'Straight Outta Compton' to Dominate for Third Week


The summer will fizzle out at the box office with “Straight Outta Compton” expected to easily dominate for a third straight week to cap off a slow August.


The rap biopic could bring in between $14 million and a little less than $16 million this weekend in American theaters to hold off newcomers “We Are Your Friends” with Zac Efron, the Owen Wilson thriller “No Escape” and the faith-based drama “War Room.”

“Straight Outta Compton,” following the rise of N.W.A., has already exceeded all expectations by collecting nearly $119 million going into the weekend.

“It continues to generate conversation and excitement, and it’s continuing to benefit from a very good release date,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak, tells Variety.


Of the new releases, “War Room” is expected to do the best with about $10 million, while “We Are Your Friends” is expected to go down as a disappointment despite Efron’s huge social media popularity.