VIDEO: Box Office - ‘Straight Outta Compton’ heading to $40 million-plus opening

“Straight Outta Compton” is headed straight to the top of the U.S. box office with an opening weekend of more than $40 million in its sights.

That should more than double the opening for Warner Bros.’ spy drama “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” which carries plenty of star power with Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander.


The most conservative estimates for “Straight Outta Compton,” co-financed by Legendary Pictureswith a budget of $29 million, have placed the debut in the $25 million to $29 million range.

Tracking is strongest among African-American and caucasian male audiences but Phil Contrino, VP and chief analyst at, said the movie is showing plenty of traction in all demographics outside of the core fanbase. 


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