Straight Outta Compton has gone straight to the top of the box office

The thrilling biopic about the gangsta rap group N.W.A electrified audiences enough to grab the top spot with more than $60 million, according to updated data Monday, followed by previous top dog Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and big-budget flops The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Fantastic Four

Compton is now the top August debut for an R-rated film, sailing past 2001’s American Pie 2 ($45 million). The giant opening weekend also makes Compton the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, trumping Walk the Line, the Johnny Cash story starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, which banked a little over $22 million in its 2005 opening weekend Read more…

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