‘Compton’ stays straight, again leads box office with $26.8 million _lowres

Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP -- From left, New Orleans actor Jason Mitchell stars as Eazy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and O'Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, in the film, 'Straight Outta Compton.'

NEW YORK (AP) — N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” easily maintained its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a sleepy late summer weekend at the multiplexes.

The film co-stars New Orleans actor Jason Mitchell as N.W.A. member Eazy-E.

“Straight Outta Compton,” a much buzzed-about hit, dominated over the late August releases that often characterize Hollywood’s dog days of summer. It has now made $111.5 million in two weeks.

The low-budget horror sequel “Sinister 2” fared the best of the new releases, opening with $10.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox’s assassin thriller “Hitman: Agent 47,” the second attempt to adapt the popular video game, disappointed with $8.2 million.

Lionsgate’s “American Ultra,” starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, also failed to spark much interest, opening with $5.5 million.

“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” came in second with $11.7 million in its fourth week.