'Straight Outta Compton' rules for third straight week

Cast member Jason Mitchell, who portrays Eazy-E, poses at the premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" in Los Angeles, California August 10, 2015.
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LOS ANGELES - "Straight Outta Compton" reigned supreme at the North American box office for a third straight week, with another $13.1 million (S$18.5 million) in ticket sales, industry figures showed Monday.

The biopic about pioneering rap group N.W.A. -- the surprise hit of the summer -- has so far raked in $134 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Debuting in second place was Christian faith-based drama "War Room," about a couple's faltering marriage, which took in $11.4 million.

Knocked down to the number three spot was "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," the fifth installment of the heart-pounding Tom Cruise action franchise. The film brought in $8.2 million, bringing its total haul to $170.2 million.

Coming in fourth was "No Escape," an expat adventure film starring Owen Wilson as a father trying to save his family in the middle of a foreign country's political uprising. The film brought in $8.1 million on its opening weekend.

Horror flick "Sinister 2" -- about a child's nightly visitations from ghoulish kids -- was knocked down to the number five spot with $4.7 million.

"The Man from UNC.L.E.," a reboot of the 1960s TV spy series of the same name, fell to sixth on the list with $4.4 million in sales.

Video game-inspired action film "Hitman: Agent 47," about a genetically engineered killer, came in seventh at $4.2 million.

In eighth place was Marvel superhero flick "Ant-Man" with $3.1 million.

"Jurassic World" powered back into ninth place on the back of its re-release in IMAX theatres. The latest instalment in the blockbuster dinosaur series took in $3.01 million, boosting its cumulative total to $643 million.

Psychological thriller "The Gift," starring Jason Bateman, rounded out the top 10 with just over $3 million.