Gary Gray. It also overshadowed other rap movies like Eminem’s 8 Mile, which bowed to $51.2 million in 2002 and Notorious, the story of Notorious B.I.G.
Eighth place went to animated comedy sequel “Minions“, featuring the yellow mischief-making creatures, with US$5.1 million. American Pie 2 previously held the record in 2001 with a $45.1 million opening, according to Variety.
The commercial rights to the box office hit, “Straight Outta Compton”, now have been nabbed by FX according to Deadline. The film now boasts a score of 88% on the movie review website, Rotten Tomatoes. “Summer movies have become so monolithic over the last decade that releasing the film at this time of year was brazen, and I think youth culture responds to brazen”. The star-studded album, his first in almost 16 years, could sell as many as 300,000 copies in its first week, Billboard predicts.
Joining members of the STASHED squad for this latest roundtable are Katie McCuig of Movie Pass and esteemed hip-hop head / entertainment lawyer Reggie Osse aka Combat Jack of The Combat Jack Show.
Straight Outta Compton and into the history books.
Straight Outta Compton earned the highest premiere sum in its genre, beating Ray, Walk the Line, and Notorious.
What’s behind the success of “Compton“?
Dr Dre’s soundtrack, Compton, is also top of the UK and US album charts. (Warner Bros.): $13.5 million/total? For two days in a row, it has trended in the Number One position across the social media sites of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It seems things had cooled off box office wise and the “Fantastic Four” reboot wasn’t the hero the industry was waiting for ’cause it bombed big.
Foxs Fantastic Four plummeted to $8 million to take the fourth place spot, while The Gift took fifth with $6.5 million. The movie is considered a flop although it starred some top actors such as Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, which opened to $60.1 million in 2002.