‘Straight Outta Compton’ Has Become the Highest-Grossing Film from a Black Director


Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” has set another record.

The N.W.A. biopic, helmed by F. Gary Gray, just crossed the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing movie from an African American director ever.

The film’s current domestic gross is $161.1 million; its international gross will be $38.9 million by end of day, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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

This marks Universal’s seventh film to reach $200 million worldwide in 2015. The studios other multi-million successes include “Furious 7” and “Minions.”

There are four international territories that have yet to release the film, including Russia on Nov. 12 and Spain on Nov. 13. This means “Straight Outta Compton”’s box office bank is far from done.


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