For the third straight week, F. Gary Gray and Will Packer‘s masterpiece of an N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, is the #1 movie at the box office.
With a $13.4 million weekend, SOC squeaked past Zac Efron‘s We Are Your Friends to take the top spot, resulting in an impressive $134 million three week total. Considering the film took $29 million to make, that’s an incredible under-a-month haul. For what it’s worth, very early pre-release projections from Universal Studios had Straight Outta Compton pulling in less than $30 million opening weekend.
Hopefully, this helps bring even more attention to the scene-stealing performances from O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell, who portrayed Ice Cube and Eazy-E respectively.