‘Straight Outta Compton’ Makes History as Highest Grossing Black-Directed Film Ever
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Straight Outta Compton‘s box office reign isn’t over yet. Billboard reports that F. Gary Gray’s NWA biopic is the highest grossing film from a Black director in history. VIDEO: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast and Director on How NWA Made History When They Spoke Up So far, the movie, which follows the rise and fall of the hip-hop group, has grossed an unbelievable $200 million—$161 million domestically—bypassing Scary Movie‘s record of $157 million. Just days after its release, Straight Outta Compton made history as the highest-earning R-rated film released in August, and most recently, it became the highest-grossing musical biopic. And the NWA monopoly isn’t over yet: The film has yet to be released in four countries, including Spain and Russia, which means that the movie’s prowess will only continue to grow.