“Straight Outta Compton” Earns $24M In Box Office Opening Day

Straight Outta Compton (Red Band Trailer)

The anticipated N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, hit theaters on Friday (August 14), drawing in moviegoers with an estimated $24.4 million in its first day.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie launch during Thursday night (August 13) with screenings that brought in $4.96 million. Furthermore, it was greeted with an enthusiastic A CinemaScore from moviegoers.

Compton is the latest in a string of hits from Universal, helping them reach out a total domestic gross for the year above the $2 billion mark.

The film is expected to finish the weekend with $40 to $50 million.

Directed by F. Gary Gray, the films tells the story of the legendary hip-hop group, N.W.A., and their rise to fame and impact on the genre.