All summer movie seasons end with a whimper and 2015 was no different. The final weekend of August was a pretty sad display across the board, with Straight Outta Compton nabbing the number one spot by default while just about every new release faltered. You know it’s a slow weekend when a movie promoted exclusively to faith-based audiences nabs the number two spot.

Film Weekend Per Screen
1 Straight Outta Compton $13,243,000 (-50%) $4,215 $134,129,000
2 War Room $11,000,000 $9,692 $11,000,000
3 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation $8,300,000 (-28%) $2,682 $170,386,000
4 No Escape $8,288,000 $2,470 $10,348,000
5 Sinister 2 $4,650,000 (-56%)
$1,661 $18,511,000
6 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. $4,410,000 (-40%) $1,630 $34,121,000
7 Hitman: Agent 47 $3,850,000 (-54%) $1,176 $15,270,000
8 The Gift $3,134,000 (-27%) $1,620 $35,960,000
9 Jurassic World $3,122,000 (+230%) $2,520 $643,090,000
10 Ant-Man $3,054,000 (-25%) $1,807 $169,186,000

 

There were a few other winners this weekend. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation kept on trucking, dropping only 28 percent and adding $8 million to its gross. With $170 million in the bank and little competition on the way, $200 million is still very likely (but it will be a fight). Elsewhere in the top 10, The Gift continued to be the surprise sleeper of the month, taking a minor drop on its way to $40 million. It won’t get to $50 million, but this thing also cost a handful of dimes and quarters to make. This is a victory. And finally, Ant-Man looks to bow out of the top 10 with $170 million, which isn’t spectacular, but it sure is solid, especially for a movie that no one expected to make a splash.

But No Escape? Dead on arrival. Sinister 2? Faltering. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? Lucky to have Fantastic Four around to make its bombing look better. Hitman: Agent 47? Wait...that came out? Yep, summer is definitely over.