North America’s moviegoers continue to choose “Straight Outta Compton” as the most-popular movie this weekend, and the rap music flick is again the box office champ.
The Universal hit was on track to sell another $13.2 million in tickets this weekend, bringing its three-week gross sales total to $134.1 million domestically, and $140.9 million worldwide.
A Sony movie aimed at middle America’s religious audience, “War Room,” debuted in second place. Movie industry analyst Paul Dergarabedian called that “whopping.”
The Rentrak analyst said the PG-rated, faith-based drama was “proving that in a sea of R-rated fare, the film benefited from filling a void in the marketplace for a largely underserved audience” that does not want to see racy movies.
In its fifth week of exhibition, Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” was in third place, with $8.3 million in weekend sales and a running domestic total of over $170 million.
“No Escape” opened in fourth place, as the R-rated action thriller was on track for $8.3 million in weekend sales. Adding in Wednesday and Thursday receipts brings its running total to $10.3 million.
“Sinister 2” was fifth, with a $4.7 million weekend and $18.5 run over two weeks.
Rounding out the 10 most popular movies in the United States and Canada, as estimated by the studios and gathered by Rentrak, were “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” ($4.4 million), “Hitman: Agent 47” ($3.9 million), “The Gift” ($3.1 million), “Jurassic World” ($3.1 million) and “Ant-Man” ($3 million).