Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella’s Biopic is a hit
NWA‘s F. Gary Gray-directed biopic Straight Outta Compton opened this weekend earning $60.2 Million dollars in box office revenue. The impressive figure makes Straight Outta Compton the fifth best August movie opening of all time. The film opened in 2,757 theaters, earning $21,835 per screen on average. The movie gave Universal a huge push, helping the company reach $2 billion in box office revenue on Saturday.
Straight Outta Compton isn’t just a box office hit, it’s also a hit to the critics earning “certified fresh” status on Rotten Tomatoes — holding a strong 89% rating based on 105 critic reviews. Over 30,000 people liked the film on Rotten Tomatoes leaving the audience score even higher at 96%.