Well, the number says it all. Universal’s N.W.A. biopic earned$56.1 million in its debut according to early estimates. They nearly doubled what it took to make the $29 million dollar film. Director F. Gary Gray’s film charts the formation and rise of the influential rap group.
N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube served as producers on the film, which has Ice Cube’s real son O’Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father.
Warner Bros. PG-13-rated adaptation of the 1960s television series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted in third place, behind “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” with what critics call a sluggish $13.5 million.
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