UNIVERSAL'S "Straight Outta Compton" topped the box office for the third-straight week with $13.2 million at North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates. The film, which has now made $134.1 million in total, has continued to dominate August moviegoing. It joins "Jurassic World" as the only movies to lead the box office three consecutive weeks this summer.
The late August weekend held scant competition for "Straight Outta Compton," but "War Room" nearly matched it. The Sony TriStar release took in $11 million by appealing to faith-based audiences, an often powerful but underserved demographic at the multiplex. "War Room" is about an African-American family who perseveres through prayer.
But thoroughness of the flop of "We Are Your Friends" was unusual. The Zac Efron-led film opened with just $1.8 million on 2,333 screens (more than twice the number of "War Room"). That makes it one of the lowest weekend openings ever for a film that played so widely.
"No Escape," the Thailand thriller starring Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, opened with $8.3 million for the Weinstein Co.
In its fifth weekend, Paramount's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" also earned $8.3 million to bring its North American total to $170.4 million.
Overall business on the weekend was down 21.4 percent from last year, according to Rentrak.