“Straight Outta Compton” Banks $24 Mil Opening Night, Massive Weekend Projections Revealed

Music moguls Dr. Dre and Ice Cube‘s new Straight Outta Compton movie is reportedly set to make nearly $60 million at the box office in its opening weekend.
Based on early projections, the biopic on iconic rap group N.W.A. is on pace for a $57 million weekend.
It’s the battle of the initials at the weekend box office, with N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” outperforming “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” “Compton” pulled in $24 million in Friday receipts, putting it on track for a $57 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates. Universal had pegged “Compton” for an opening between $25 million and $29 million, about half the haul it’s now expected to generate. (Variety)

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