‘Straight Outta Compton’ is keeping it gangsta.
The N.W.A biopic made $26.7 million in the Box Office. Meanwhile, Jason Blum’s Sinister 2, Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47, and Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg comedy American Ultra flopped in the box office.
According to TheWrap, the low-budget Jason Blum horror movie Sinister 2 was the best new release movie making an underwhelming $10.6 million. But, the award for the biggest Box Office bomb this week goes to American Ultra opened to only $5.5 million.
American Ultra filmed in New Orleans last year with producers hiring many crew members to work on the production. American Ultra features Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) in an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the hit comedy, Project X. Jesse Eisenberg played an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe, played by Kristin Stewart. One night their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
American Ultra has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 45%, based on 106 reviews, with an average rating of 5.5/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “American Ultra has some interesting ideas, but like its stoned protagonist, it’s too easily distracted to live up to its true potential.”
Straight Outta Compton made over $100 million this weekend, so did the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck. With Jurassic World and Furious 7 Universal dominated the summer box office earning 60% of the summer’s total earnings.