Although it faced surprising competition from War Room, Straight Outta Compton pulled off the victory and topped the box office for a third consecutive weekend.
Per Entertainment Weekly:
“Straight Outta Compton” topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, but the N.W.A. biopic faced some unexpected competition in the form of faith-based family drama “War Room,” which surprised with an estimated $11 million debut.
Opening in just 1,135 theaters, “War Room” was expected to gross around $5 million for the weekend; instead, it catapulted to second place behind “Straight Outta Compton,” which scored $13.2 million during its third straight week at the top of the box office.
Despite being largely panned by critics, we have to give it up to War Room for an admirable performance.
Now will Straight Outta Compton top the box office for a fourth weekend, or has its reign run its course?