Straight Outta Compton makes history at the box office!

N.W.A.‘s F. Gary Gray-directed biopic, Straight Outta Compton, took the no. 1 spot at the box office bringing in a whopping $60 million making it the biggest-ever August debut for an R-rated movie.

“The movie tapped into something in our culture and that made it more of a must-see,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at

The film opened in 2,757 theaters and has doubled the $29 million budget to make the film, which is setting the stage for a very profitable summer.

Read our review of Straight Outta Compton.

Congrats to N.W.A., F. Gary Gray, the cast and crew for superb job!