‘Straight Outta Compton’, The N.W.A. biopic, topped box office charts this past weekend. The movie, based on the legendary rap group N.W.A., opened August 14th, and was projected to make just around $30 million dollars. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ topped movie charts this weekend, making over $60 million dollars. The movie surpassed ‘Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation’, which made $17 million dollars. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ made more money in its opening weekend than any other rated R movie in history, and was the 5th largest profiting movie in history.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ was co-produced by original members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Music producer Dr. Dre, also produced the films soundtrack entitled ‘Compton’, his first studio album in 16 years. ‘Compton’ was streamed over 25 million times on Apple Music during the first week of its release.