N.W.A. Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Rakes In $24.2 Million In Opening Night

blame it on JES7 August 15, 2015
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton

It’s been less than 24 hours since the official release of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, and the F. Gary Gray-directed project has already reportedly reeled in a, whopping estimated $24.2 million, spread out across 2,757 North American theaters.

Now, a new report from Deadline estimates that the film is expected to soar above $59M by the time opening weekend closes. The incredibly successful opening marks the “fourth highest opening day for an August release.”

The film’s success is also attributed to strong, catchy viral marketing as well as the release of Dr. Dre’s first album in years – Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre.

I personally haven’t been able to catch Straight Outta Compton yet – although I definitely have plans for next weekend. What are your thoughts on the film? Sound off below.