Straight Outta Compton makes history!
N.W.A, the group that put rap on mainsteam, the biopic topped the box office for the third week in a row.
The biopic brought in $134.1 million domestically making history as it is the highest grossing biopic, according to USA Today.
The cast attended the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. O’Shea Jackson Jr. presented an award with his father, former N.W.A member Ice Cube. Jackson Jr. revealed how exciting and an an honor to play his father.
Box office analyst, Paul Dergarabedian, for the movie tracking firm Rentrak, believes that the release of the biopic in August release helped it be extremely successful.
“Straight Outta Compton is taking full advantage of being a great movie released at a great time in the movie calendar,” said Dergarabedian. “There’s just not a lot of competition out there.”
Regardless of the outcome after the release of the biopic, Straight Outta Compton had a lot of traffic where individuals spoke out about the legendary hip-hop group, police brutality and rap.