‘Straight Outta Compton’ Goes Straight Into The Number One Spot At The Box Office

Published On August 17, 2015 » 1337 Views» By Z-rowe »

Before the film’s release, there were several articles questioning if Straight Outta Compton could cross into the mainstream and become a huge success. Of course, those articles were ridiculous because the movie didn’t need to cross anything to become mainstream.

How would a film about one of the most popular groups in the most important cultural movement of the last 30-40 years not be mainstream? Oh wait, I know! It’s because there wasn’t a straight white male lead to market the movie, right? Because we all know no one wants to see a movie if Zac Efron isn’t taking off his shirt in it.

I mean, yeah, their debut studio album Straight Outta Compton shocked the world when it reached double platinum sales status, but would anyone actually go see a movie about the group? The answer is yes.

N.W.A shocked the world again. Straight Outta Compton crushed the competition last weekend with an impressive $56.1 million total. It passed American Pie 2 to become the biggest-ever August debut for an R-rated film. It has already doubled its production budget in just three days.

“The movie tapped into something in our culture and that made it more of a must-see.” Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com told Variety.

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I’d suggest you go watch it. It’s a wonderful movie.




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