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Universal’s epic year at the box office just got even better.

The N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” took in an astounding $24.2 million on opening day, including the already-impressive $4.96 million it earned during its Thursday night preview screenings.

The film was originally projected to make closer to $25 million over the entire weekend, but it is now expected to earn about $60 million thanks in-part to brilliant viral marketing and positive reviews.

Considering that the film is a nearly two-and-a-half hour R-rated biopic, these figures are extra impressive.

Factor in the film’s scant $29 million budget, and this thing will likely be in the black by the time you read this post.

Watch the trailer below.

As reported by Business Insider