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'Straight Outta Compton' Stays on Top of the Weekend Box Office

From left, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and O'Shea Jackson Jr. star in "Straight Outta Compton" (Photo by Universal Pictures).

LOS ANGELES - Universal's "Straight Outta Compton" stayed on top of the weekend box office for the second straight weekend with a $26.76 million take, well ahead of the weekend's new, the horror-themed "Sinister 2." and the spy entries "Hitman: Agent 47," and "American Ultra."

"Compton" has earned $111.48 million after two weeks. In second place, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" earned 11.70 million for a four-week total of $157.76 million. In third was "Sinister 2," the sequel to the 2012 horror sleeper hit "Sinister," starring Ethan Hawke. "Sinister 2" earned back the $10 million it cost to make by raking in $10.63 million on its opening weekend.

With their negative reviews from critics, the $35 million "Hitman: Agent 47," and the $12 million "American Ultra." tanked at the box office. "Hitman: Agent 47," came in fourth place, earning $8.20 million while "American Ultra" followed in the sixth spot with $5.50 million. "American Ultra," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, about a stoner who discovers that he’s really a sleeper CIA assassin, was not helped by Stewart's fans who failed to show up. "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." was sandwiched in between the two spy thrillers in fifth place with $7.42 million and $26.64 million over two weeks.

The rest stacked up this way:

7. "The Gift" (STX) $4.30 million for a three-week total of $31.05 million

8. "Ant-Man" (Warner Bros.) $4.09 million for a six-week total of $164.52 million

9. "Minions" (Universal) $3.71 million for a seven-week total of $319.96 million

10. "Fantastic Four" (Fox) $3.65 million for a three-week total of $49.62 million

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