Thursday, May 30, 2024

Box Office: Straight Outta Compton Is A $75 Mil Phenom in Just Five Days


The Tuesday numbers are in. “Straight Outta Compton” is just a sliver under $75 million after only five days. This is absolutely remarkable. F. Gary Gray’s tale of NWA, Dr Dr and friends has gone through the roof. By next Monday, the Universal feature will have topped $100 million easily.

Meanwhile Universal is having the greatest season of its life. Between “Fast and Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” and “Minions,” “Trainwreck,” and so on, Universal has already raked in over $2 billion since January 1st.

Compare that to Paramount’s $500 million so far. Or Warner Bros.’ $1.2 billion on twice as many films.

And Dr. Dre’s soundtrack album continues to sell like hot cakes.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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