By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
It looks like the popularity of the “Straight Outta Compton” memes may have translated to massive box office success.
According to multiple reports, the film has topped the box office and brought in nearly $60 million.
LA Times writes:
“Straight Outta Compton” lifted the box office out of its August funk, debuting at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with an estimated $56.1 million.
The robust haul was not shocking given the huge fan following for N.W.A, the rap group on which the movie is based, as well as the intense media coverage and strong word of mouth that came with the release. The movie posted the biggest August opening ever for an R-rated film, and it has become the No. 1 musical biopic.