'Straight Outta Compton' is crushing expectations

Universal’s epic year at the box office just got even better.

The N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” took in an astounding $US24.2 million on opening day, including the already impressive $US4.96 million it earned during its Thursday night preview screenings.

The film was originally projected to make closer to $US25 million over the entire weekend, but is now expected to earn about $US60 million all-in thanks in-part to its brilliant viral marketing and positive reviews.

Considering that the film is an R-rated, nearly 2 and a half hour rap biopic, all these figures are extra impressive.

Factor in the film’s scant $US29 million budget, and this thing will likely be in the black by the time you read this post.

Watch the trailer below.

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