Movie theaters taking heightened security measures over Straight Outta Compton’s debut weekend will be able to have those expenses paid back by Universal Pictures, according to multiple reports.
Underlining the concern for security, the Los Angeles Police Department told CNNMoney Thursday that there will be extra police around theaters for the film’s release.
“Straight Outta Compton” is also estimated by insiders as mentioned by the entertainment website to generate as much as $40-50M in 2,751 theaters.
The 50-year-old rapper spent several years working on the collection although it was never released because he wasn’t “feeling it”, leading him to question whether he even wanted to continue making music. Read the rest of it here, and check out Straight Outta Compton in theaters.
“I made some fucking awful mistakes in my life”, says Dre. The drama is produced by original N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.
Although the Guns N’ Roses frontman helped Dre realise how far they’d come, his collaborator Ice Cube has also pointed out the influence his own group had on pop culture as a whole.
Some are speculating that hostility toward police in reality and in Straight Outta Compton may incite violence at some theaters, which may explain the desire for additional protection.
LAPD spokesperson Jack Richter told Variety: “In light of everything that’s going on, we are dispatching additional officers to theaters that are showing the film”.
The movie chronicles the rise in the late 1980s of seminal California gangsta rap group, N.W.A., which stands for something unprintable on this website.
“With all the police violence happening across the nation it might be relevant to some extent”, said movie goer Fernando McDougle.
“I feel it’s the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album”, Dre said during an episode of his radio show, The Pharmacy.