Weekend Box Office Review For August 14th-August 16th

By on August 17, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend, the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton did better than expected, opening at #1 and taking in over $56 million thanks in part to good reviews. Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation fell to #2, while newcomer The Man From U.N.C.L.E. came in at 3rd with a disappointing $13.5 million take. All of the other movies in the Top 10 seemed to just drop a spot or two from last week, to allow for the two new films. Although it is no longer in the Top 10, Jurassic World made over $1 million for the 10th weekend in a row. Next week sees the debut of Sinister 2, American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47, and Grandma. There could be a real logjam and Straight Outta Compton might even be able to stay at #1. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Straight Outta Compton

Weekend Gross: $56.1 million

Total Gross: $56.1 million

Director: F. Gary Gray ($10 million net worth)

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E and Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller ($25 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.9/10

Budget: $28 million

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#2: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Weekend Gross: $17 million

Total Gross: $138.1 million

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt ($470 million net worth), Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Jeremy Renner as William Brandt ($35 million net worth) and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn ($20 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.9/10

Budget: $150 Million

#3: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Weekend Gross: $13.5 million

Total Gross: $13.5 million

Director: Guy Ritchie ($100 million net worth)

Starring: Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo ($14 million net worth), Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin ($12 million net worth), Alicia Vikander as Gaby Teller ($4 million net worth) and Hugh Grant as Alexander Waverly ($80 million net worth).

Average Rating:  7.5/10

Budget: $75 million

#4: Fantastic Four

Weekend Gross: $8 million

Total Gross: $42 million

Director: Josh Trank

Starring: Miles Teller as Reed Richards ($2 million net worth), Kate Mara as Sue Storm ($10 million net worth) and Michael B. Jordan as  Johnny Storm ($1 million net worth).

Average Rating:  2.5/10

Budget: $120 million

#5: The Gift

Weekend Gross: $6.5 million

Total Gross: $23.6 million

Director: Joel Edgerton ($3 million net worth)

Starring: Jason Bateman as Simon ($30 million net worth), Rebecca Hall as Robyn ($7 million net worth) and Joel Edgerton as Gordo.

Average Rating:  8.4/10

Budget: $5 million

#6: Ant-Man

Weekend Gross: $5.5 million

Total Gross: $157.6 million

Director: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man ($25 million net worth), Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym ($300 million net worth), Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket ($3 million net worth), and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.4/10

Budget: $130 million

 #7: Vacation

Weekend Gross: $5.3 million

Total Gross: $46.9 million

Director: John Francis Daley ($1.5 million net worth)

Starring: Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold ($20 million net worth), Christina Applegate as Debbie Griswold ($20 million net worth), Skyler Gisondo as James Griswold, Leslie Mann as Audrey Crandall ($18 million net worth) and Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall ($50 million net worth).

Average Rating: 4.9/10

Budget: $31 Million

#8: Minions

Weekend Gross: $5.2 million

Total Gross: $313 million

Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Starring (voices): Sandra Bullock as Scarlett Overkill ($200 million net worth), Jon Hamm as Herb Overkill ($30 million net worth), Michael Keaton as Walter Nelson ($15 million net worth), Allison Janney as Madge Nelson ($4 million net worth), and Steve Coogan as Professor Flux/Tower Guard ($12 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.3/10

Budget: $74 million

#9: Ricki and the Flash

Weekend Gross: $4.6 million

Total Gross: $14.7 million

Director: Jonathan Demme ($40 million net worth)

Starring: Meryl Streep as Ricki ($65 million net worth), Kevin Kline as Pete ($32.5 million net worth), Mamie Gummer as Julie ($10 million net worth) and Rick Springfield as Greg ($12 million net worth).

Average Rating:  5.9/10

Budget: $18 million

#10: Trainwreck

Weekend Gross: $3.8 million

Total Gross:  $97.9 million

Director: Judd Apatow ($90 million net worth)

Starring: Amy Schumer as Amy ($1 million net worth), Bill Hader as Dr. Aaron Conners ($8 million net worth), Brie Larson as Kim ($2 million net worth), and John Cena as Steven ($35 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.7/10

Budget: $35 million

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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