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.