STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Hits $113.8 Million at Box OfficeKim's Kronicles, News2 — By Buddy Sampson on August 26, 2015 at 1:00 am
By Kim Webster
LOS ANGELES CA – Directed by F. Gary Gray, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON portrays the intricate story of N.W.A. consisting of five young men Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), D J Yella (Neil Brown Jr.), and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge). And the epic movie is smashing the box office, with sales of 113.8 Million through August 24, 2015.
Their collaboration created graphic lyrics and beats that revolutionized Rap. When hit single “Boyz-n-the-Hood” catches the attention of Jerry Heller, Eazy-E hires him to be their manager which later is a factor in the group’s demise. Record sales and sold-out tours make N.W.A. known worldwide but distribution of monetary earnings is a constant issue. Ice Cube leaves N.W.A. embarking on a successful solo career, and releases the movie “Boyz in The Hood.” Dr. Dre is the next member who leaves and starts his own company with Suge Knight and begins working with other artists. Eventually he leaves and starts his own label “Aftermath.” Eazy-E fires Heller and meets with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre in an effort to revive N.W.A. Everyone is in agreement but sadly, Eazy-E is diagnosed with HIV and dies on March 26, 1995.
Dr Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Eazy-E’s son Lil’ Eazy-E, were joined on the Black Carpet Microsoft Theater premiere by many including: Marla Gibbs, Berry Gordy Jr., Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade, Luenell, Antonique Smith, Garcelle Beauvais, Martin Lawrence, Snoop Dogg, Wesley Snipes, Marsha Ambrosius, Tom Arnold, Tyrese, Big Boy, The Game, Kurupt, WC, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Tiny Lister, Tommy Davidson, Russell Simmons, Wesley Snipes, Lance Gross, Anthony Mackie, Stephen Bishop, Damien Dante Wayans, and David & Lyn Talbert.
Elements in this film showing brutal scenes of N.W.A.’s encounters with the police, historical footage of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, and the Rodney King beating are reflective in 2015’s current headlines. NWA’s lyrical expression was uncensored and reflective of their environment and lifestyle. The actor’s emotional delivery of their characters is excellent! And the movie has resonated with the public, grossing 113.8 Million and growing! This is a must-see film, it’s historical, entertaining and Oscar worthy!