Weekend Box Office Review For August 21st-August 23rd

By on August 24, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend Straight Outta Compton and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation were able to hold onto the top two spots due to weak new releases. The three new films that cracked the Top 10 were Sinister 2, Hitman: Agent 47, and American Ultra, all of which suffered from poor reviews. The end of summer is usually reserved for movies whose studios have no confidence in them and this weekend was a good example. Fantastic Four had a big drop down to #10 this weekend and continues to be a major bust. Jurassic World finally fell under the $1 million mark in its 11th weekend. Next weekend may be more of the same with lackluster new releases, including We Are Your Friends, No Escape, Z for Zachariah, War Room, and The Second Mother. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Straight Outta Compton

Weekend Gross: $26.8 million

Total Gross: $111.5 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: $11.7 million

Total Gross: $157.8 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 ($200 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.9/10

Budget: $150 Million

#3: Sinister 2

Weekend Gross: $10.6 million

Total Gross: $10.6 million

Director: Ciaran Foy

Starring: James Ransone as Ex-Deputy So & So, Shannyn Sossamon as Courtney Collins ($3 million net worth), Robert Daniel Sloan as Dylan Collins and Dartanian Sloan as Zach Collins.

Average Rating: 3.8/10

Budget: $10 million

#4: Hitman: Agent 47

Weekend Gross: $8.2 million

Total Gross: $8.2 million

Director: Aleksander Bach

Starring: Rupert Friend as Agent 47 ($4 million net worth), Hannah Ware as Katia van Dees, Zachary Quinto as John Smith ($14 million net worth) and Ciaran Hinds as Dr. Litvenko.

Average Rating: 4.1/10

Budget: $35 million

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

Weekend Gross: $8.2 million

Total Gross:  $26.6 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

#6: American Ultra

Weekend Gross: $5.5 million

Total Gross: $5.5 million

Director: Nina Nourizadeh

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg as Mike Howell ($10 million net worth), Kristen Stewart as Phoebe Larson ($70 million net worth), Topher Grace as Adrian Yates ($10 million net worth), Connie Britton as Victoria Lasseter ($100 thousand net worth), John Leguizamo as Rose ($25 million net worth) and Bill Pullman as Krueger ($18 million net worth).

Average Rating: 5.7/10

Budget: $12 million

#7: The Gift

Weekend Gross: $4.3 million

Total Gross:  $31.1 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

#8: Ant-Man

Weekend Gross: $4.1 million

Total Gross:  $164.5 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

#9: Minions

Weekend Gross: $3.7 million

Total Gross: $320 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

#10: Fantastic Four

Weekend Gross: $3.7 million

Total Gross: $49.6 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

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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