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Straight Outta Compton wins a second weekend at the box office

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The summer movie season is coming to a close, and while it’s going out quietly in some regards, at least one movie is shaking up the status quo.

1. Straight Outta Compton

The biographical film of the rap group N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton – had a great second weekend at the top of the box office dropping 55.5 percent to take in $26.76M. While normally a decline of 50 percent or more is seen as bad in the second weekend, when you’re film overperforms in the opening weekend it’s allowed. The movie now stands at $111.48M domestically off of an estimated $28M budget.

2. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the series, clung to second place in its fourth week in release to take in $11.7M. That bring it up to $157.76M in the U.S. and $458.56M globally off of a $150M budget.

3. Sinister 2

Sinister 2 didn’t have a stellar opening this weekend. The film landed in third place with $10.6M off of an estimated $10M budget.

4. Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47 also didn’t shake up the box office as it opened in fourth place with just $8.2M off of a $35M budget. Apparently the curse of video game movies is still alive and well.

5. Man From U.N.C.L.E.

In a super odd coincidence, and something a lot of people forget, Mission: Impossible was a spy show in the 1960s, and low and behold its competition this weekend at the box office was another show of that genre from the same era, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The latter of the two didn’t have the best opening weekend, however, and took in only $13.5M off of an estimated $84M budget. Its prospects don’t look too good.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...