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Weekend Box Office Postmortem

Monday, August 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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From Deadline:

Universal/Legendary’sStraight Outta Comptonsteamrolledits initial $40M-$50M projections this weekend with a $60.2M opening, easily making it the fifth-highest August opener ever. Rival distributors always knew that the F. Gary Gray directed-film was going to overperform; it was a similar vibe they had during the weekend that American Sniperwent wide.

Even more impressive, the musical biopic about hip hop group N.W.A. posted a FSS in tentpole territory, pegging ahead of such August openings like M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs($60.1M), Rise of the Planet of the Apes($54.8M)G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra ($54.7M). Compton‘s weekend also outstrips the first weekends of such 2015 summer tentpoles asAnt-Man ($57.2M)andMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($55.5M) which were playing in close to 1,200 morevenues than the biopic’s 2,757-theater count.

- Read the full article at Deadline.com


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