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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Named Highest-Grossing Movie From Black Director

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015 13:59 PM / No Comments

There’s more good news surrounding the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. It has been announced that the Universal Pictures film has managed to earn $200 million at the worldwide box office. This makes the F. Gary Gray directed feature the highest-grossing movie from an African-American director in movie history.

Released on August 14, 2015, Straight Outta Compton earned highly positive reviews from fans and critics. It finished first at the box office in its opening weekend, earning $60.2 million from 2,757 theaters and $80.2 million worldwide.


Straight Outta Compton stars O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and Paul Giamatti as N.W.A‘s manager Jerry Heller. Among the film’s producers are Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E‍ ’​s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, with MC Ren and DJ Yella as creative consultants.

Straight Outta Compton

About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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