Monday, August 17, 2015

Why 'Straight Outta Compton' Ruled the Box Office

It's not based on a comic book. It's not a prequel, sequel or reboot. And yet, Straight Outta Compton enjoyed one of the best opening weekends of the summer, earning an estimated $56.1 million over its first three days of release. How did an N.W.A biopic become a sensation? For Rolling Stone, I crunch the numbers and offer a few theories. Hope you enjoy.