"Straight Outta Compton" is killing it in the box office.
"Straight Outta Compton" had a strong opening day, garnering $24.2 million in ticket sales in 2,754 North American theaters. Thursday night screenings raked in an estimated $4.96 million alone. The film is now projected to net $59.4 million over the course of its opening weekend, according to Deadline.
Original projections had "Straight Outta Compton" doing $18-19 million on opening day and $40-50 million its opening weekend. It's not surprising that the film is killing it in the box office, as Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, & N.W.A. have the power to resonate with hip hop enthusiasts young and old.
"Straight Outta Compton" is currently sporting a 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Have you seen it yet? What'd you think?