'Straight Outta Compton' Skyrockets Friday Box Office with $24.2 Million

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The N.W.A bio pic Straight Outta Compton killed the box office on Friday with an estimated $24.2 million in the United States.

And what is even more interesting is that they almost broke even considering the film's entire budget was $29 million.

"I think the biggest surprises of the summer are going to be this and 'Jurassic World,' and both came from the same studio," said Phil Contrino, chief box office analyst at BoxOffice.com. "You have the core fan base, which is pretty sizable to begin with, and on top of that the film has themes about freedom of speech and police brutality that speaks to a much wider audience." via CNN