Universal Says It Will Reimburse Theaters That Get Extra Security for 'Straight Outta Compton'

by Raphael Chestang 3:59 PM PDT, August 13, 2015
Playing Universal Says It Will Reimburse Theaters That Get Extra Security for 'Straight Outta Compton'

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters this weekend amid security concerns, but it isn't expected to affect ticket sales.

"Straight Outta Compton is expected to do very well at the box office," Fandango's Tara McNamara told ET. "Analysts are currently putting it at $40 to $50 million for opening weekend."

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The biopic follows the rise of legendary hip hop group N.W.A. (made up of members Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella), who, in 1987, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.

As the film contains themes of police brutality and racial profiling, movie theaters may opt for extra security, and if they do, Universal has offered to reimburse them. Still, N.W.A. founding member Ice Cube assured ET that fans have nothing to worry about.

"They should come and check this movie out," Ice Cube said at the Straight Outta Compton premiere. "It's the American dream. It's some guys that came from nothing and created something. That's just amazing. That's just bigger than life."

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Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., stars as his famous dad in the movie, and he got the ultimate stamp of approval on premiere night in downtown Los Angeles.

"He got everything right," Ice Cube proudly shared. "When we was editing this movie, at certain points I was thinking we was looking at the young N.W.A."

Straight Outta Compton opens Friday.