Trailing in third place was another debut, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He’s performed music under the stage name OMG, but after witnessing the impact Ice Cube has had in hip-hop culture, Jackson knew he wanted to follow in his dad’s film footsteps. Nick Carpou, Universal’s president of domestic distribution, said they were “elated” with the results.
Straight Outta Compton performed even better than the studio predicted over its stunning opening weekend at the box office.
The film depicts the late 1980s rise of gangsta rap group N.W.A. and became a box office hit in its weekend debut. The company had previously predicted a very conservative $25 to $30 million opening for the film, CBS News reported.
“I think there was great hope that it would resonate”, Carpou said, “and it did that, but it also turned around the box office“.
There have been more than 5.4 million downloads to date, and it trended No. 1 across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for two days in a row.
Straight Outta Compton is out in the UK on August 28 2015.
Seventh was the raunchy comedy reboot “Vacation“, about a family holiday gone awry that stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chevy Chase, with $5.2 million.
STX Entertainment’s “The Gift“, also in its second week, earned $6.5 million, now at a total of $23.6 million.
For example, 72 percent of opening weekend audience for “Pitch ideal 2” was female and that film shattered expectations with a $69.2 million release.
“‘Straight Outta Compton’ was already the 14th-biggest such film after a single day of release, and after today it will be the fourth-biggest, not adjusted for inflation”, Mendelson continued. Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Hugh Grant, the film didn’t receive the warm welcome from critics and audiences that the aforementioned films enjoyed, which doesn’t bode well for its immediate box-office future. Maybe worldwide numbers can save it, although I wouldn’t bet on that.