Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg lacked the roaring box office debut in their new Lionsgate film. In fact “American Ultra” left “Straight Outta Compton” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” intact at precisely the respective 1st and 2nd domestic rankings over the prior Aug. weekend. More to a rap biopic point, Universal Pictures’ N.W.A. film hit a lower number one earnings upon a second week’s run, according to Box Office Mojo, but not lower than movies structuring the bottom half of Aug. 21 to 23s Top 10.
Upwards from the tenth rank, Fox’s “Fantastic Four” pulled in a non-superlative $3.6 million. “Minions” keeps alive both the animation movie prevalance along with Universal’s doubling down presence within this current highest commercial roster. It cleared $3.7 million for a 9th spot below Marvel’s well-recieved critical success with a $4. million gross powering at a six-week’s showing.
And it’s here that “American Ultra” makes a median premiere three-day. The comedy-thriller delivered a $5.5 million kickstart, lined up right above STX Entertainment’s horror-thriller “The Gift”, starring Jason Bateman, that displays a $4.3 mil on its 5th week in theaters.
A beginning at the box office middle not only played at a deeper curve than accompanying new films “Sinister 2” and “Hitman: Agent 47” but sealed mediocre juxtaposition within the career ratings for the film’s stars.
With Stewart the no-brainer top earner belongs to her on-the-map precursing “Twilight” franchise years. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” broke out a $142.8 million opener while the other installments storying the vampire and werewolf tinged tension for a human girl’s romantic heart fills out the first 5 of Stewart’s best before a breakaway in 2012s “Snow White and the Huntsman”. That Universal film took in $56.2 million. The listing scrolls down past castings in films by Sony, Fox and Miramax until “America Ultra” slates at fourteenth.
Eisenberg fares a bit higher rating with “American Ultra”. The upcoming Lex Luthor portrayer in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” has M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” on the high rung of his listing. That co-starring with Bryce Dallas Howard brought in $50.7 million for its debut. Then some repeat signings in Sony and Twentieth Century Fox movies dashed with turns in productions by Miramax, Dimension Films and Lionsgate/Summit leads down into a tenth slate for “American Ultra”.
The last full Aug. three-day is almost a scenario outshone by the grounded standings that make the Top 10 current. That is if wasn’t for the other two opening flicks that highlight an entertainment medium’s storied weekend opposite “Straight Outta Compton” two-peat.
At 3rd Focus –‘s “Sinister 2” was one of two that beat out the 3-weeks’ showing for “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”. The horror sequel raked $10.6 million. A gross able to put the video game based sequel from Fox at 4th. “Hitman: Agent 47” had an $8.2 million opening.
Actors Henry Cavill (“Immortals”, “Man of Steel”) and Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”, “The Lone Ranger”) star in the action-oriented “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” by Warner Bros. sets the bottom line for this present day’s Top 5.
Overall its another Dre Day covering the rapper’s heyday lyricing alongside DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube and Eazy-E. That twenty-years lapsing differential claiming another Top 100 records holding as a trend-setter has again made music-drama filled headlines. If “Straight Outta Compton” straight out holds on to the box office lead a while longer then a whole alternative consideration addresses the rap based movie. Beyond it’s showing strength capacity now.