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“We Are Your Friends” Bombs; “War Room,” “Compton” Top Friday Box Office

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Zac Efron’s tepidly reviewed EDM film “We Are Your Friends” predictably got off to an abymal got off to an abysmal start at the box office.

The film earned a mere $725,000 in Friday receipts. The tally, which amounts to an average of just $311 per screen, positions “Friends” at #12 on the Friday box office chart.

The chart’s leader is religion-oriented film “War Room,” which earned $3.875 million from its semi-wide 1,135 screen count ($3,414 per screen). It narrowly edges “Straight Outta Compton” ($3.830 million) on the Friday chart.

“Compton” is nonetheless expected to overtake “War Room” by the end of the weekend. It will thus top the weekend box office for a third straight weke.

New release “No Escape,” Friday’s #3 film, earned a soft $2.440 million. “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” ($2.180 million) and “Sinister 2” ($1.400 million) followed at #4 and #5, respectively.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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