Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ box office opening soars to $60.2 million

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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      1. I’d bet my bottom dollar that Jooop believes in his heart he understands the Black dilemma better than an Uncle Tom, er, Conservative Black who actually sees things as they really are and not as sold at the ballot box.

        Just my experience with these things.
        Your mileage may vary…..

        1. I wonder if Jooop would listen to an interview of Dr. Ben Carson and think long & hard about Carson’s answers during that interview, especially on his thoughts and views about the African-American community and afterwards still provide the Progressive label of Uncle Tom? I also wonder if he knows who Dr. Ben Carson is, you know, without Googling?

          1. Or Thomas Sowell
            or Walter E. Williams
            or Clarence Thomas
            or Allen West
            or Michael Powell
            or Lloyd Marcus
            or Herman Cain
            or Shelby Steele
            or Alfonzo Rachel
            or Larry Elder
            or even Mia Love!

            1. Ooops, i didn’t see your Thomas Sowell reference before I rushed to drop his name. Each of those on your list have important points of view, yet I like the clarity and analysis that Sowell brings to his writings.

            2. Agreed.

              His “Basic Economics” should be a required COURSE for freshmen high school students, and just like they have to learn how to apply basic math, chemistry and English methods to further studies, so the same for economics.

              Maybe if more young people really understood this subject, they would be less likely to vote for unsustainable hand-outs when they get to college.

  1. David Edelstein, middle-aged white guy, reviewing Compton and U.N.C.L.E.: “Here’s a tip: Never trust anyone who says, ‘Well, I haven’t seen that movie, but I know I’m going to …’ because you don’t know what you don’t know.”

    1. Is punk rock a weapon against young white minds, then? Both genres of music were born from dissatisfaction with the status quo and a rebellion against those in power.

      1. Yes, it was in a sense, but mainly a release for teenage angst.

        Most artist (that lived, like the Sex Pistols minus Sid) either moved on to other stuff or matured in their music (Elvis Costello, Police). Rappers just get older and more annoying to me.

        By the way, Johnny Ramone was a staunch Republican.

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