with $4.7 million.

Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” ($4.4 million); “Hitman: Agent 47” ($4.2 million); “Ant-Man” ($3.1 million); “Jurassic World” ($3.01 million); and “The Gift” ($3 million).

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