The momentum for Universal/Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton hasn’t slowed coming off its stellar $60.2M opening weekend, racking up an estimated $7.47M at 2,757 on Monday. That’s a strong number for a Monday in August, considering that turnstiles slow as kids head back to school during mid-week. While last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s owns the biggest Monday in August at $11.7M, Compton slots ahead of the August Mondays for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($6.67M), Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes ($6.65M) and G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra ($6.4M). Premium large format has also been key to Compton‘s success, repping 9% of the weekend B.O. with $5.1M. Uni is planning an awards push for the F. Gary Gray-directed film, and began Academy screenings on Saturday. Theater count for Compton is expected to break past 3,000 this weekend as 215 venues are added. Expectations at this point this week is that Uni/Legendary film will hold No. 1 during its second weekend with at least $30M.
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