Weekend Box Office Review For August 28th-August 30th

By on August 31, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend, Straight Outta Compton managed to hang on to the #1 spot for the third week in a row, likely thanks to weak new competition. Compton only made $13 million, which would hardly ever be enough to be at #1 but this weekend it was. Newcomer War Room came in at #2 despite a small budget and an unknown cast. Jurassic World actually did something pretty rare and came back into the Top 10 after falling out altogether recently. In fact, last weekend the dinosaur movie fell under $1 million, but somehow bounced back to $3 million this weekend.

Newcomer We Are Your Friends did not crack the Top 10 despite being shamelessly promoted every week on Catfish. We Are Your Friends is currently on pace to be one of the biggest box office bombs of all time for a movie opening in more than 2000 theaters. This weekend there were actually 20 movies that made more than $1 million! Next weekend may be more of the same with lackluster new releases, including The Transporter Refueled, A Walk in the Woods, and Before We Go. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Straight Outta Compton

Weekend Gross: $13.2 million

Total Gross: $134.1 million

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

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube ($140 million net worth), 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

#2: War Room

Weekend Gross: $11 million

Total Gross: $11 million

Director: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Priscilla C. Shirer as Elizabeth Jordan, T.C. Stallings as Tony Jordan and Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara.

Average Rating: 5.3/10

Budget: $3 million

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Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

#3: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Weekend Gross: $8.3 million

Total Gross: $170.4 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

#4: No Escape

Weekend Gross: $8.3 million

Total Gross: $10.4 million

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Starring: Lake Bell as Annie Dwyer ($3 million net worth), Pierce Brosnan as Hammond ($80 million net worth) and Owen Wilson as Jack Dwyer ($45 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.1/10

Budget: $5 million

#5: Sinister 2

Weekend Gross: $4.7 million

Total Gross: $18.5 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

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

Weekend Gross: $4.4 million

Total Gross:  $34.1 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

#7: Hitman: Agent 47

Weekend Gross: $3.9 million

Total Gross: $15.3 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

#8: The Gift

Weekend Gross: $3.1 million

Total Gross: $36 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

#9: Jurassic World

Weekend Gross: $3.1 million

Total Gross:  $643.1 million

Director: Colin Trevorrow ($5 million net worth)

Starring: Chris Pratt as Owen Grady ($20 million net worth), Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins ($16 million net worth), Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell ($2 million net worth), Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing ($15 million net worth), Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell ($3 million net worth), and B.D. Wong as Henry Wu ($8 million net worth).

Average Rating:  7.7/10

Budget: $150 million

#10: Ant-Man

Weekend Gross: $3 million

Total Gross: $169.2 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

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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