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The music-themed bio-drama, Straight Outta Compton, dominated the box office field over the weekend - vigorously establishing itself as one of the surprise hits of the summer. Debuting with a massive $56.1 million payday, Straight Outta Compton, depicting the highs and lows of the gangsta rap group, N.W.A, surpassed initial expectations - and was met with warm, sterling reviews from critics and moviegoers, alike (boasting a 88% fresh rating and a 96% audience approval, respectively, at Rotten Tomatoes). By comparison, Straight Outta Compton outpaced similarity themed films, like 2002 's 8 Mile ($51.2 million) - loosely based on the life of popular rapper, Eminem, along with 2009 's Notorious ($20.4 million) - based on the life of The Notorious B.I.G. Sliding one spot is the former back-to-back box office champion, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation -…show more content…
Third place belongs to the debut of the TV-to-film reboot, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - which closed out the weekend with a semi-disappointing $13.5 million. The film, starring Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer, was met with solid review from critics, but it 's far from becoming a success story - having been produced on a rather large budget of $75 million. Now, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will look to foreign markets for some desperate needed assistance. Fox 's Fantastic Four continued its rough ride, plummeting nearly 70% in attendance from one week ago - mustering a dismal $8 million. The fourth place finisher has been a hot button topic over the span of the last week - and has been deemed by many to be one of the worst superhero films ever made. From on-set issues to Twitter-fueled rejections from its director, Josh Trank, Fantastic Four is the subject of the worst kind of publicity. It currently sits on a worldwide total of $102 million. Rounding out the top-4 is the thriller, The Gift - adding $6.5 million. The Jason Bateman led drama currently enjoys a solid domestic total of $23.5 million (produced on $5

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