8.31.2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Rules Box Office for Third Week

Straight Outta Compton is No. 1 again. The biopic about legendary ’80s rap group N.W.A rules the box office for the third weekend in a row.

The F. Gary Gray-directed film pulled in $13.2 million, according to studio estimates. It has earned $134.1 million to date domestically, making it the highest-grossing musical biopic ever, surpassing the lifetime U.S. total of Johnny Cash’s Walk the Line ($119.5 million).

“Wow! I’m speechless… Thank you for seeing #Straightouttacompton,” tweeted the film’s producer Ice Cube.

Compton trumps Christian drama War Room, which took in $11 million, while Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation pulled in $8.3 million (No. 3) in its fifth weekend.