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

Straight Outta Compton BTS - H 2015
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Straight Outta Compton BTS - H 2015

'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.

Global Grosses 9/7/15

Rentrak Actuals for Weekend of 9/7/15
Weekend Cume
1. Straight Outta Compton $16.7M $168.3M
2. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation $16.6M $509.1M
3. Minions $13.6M $1.0B
4. Hitman: Agent 47 $13.6M $62.9M
5. Ant-Man $12.9M $383.7M
6. Terminator Genisys $11.6M $435.9M
7. Transporter Refueled $11.1M $11.6M
8. Inside Out $10.2M $734.4M
9. The Dead End $9.9M $41.0M
10. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. $9.6M $85.4M

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.