Weekend Box Office Review for August 7th – August 9th

By on August 10, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation held onto the #1 spot in a bit of a surprise, although history tells us that is not the case. Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series, and all five have held onto the top spot for their first two weeks. The newcomer Fantastic Four was a major flop in more ways than one! It brought in just over $26 million and had terrible reviews as well as a cast that seems to be pretty lacking in terms of star power. Low budget film The Gift opened at #3 to very good reviews and already made back much more than its $5 million budget. Next week it will be interesting to see how diverse of a crowd the new NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton can draw in. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Weekend Gross: $29.4 million

Total Gross: $108.7 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

#2: Fantastic Four

Weekend Gross: $26.2 million

Total Gross:  $26.2 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

#3: The Gift

Weekend Gross: $12 million

Total Gross:  $12 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

 #4: Vacation

Weekend Gross: $9.1 million

Total Gross: $37.3 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

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#5: Ant-Man

Weekend Gross: $7.8 million

Total Gross:  $147.4 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

#6: Minions

Weekend Gross: $7.4 million

Total Gross: $302.8 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

#7: Ricki and the Flash

Weekend Gross: $7 million

Total Gross:  $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

#8: Trainwreck

Weekend Gross: $6.3 million

Total Gross:  $91.1 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

#9: Pixels

Weekend Gross: $5.4 million

Total Gross: $57.7 million

Director: Chris Columbus ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Adam Sandler as Brenner ($340 million net worth), Kevin James as Cooper ($80 million net worth), Michelle Monaghan as Violet ($16 million net worth) and Peter Dinklage as Eddie ($10 million net worth).

Average Rating: 4.3/10

Budget: $88 Million

#10: Southpaw

Weekend Gross: $4.8 million

Total Gross: $40.7 million

Director: Antoine Fuqua ($18 million net worth)

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope ($65 million net worth), Rachel McAdams as Maureen Hope ($14 million net worth), Forest Whitaker as Tick Wills ($40 million net worth) and 50 Cent as Jordan Mains ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.2/10

Budget: $30 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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