If the estimates are true, F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton‘s weekend total of $56M could push it into the top 6 August openings of all time (in front of Rise of the Planet of the Apes at $54M and behind Signs at $60M)! Although the movie will likely have a limited run internationally due to the localized subject matter, it’s another huge weekend win for Universal this summer.
Trailing behind was Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, still holding at #2 with $17M. The Tom Cruise actioner beat out Guy Ritchie’s quirky reboot The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which brought in a bit over $13M. Certainly a disappointing opening weekend, but with a decent rating on Rotten Tomatoes at 67%, it could hold well into next weekend and then on into the international territories.
Among members, there was an even split between the two openings. Straight Outta Compton and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. lead the pack, grabbing close to 22% of check ins over the weekend. With both movies getting good reviews, this holds true with what we’ve seen in the past: if good movies are out, members will come.
Behind the top 2, The Gift held strong from last week with 8% (a 62% drop), followed by Rogue Nation at 6%. Cruise has held remarkably well both within the member community and in the broader country. This drop from last week among members was only 45%.
In its second week, Fantastic Four is continuing the Doom and gloom theme, dropping off 68% to arrive at $8M for the weekend. We were pretty surprised to see that among MoviePass members, the Fox reboot just barely beat The Gift in it’s opening weekend (21.1% over 20.7%), and true to form, it dropped off 76% this weekend, just barely holding on to 5th place with 5%.