My première blog on the Hollywood cinema world starts as I intend to continue . …bringing the best Hollywood insider reporting. NWA and Compton are in our collective psyche, and while I personally have concerns (which I will later address) , I wanted the best for you my readers.
Directamente desde Hollywood , CA . Saludos Y Salud .
7TH & 6TH UPDATE, Monday 4:30PM after 6:30 AM post with chart: Universal/Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton steamrolled its initial $40M-$50M projections this weekend with a $60.2M opening, easily making it the fifth-highest August opener ever. Rival distributors always knew that the F. Gary Gray-directed-film was going to overperform; it was a similar vibe they had during the weekend that American Sniper went wide.
Even more impressive, the musical biopic about hip-hop group N.W.A posted a FSS in tentpole territory, pegging ahead of such August openings as M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs ($60.1M), Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes ($54.8M) and G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra ($54.7M). Compton‘s weekend also outstrips the first weekends of such 2015 summer tentpoles as Ant-Man ($57.2M) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($55.5M), which were playing in close to 1,200 more venues than the biopic’s 2,757-theater count. Compton attributes its success to a marketing campaign…
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