[Hip Hop News Now] ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Tops Box Office Charts

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N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” exceeds expectations and tops the U.S. box office last weekend with $60.2 million. The film, which tells the story of the legendary N.W.A. rap group, was originally projected to bring in closer to $25 million for its debut. However, the movie not only crushed that projection, it also more than doubled its production budget of $29 million. 

The success of “Straight Outta Compton” represents a huge win for Hip Hop. As the culture takes strides toward gaining respect, “Compton” has the best selling R-rated movie opening ever. It appears that ticket sales will have a bigger impact than record sales on the genre this year. 

This movie will surely go down as a classic, now sitting in the company of films like “Boyz n the Hood,” and “Menace II Society.” 

“Straight Outta Compton” is definitely a must see, so do yourself a favor and be sure to check it out. 

  

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