“Straight Outta Compton” also continued a hot streak for Universal Pictures, which has rolled out such hits this year as “Jurassic World“, “Fifty Shades of Grey“, “Pitch flawless 2”, “Minions“, and “Furious 7”.
Speaking with XXL, Ice Cube spoke on recent arguments that politics are “missing” from current rap, whether or not N.W.A. could find mainstream success in 2015, and his future film projects. The release date of the film has a lot to do with its climb to box office.
Straight Outta Compton is off to a phenomenal star with the 5th best August opening weekend.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation nabbed another $17.2 million, down just 39.7% for a total of $138.3 million after 17 days. 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.
“Straight Outta Compton” won the box office, beating out the big budget blockbuster “The Man from U.N.C.L.E“.
Hollywood number crunchers who make film projections are licking their wounds this Monday morning. Twenty years later, N.W.A.’s story has proven to be a massive hit for moviegoers, and the film has raked in approximately million dollars, a figure that is spectacularly close to Ant-Man’s $57.2-million opening last month. “Universal has a more modest forecast in the mid-to-high $20-million range”. And once the trailer to the Dr. Dre production landed, we all couldn’t wait for its release. Rounding out the top five was the psychological thriller “The Gift” which added another $6.5 million to its tally. However, no one is able to see the movie in the city it takes place in, because Compton has no theaters. CinemaScore says most are giving an “A” grade.
“[The movie is] the sixth-biggest August debut ever, the 10th-biggest R-rated debut of all time, and double the earlier greatest debut for a musical biopic”, Mendelson wrote. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.