The epic spike in Red Lobster sales after the release of "Formation" demonstrated the power of The Beyonce Effect. Indeed, even with police unions threatening to boycott her concerts, Beyonce is more popular than ever.
"Straight Outta Compton" had a historic opening weekend, kept the momentum up through week two, and now it has topped the box office for the third consecutive week, pulling in an estimated $13.2 million.
Apart from working on a new album and an N.W.A. film, Ice Cube starred in a new comedy with Kevin Hart, "Ride Along." The movie hit theatres this past weekend, and despite being a holiday weekend the film did big numbers.
Donald Trump's Twitter denunciation of "Hamilton" has seemed to have caused the Broadway musical to have a record sales week at the box office. The show earned a reported $3.3 million in eight shows over the course of Thanksgiving week.