Straight Outta Compton has officially won the weekend box office race by making way, way more money than anyone who speculates about these sorts of things had expected, according to Sunday's official studio estimates.
Compton racked up a massive $56.1 million, more than doubling its estimated production budget of $28 million, in only its opening weekend. That's huge money for any R-rated film in general, but especially for a music biopic – the genre isn't known as a big moneymaker.
The weekend's other big debut, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., based on an old TV spy series that nobody under 50 remembers, debuted in third place (shocker) with only $13.5 million, while Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation was in the No. 2 spot with $17 million.
Fantastic 4 continued following its destiny to become a flop in a long line of Fantastic 4 flops with only $8 million in its second weekend.
Not only is Compton now a giant commercial success, and mostly a hit with professional critics, Twitter has deemed it Oscar-worthy. In 2015, that might be the most satisfying part of all for filmmaker F. Gary Gray and producers Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.
No, wait, that $56.1 million is probably still the most satisfying part, but Twitter love is probably nice, too.