Weekend Box Office: 'Straight Outta Compton' Handily Defeats 'Straight Outta '60s Television'

August 17, 2015

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At the box office over the weekend, it was good news for Are We There Yet? Begins, not so good for The Hunks from E.S.Q.U.I.R.E..

Buoyed by strong reviews and a far too many "Straight Outta" image macros filling your Facebook feed, F. Gary Gray's NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton easily topped the film charts, taking in an estimated $56 million. If the number proves accurate, it would make the movie the sixth-highest August opening ever, ahead of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Meanwhile, in a victory for looking like a dumpy schlub, the strong-jawed, dapper looks of Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. proved fairly unappealing. The film opened weakly in third, below Mission: Impossible but still above Fantastic Four, which continued its path of unmitigated disaster with a 70% second-week dip.

Here's your box office top five:

1. Straight Outta Compton - $56.1 million

2. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - $17 million

3. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - $13.5 million

4. Fantastic Four - $8 million

5. The Gift - $6.5 million

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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