Notching its second weekend in first place, N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” pulled in $8 million in Friday showings, putting it on track for a $28 million weekend, according to studio estimates. Newcomers “Sinister 2,” “American Ultra” and “Hitman: Agent 47” won’t be able to keep up with the hip-hopper.
Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Universal/Legendary’s “Compton” is dominant at 3,025 locations for its second frame. The biopic made $25 million between Monday and Thursday; it’s poised to cross the $100 million mark on Saturday, nine days after its release.
Behind “Compton” is Tom Cruise starrer “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” from Paramount, which is expected to make $12 million in its fourth weekend of competition at 3,442 theaters.
In third place for the weekend will be horror sequel “Sinister 2,” which is tracking for $11 million for the weekend after posting just shy of $5 million in Friday receipts. The Focus/Gramercy pic, made on a $10 million budget, will play across 2,766 theaters. Starring Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransome, “Sinister 2” is about a mother and two sons in a rural house haunted by an evil spirit.
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SOURCE: Variety, Marianne Zumberge