'Straight Outta Compton' Wins Box Office For Third Week

"Straight Outta Compton" won the box office for a third straight week.

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Three weeks after Straight Outta Compton shocked experts by making more money than anyone had anticipated, the music biopic is still ruling the box office.

Compton added another $13.2 million over the weekend to bring its total to $134.1 million so far. It's also now the only movie to win three consecutive weeks at the box office this year, other than Jurassic World, according to The Associated Press. Not bad for a movie that only cost a reported $25 million to make.

Compton winning again wasn't a surprise though. What was a surprise was this week's No. 2 movie, War Room, which debuted to $11 million. 

Since you haven't heard of War Room until now, here's the official synopsis:

"With great jobs, a beautiful daughter (actress you haven't heard of) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as husband Tony (actor you haven't heard of) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (actress you haven't heard of) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (actress you haven't heard of), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer."

Yes, a faith-based film made $11 million at the box office in 2015. Make of that what you will. 

The rest of the top five included: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” $8.3 million;  No Escape, $8.3 million, and Sinister 2, $4.7 million.


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