The “Straight Outta Compton” cast and crew passed a major milestone at the box office this weekend and they have two weeks worth of exceptionally bad movies to thank.
For the third week in a row, “Straight Outta Compton” takes the No. 1 spot at the box office, bringing in an estimated $13 million, making the domestic total $134 million. Which leads me to that major milestone I was talking about earlier.
Now this is where I would list all the records Universal Pictures has broken this year. Instead, I’m gonna go get some food, maybe run some errands and let our producers handle it.
Highest Grossing Year for a Studio Ever (5.53 Billion)
Fastest Studio to Reach $1B at Domestic Box Office Ever
Fastest Studio to Reach $3B, $4B, and $5B at Worldwide Box Office Ever
“Straight Outta Compton” Highest Grossing Music Biopic Ever ($134M)
“Minions” Highest Grossing Animated Film of the Year ($1B)
“Minions” Biggest Opening-Day for an Animated Film Ever ($46M)
“Jurassic World” Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time ($208B)
“Jurassic World” Fastest to $100, $200, $300, $400 and $500 Million
“Furious 7” Biggest Opening Weekend in April Ever ($147)
“Fifty Shades of Grey” Biggest Opening Weekend in February Ever ($85)
“War Room” falls directly in line with other successful faith-based films. Critics loathe it, audiences love it and the studio makes one hell of a profit.
So despite “War Room” being, "shot like a term-life insurance infomercial” and a “mighty long-winded wincingly overwrought domestic drama…" the film managed to get a very specific group of moviegoers to visit the theater in droves this weekend.
Spending its fifth week in the top 3 is “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation,” which brought in an estimated $8.3 million in the States. That just barely edged out Owen Wilson in “No Escape,” which racked up $8.28 million.
As for next week ... (Video via Relativity Media / "The Transporter: Refueled")