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Straight Outta Compton lived up to the hype critically and commercially. The N.W.A biopic pulled in $56.1M at the box office this past weekend, easily winning the top spot and beating expectations in the process. 

Reports Vulture:

Even with theaters’ heightened security and the controversy regarding the film’s dismissal of Dr. Dre’s well-documented treatment of women, F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton owned its competition this weekend, nabbing $56.1 million. Music biopics tend to falter critically and commercially (Walk the Line notwithstanding), and the film’s biggest name, Paul Giamatti, is just a supporting player, so Compton’s massive success is impressive, especially considering its competition included Cruise and two different superhero movies.

Straight Outta Compton topped Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., $17.3 million and $13.5 million, respectively.

Now that a story about a Hip-Hop group is proven to be viable commercially, who is worthy of the film treatment next? Wu-Tang Clan? Public Enemy? Tupac Shakur?

Let us know who you think in the comments.

Photo: Universal

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