‘Straight Outta Compton’ Biopic Top Fandango: Facilitated By ‘Straight Outta’ Memes?
The upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” biopic movie is raking the lead in Fandango’s pre-ticket sales. According to Deadline, the pre-order ticketing website has positioned the Universal-Legendary release to a correspondence of more than 70% of their ticket sales on the internet and the telephone combined. Read on for more details.
“Straight Outta Compton” is also estimated by insiders as mentioned by the entertainment website to generate as much as $40-50M in 2,751 theaters. It is also reported that is topped the pre-sales for musical biopics toppling titles like “Ray,” “Notorious,” “Walk The Line” and “Jersey Boys.”
The film is about Compton, California’s favorite sons, the hip-hop group N.W.A. It scored a double platinum for their 1988 infamous debut album “Straight Outta Compton,” hence, the name of the rags to riches and back again biopic.
The highly anticipated biopic of the year also enticed a generation of new converts. They weren’t even born when the rap group was belting out their gangster lifestyle in their lyrics. Thanks in particular to N.W.A. alum Dr. Dre and his ingenious promotion of “Straight Outta Compton” meme as generated via Beats’ Straight Outta Somewhere. The meme quickly imploded itself into the social media strata from the socially good (from refugees on crisis) to quick stabs on athletes (Lebron’s receding hairline) and to the politically unimpressive (White House on Iran deal).
Ice Cube’s own son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., gave his piece of mind to Rolling Stone on how he climbed his way to reenact his father’s own stories which he had heard all his life.
“I realized it would make me mad to see somebody else play him so that the part became an obsession,” Jackson said.
The 24-year-old rapper explained his apprehensions at first when his father handed him the script. Jackson Jr. who raps under the name OMG went into a grueling two years with an acting coach and had to drop 20 pounds so he could explicitly shout, “F@ck the Police!” while being filmed.
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