“Straight Outta Compton is an even bigger chart topper than initial estimates suggested,” Brent Lang reports for Variety.
“The rap drama debuted to $60.2 million, more than the $56.1 million that Universal, the studio behind the film, reported,” Lang reports. “That number ranks as the fifth biggest August opening in history and the biggest debut for an R-rated film during the month.”
“Straight Outta Compton cost an economical $29 million to produce, so it is well on its way to being profitable. Receipts are split with distributors, and there are marketing costs to factor in, but “Straight Outta Compton” should have some of the most enviable profit margins of the summer,” Lang reports. “It was co-produced by original members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube and co-financed by Legendary Pictures.”
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