LOS ANGELES – “Straight Outta Compton” opened in thenumber one position at
the north American box offices this weekend, with an estimated US$56 million
in ticket sales, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.
The Universal Picture sold more tickets than the next six movies combined
this week, according to studio estimates gathered by Rentrak.
Opening in 2,757 theaters, “Straight Outta Compton” made a remarkable
US$20,345 per screen average. The US$28 million made musical film “Straight
Outta Compton” is based a rep group called N.W.A. it became the biggest August
opening ever for an R-rated film, and it has become the No. 1 musical biopic.
Moviegoers gave “Straight Outta Compton” an “A” grade on audience polling
firm CinemaScore. Critics marked 88 per cent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film played well among younger moviegoers which is about 51 per cent of
ticket buyers were younger than 30, and black audiences made up to 46 per cent.
On gender classification, about 52 per cent of the audience was female.
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” finished in distant second place, with a
US$17 million total sales result in its third weekend. After leading the box
office for each of the past two weekends, the fifth installment of the Tom
Cruise led blockbuster franchise from Paramount was down a very solid 40 per
cent on ticket sales. It has grossed US$138 million through 17 days since
Based on the 1960s TV series in United States, “The Man From U. N.C.L.E.,”
opened in third place, far behind the rap music movie, with US$13.5 million in
estimated sales. Warner Bros. released that their film, “The Man From
U.N.C.L.E.,” was on 3,638 locations and made 3,720 on each one.
The Guy Ritchie directed spy comedy starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer
received a respectable “B” rating on CinemaScore and critics gave it a 67 per
cent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s audience skewed slightly
towards male moviegoers (52 per cent) and skewed older audience (86 percent were
older than 25).
Rounding out the rest top 10 movies in the United States and Canada this
weekend were “Fantastic Four” (8 million), “The Gift” (6.5 million), “Ant-Man”
(5.5 million), “Vacation” (5.3 million), “Minions” (5.2 million), “Ricki And The
Flash” (4.6 million) and ” Trainwreck” (3.8 million).