On Twitter, Ren has encouraged people to see the film, but on Saturday also suggested the film minimized his contribution to the groundbreaking group.
“‘I’ve been seeing him rap these words forever, you know?”
Executive producers include original founding members of N.W.A, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, as well as Gray, Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez and Scott Bernstein.
“Straight Outta Compton” follows the story of the groundbreaking hip-hop group N.W.A and was produced with a budget of only $29 million. Universal had previously predicted a very conservative $25 to $30 million opening.
In seventh was the raunchy comedy “Vacation”, about a family holiday gone awry which stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chevy Chase, with $5.3 million.
Movie theatres in the US reportedly hired extra security as they feared violence would erupt at opening weekend screenings of Straight Outta Compton.
The movie is also the best opening ever for a music biopic, exceeding the launch for Johnny Cash drama “Walk the Line” in 2005, which brought in $22.3 million, according to Box Office Mojo. 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.
‘To have been looking at his movements and then getting them down. And once the trailer to the Dr. Dre production landed, we all couldn’t wait for its release.
“Fifty Shades of Grey”, “Furious 7”, “Pitch ideal 2”, “Jurassic World”, “Minions“, “Straight Outta Compton“.
The critically-panned superhero movie, “Fantastic Four“, grossed $8 million, coming in fourth at the domestic box office, and the thriller “The Gift” grossed more than $6 million this past weekend, placing fifth.