‘Straight Outta Compton’ $57.4M Opening Is Tentpole Turf; ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ Doesn’t Find Relatives – Final Sunday Update


5TH UPDATE, final Sunday AM report after 7AM post: Universal/Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton raised the roof this weekend for a dramatic biopic, on track for a $57.4M opening weekend per industry estimates. Universal figures have it lower at $56.09M at 2,757 theaters. Astounding numbers in any case for a summer drama. Consider the fact that Compton is beating the openings of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($55.5M) and potentially Ant-Man ($57.2M) and that’s with nearly 1,200 fewer theaters! Among August opening records, Compton is sixth. However, its FSS beats the first weekends of such August tentpoles Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($54.8M), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ($54.7M) and Rush Hour 3 ($49.1M).

straight outta comptonCompton’s first weekend is also the best ever for a musical biopic. Many are saying Compton‘s opening beats Fox’s Johnny Cash bio Walk the Line which made $22.3M. I’m of the mindset that Compton bested the first frame…

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