This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., left, as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton.” (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The faith-based family drama “War Room” outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the second place spot with $11.4 million from only 1,135 locations. The PG-rated film lost the top spot to “Straight Outta Compton,” which is still playing in over 3,000 theaters, but flew past its modest $3.5 million budget on a relatively limited number of screens.
Other new releases didn’t fare so well. Warner Bros.’ electronic dance music drama movie “We Are Your Friends” bombed with only $1.8 million, making it one of the worst openings of all time for a film in wide release. Starring Zac Efron, “We Are Your Friends” cost a modest $6 million to produce, but Warner Bros. only spent $2 million to acquire it.
The Owen Wilson thriller “No Escape” opened in fourth with modest $8.1 million from weekend. The Weinstein Company film has earned $10.2 million since its Wednesday opening.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak: