Also, the network noted that they acquired 67% of all 2014 films that made more than $100 million at the U.S. box office according to Variety.
Straight Outta Compton raked in more than $50 million at the box office this weekend – but not everyone is a fan. Even though the movie received rave reviews, it was obvious that at this point, audiences are exhausted of action films and reboots. 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.
The film touches upon racial tension and police brutality – still hot topics in America almost 30 years on – and its box office success means that it has doubled its budget in one weekend. Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Hugh Grant, the film didn’t receive the warm welcome from critics and audiences that the aforementioned films enjoyed, which doesn’t bode well for its immediate box-office future. It’s “one of the biggest surprises of the summer box office“, insisted CNN Money.
National Basketball Association player Dwyane Wade and his wife actress Gabrielle Union pose at the premiere of “Straight Outta Compton” in Los Angeles, California. The 7 percent who did turn out gave the film a favorable A- CinemaScore, and Goldstein hopes that word-of-mouth will spread in the coming weeks. For comparison’s sake, Ice Cube wrote five songs and co-wrote three others.
CNN ran a segment on Monday reporting that there wasn’t violence at movie theaters during the opening weekend of the hip-hop oriented film Straight Outta Compton.
Dr Dre’s soundtrack, Compton, is also top of the UK and US album charts. Warner Bros.’ “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, another new offering, debuted in third with $13.5 million, on par with tracking estimates, reports the LA Times.