U.K. Box Office: 'Straight Outta Compton' Maintains Rhythm in Quiet Week

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'No Escape' was the highest new entry.

In what was a relatively slow weekend in U.K. cinemas, Straight Outta Compton easily held onto the top spot, taking $2.1 million in its second week for a 10-day total of $8.9 million.

Inside Out was also a non-mover, glued to second place with $1.1 in its seventh week. The Pixar film has now spent four consecutive weeks in the second spot and, with $54.9 million, is the fourth most successful animation of all time in the U.K.

The week's highest newest entry was the Owen Wilson action-thriller No Escape, which took $973,000 and landed in third, two places up from Sundance hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which bowed with $652,000.

The Transporter Refueled and American Ultra tussled over the other newcomer positions, with EuropaCorp's action reboot coming in seventh with $540,000 compared with the stoner comedy's $530,000.

This week sees the launch of The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Tom Hardy double-act Legend, both of which could battle Straight Outta Compton for the box-office crown.

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