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“Straight Outta Compton” Wins Box Office; “No Escape” Disappoints, “We Are Your Friends” Bombs

Straight Outta Compton [Poster]

While it narrowly trailed semi-wide new release “War Room” at the Friday box office, “Straight Outta Compton” pulled ahead as the weekend progressed.

As a result, it tops the weekend box office for a third straight week.

“Compton” earned an estimated $13.2 million from Friday to Sunday. That gave it the edge over the aforementioned “War Room,” which settles for #2 on the strength of its $11.0 million.

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” earns #3 courtesy $8.3 million, while new release “No Escape” debuts at #4 with a similar $8.3 million. The debut is a soft one for “No Escape,” which launched in a healthy 3,355 theaters and represented the weekend’s highest-profile premiere.

“Sinister 2” completed the top five with $4.7 million.

The disappointment associated with the “No Escape” launch had nothing, however, on the paltry performance posted by Zac Efron vehicle “We Are Your Friends.” The EDM-centric film debuted with a disastrous $1.8 million; its pre-screen average was a mere $772.

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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