Weekly Box Office Round-Up: F*k Tha Competition

This weekend, Hitman: Agent 47, Sinister 2 and American Ultra opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office. 

#1 Straight Outta Compton- $26,364,020

In its second week, Straight Outta Compton came in first place. This movie has been dominating the box office. It has already made over $100 million domestically. It's looking to be yet another money haul for Universal, which has already broken the record for highest gross for a studio in a year ever (read that article here). The N.W.A. biopic has attracted audiences of all ages, the middle-aged people who grew up with their music, and the new generations who like rap music. And now it's looking like more rap biopics are on the way with Compton's continuous success. You can read our review for the film here

#2 Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation- $11,451,746

In its fourth week, Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation came in second place. This movie has been a big success, having crossed over $150 million domestically, and almost $450 million worldwide. The past two movie's intakes have proven that people really like this franchise, and want to see more of them. Hopefully it'll show the studio they need to make more sooner, so we don't have a 70 year old Tom Cruise by the end. What's most incredible, to me at least, is that it's in its fourth week and it hasn't dropped out of the top 2. And it still has a possibility at staying in the top 2 into next week as well. You can read our review for the film here

#3 Sinister 2- $10,542,116

On its opening weekend, Sinister 2 came in third place. The horror film's predecessor was a success, with critics and financially. Though it didn't gross much, it was successful compared to its minuscule budget. The sequel's budget was only $10 million, so it shouldn't have a problem breaking even. Despite the fact that the sequel was not well received critically, I don't think it will lose much money, if any at all, at the box office. It won't do as well as the first Sinister, but it will probably end up making around $30 million worldwide by the end. And for a low budget horror flick, that's pretty damn good.

#4 Hitman: Agent 47- $8,326, 530

On its opening weekend, Hitman: Agent 47 came in fourth place. This movie is a big disappointment, because I have been really interested and excited for this movie. The action looked incredible, and I thought it could be our first good video game movie adaptation. Unfortunately, the reviews were awful, worse even than the first Hitman movie. And now it's not doing well at the box office. The film had a budget of $35 million, which isn't too bad. But even though it has a low budget, it's opening weekend numbers are not good. It will probably break even, but it's not going to make the studio much money. We'll have to wait and see.

#5 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.- $7,317,374

In its second week, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. came in fifth place. This film hasn't been doing well at the box office. It had disappointing opening weekend numbers, having made only around $13 million. It has so far made $26 million domestically on a $75 million dollar budget. It's got an uphill battle to fight in order to break even. I don't think it will break even, but I think it will get pretty close to it though. It's unfortunate, because U.N.C.L.E. is a movie that I heard is a decent little film. So it's sad that a decent movie is failing at the box office when a sh*tbox like Transformers can make over $1 billion dollars. 

It should also be noted that the other big release of the weekend, American Ultra, opened in sixth place making close to $5.5. million. 

To re-cap, #1 was Straight Outta Compton, #2 was Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, #3 was Sinister 2, #4 was Hitman: Agent 47 and #5 was The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Next week, No Escape and We Are Your Friends open in theaters. I think #1 will be Straight Outta Compton, #2 will be Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, #3 will be We Are Your Friends, #4 will be No Escape and #5 will be Sinister 2

What do you think of this weekend's box office? What will be number one next week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate 
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