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Straight Outta Compton Exceeds Studio Expectations With Weekend Gross Of Over $50 million

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Straight Outta Compton delivered more than expected at the box office!! By Saturday, the film was predicted to take in nearly $50 million, almost double the $25 million to $29 million Universal had forecast!! According to Variety.com:

Friday’s total for “Straight Outta Compton” looked likely to come in the $18 million to $19 million range with a Friday-Sunday total in the $45 million to $49 million area. That’s more than triple for Friday’s total will be around $5 million for an opening around $15 million.

Straight Outta Compton was directed by F. Gary Gray (Set It Off, Friday) and produced by former N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, along with Matt Alvarez and Eazy E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. The film tells the story of the rise and fall of N.W.A., and their impact on music and pop culture through their lyrics about life in the hood.

Straight Outta Compton is currently in theaters everywhere.

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