“By the top of in the present day, it’s going to have outgrossed the whole lot on stated record save for ‘eight Mile, ‘ which opened with $51 million again in 2002 on its option to a $116 million cume”.
Dr. Dre has also announced plans to donate royalties from his album to create a new arts and entertainment center for children.
While the studio predicted a weekend box office of .1 million on Sunday morning, on Monday it revised that number to a whopping $60.2 million.
Compton’s debut is head and shoulders above the $55.5 million earned by Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Ant-Man’s $57.2 million.
There have been over 5.4 million downloads to date and it trended No1 across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for two days in a row.
N.W.A.’s original line-up consisted of rap legends Ice Cube, the late Easy-E, Dr.Dre and Arabian Prince; MC Ren and DJ Yella joined later on.
Exit polls showed audiences were evenly divided between genders, while 46% were African-American and 23% white.
Spy adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” fizzled in its debut, finishing No. 3 and grossing just $13.5 million. “Compton” had been forecast to rake in somewhere in the mid to high $40 millions. Eighty-six percent of our audience was over 25 and 39 percent are over 50, he said.
Let us know who you think in the comments. Universal crossed the $2 billion mark domestically on Saturday – four months ahead of previous record-holder Warner Bros.
Fantastic Four is still not revealing any budget numbers, but at an estimated $8 million for a second weekend, it is likely flopping, even counting an uptick in foreign box office.
Superheroes, dinosaurs, and space adventures may rule the summer box office, but the huge success of hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton this weekend proves that there is still demand for more traditional, adult-orientated fare at this time of year.