Box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' powering to $26 million second weekend
Straight Outta Compton continues to feel the love at the box office in its second weekend, on track to take in another $26 million in North American theaters. Universal's N.W.A biopic earned a hug $60.2 million in its first outing.
Three R-rated films -- a horror sequel, a video game adaptation and a stoner action-comedy -- are off to slower starts this weekend, and will all debut behind the hit holdover.
Blumhouse's Sinister 2, after scaring up a solid $850,000 from 2,100 locations Thursday night, is likely to earn $13 million to $14 million for the weekend. Hitting 2,758 theaters this weekend, the sequel is falling behind the tally of the original film, which starred Ethan Hawke and debuted to $18 million in October 2012. It went on to earn $77.7 million worldwide.
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Gramercy Pictures, Focus Features' genre label, is releasing Sinister 2, which stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, and Robert and Dartanian Sloan.
Hitman: Agent 47, whichearned $600,000 from 2,500 locations Thursday night, is likely to earn $9 million to $10 million this weekend. The Fox film is an adaptation of a popular video game, starring Homeland's Rupert Friend as an elite assassin. It won't catch the number earned by the 2007 adaptation starring Timothy Olyphant, which earned $13 million when it debuted in November that year, and went on to take in just under $100 million worldwide.
Lionsgate's American Ultra is also off to a quiet start as well. After taking in $425,000 Thursday night, the action-comedy could earn around $6 million in its debut.
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Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in American Ultra, an action-comedy about as a stoner and mini-mart employee (Eisenberg) who discovers he was was trained as a secret agent. The Adventureland reunion is opening in 2,778 locations.
Mission: Impossible -; Rogue Nation, now in its fourth week, could earn another $11 million to land in the top five -- or more likely top three -- this weekend, and Warner Bros.' Man From U.N.C.L.E., after a slow stars last weekend, may take in another $6 million to $7 million in its second week, which would also land it in the top five due to the soft opening numbers expected from the trio of newcomers.
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