‘Straight Outta Compton’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie from African-American Director

“Straight Outta Compton” Jaimie Trueblood/Courtesy of Universal Studios
“Straight Outta Compton”
Jaimie Trueblood/Courtesy of Universal Studios

N.W.A biopic crosses $200 million biopic.

Universal Pictures and Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton has earned $200 million at the worldwide box office.

The current domestic gross of the N.W.A biopic is $161.1 million and international gross will be $38.9 million by end of day.

The F. Gary Gray-helmed film is also the highest-grossing movie from an African American director ever.

Straight Outta Compton was the No. 1 R-rated August opener ever, grossing $60 million during it’s opening weekend, and it held the No. 1 box office position for three weeks in a row.

It follows the rise and fall of rap group N.W.A, and stars Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins and O’Shea Jackson Jr. as founding members Eazy E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.

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Source: Billboard | Mia Galuppo

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