*Well, as expected, “Straight Outta Compton” went straight to the top of the box office this weekend, taking in an estimated $56.1 million dollars.
Still looking good and coming in at umber 2 in the U.S. and Canada, Paramount Pictures’ “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” added $17 million in its third weekend. Warner Bros.’ “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” another new offering, debuted in third with $13.5 million, on par with tracking estimates, reports the LA Times.
A lot of so-called experts initially didn’t expect “Compton” to open strong as it did says Nicholas Carpou, Universal Pictures’ head of domestic distribution.
“I think there was great hope that it would resonate,” Carpou said, “and it did that, but it also turned around the box office.”
Actually being the top theater draw is only part of the story. It seems things had cooled off box office wise and the “Fantastic…