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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Advance Ticket Sales Through The Roof On Fandango

I am going to be seeing this movie this weekend for sure. Of course I actually was alive when NWA was together. I have waited for this movie for a long time. Very Excited.

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Universal’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton currently represents more than 70% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales. In addition, the online movie ticket agency reports that Compton is a record among pre-sales for musical biopics — read titles like RayWalk The Line, Notorious and Jersey Boys. Thursday previews for Compton begin tonight at 8 PM. The film goes wide Friday at 2,751 theaters.

Universal is expecting the F. Gary Gray film to do in the mid-$20M range for the weekend. However, many rival distribution analysts see the film much higher in the $40M-$50M sphere. The film about the platinum-selling hip hop group is expected to post crossover business between its core African American audience and other ethnicities. Critics love the movie with an 89% Rotten Tomatoes score. Legendary co-financed Compton. 

Universal  launched a campaign with a special spot during February’s Grammy Awards featuring Dr. Dre and Ice Cube…

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