“Straight Outta Compton” easily maintained its box office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a sleepy late summer weekend at North American multiplexes.
The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” struggled to find its footing.
An attempt to reboot the superhero franchise debuted with just $26.2 million at North American theaters this weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office.
“Ant-Man” crept past new opener “Pixels” to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” also opened strongly with $30.2 million.
“Minions” took over the box office this weekend as audiences in the U.S. and Canada shelled out an estimated $115.2 million to see the horde frolic on the big screen.
Anticipated new releases “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator: Genisys” fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” to top the holiday weekend.
“Jurassic World” kept the top spot with one of the biggest second weeks ever, while Pixar’s “Inside Out” nearly matched it with a $91.1 million debut, well above expectations.
“Jurassic World,” the fourth film in the dinosaur series, became the highest global opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 million in its first few days in theaters.
Melissa McCarthy left the guys of “Entourage” in the dust, landing her first No. 1 box office debut as a leading lady with an estimated $30 million weekend for the comedy “Spy.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic “San Andreas” hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend.