Universal's 'Straight Outta Compton' Rakes In $60.2 Million

By Trey WilliamsMarketWatch Pulse

"Straight Outta Compton," had a better opening weekend than its distributor, Comcast Corp.-owned Universal Studios initially reported. The film, based on rap group N.W.A., raked in $60.2 million on a $29 million budget. Universal first reported that it brought in $56.1 million at the box office. The box office draw makes "Compton" the fifth-largest August opening the largest for an R-rated film in August. And "Compton" tops the opening-weekend revenue of summer blockbusters "Mission: Impossible--Rogue Nation" ($56 million), from Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures, and The Walt Disney Co.'s "Ant-Man" ($57 million).

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