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Sunday, August 16, 2015

'Straight Outta Compton' Celebrating a $57.4 Million Opening!

No other film out this weekend seems to have the kind of pull that Straight Outta Compton has had so it's not at all surprising to learn that when all is said and done its opening weekend U.S. haul will likely be close to $60 million. If you came of age in the 90's or were young enough to be intrigued by all of the East Coast Vs. West Coast rap animosity then this film is going to be worth a look. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube were both huge players of that era and they have invested years in making sure that this film is on point and telling a realistic story of how things really were.

According to Deadline, "Straight Outta Compton is touching a cultural nerve, and to say it crossed over is an understatement. Opening weekend for Compton is now looking like it will be north of $59M. I’m told in regards to producing Compton, Ice Cube and Scott Bernstein spent 250 hours in the editing room with Gray. They were also on the set everyday along with Dre. Ice Cube has been involved in the film for 13 years and has been on the road promoting the film with Bernstein. Ice Cube has also appeared on a number of TV outlets promoting the film." explains an insider.

The buzz for this is so strong that Academy screenings are expected to begin soon so that Straight Outta Compton has a shot at being in Oscar contention. Have you checked it out yet for yourself? What are your thoughts if so?

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