Straight Outta Compton’s box office debut was even bigger than originally thought.
The N.W.A. biopic brought in $60.2 million in its opening weekend, topping the $56.1 million estimate Universal initially reported Sunday. Even that first figure was enough to give the film the top spot at the weekend box office.
With that newly adjusted number, Straight Outta Compton now sits as the fifth biggest August opening ever, and the largest R-rated August opening in box office history. The film also earned the biggest opening ever for a musical biopic, with more than double what the previous record-holder, Walk the Line, opened to in 2005 ($22.3 million).
Compton’s box office numbers added to what’s already been a big year for Universal, which this weekend became the fastest studio to cross $2 billion domestically.
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