On this day in 2015, Universal Picture's Straight Outta Compton opened in theaters.
The acclaimed movie, which traces the rise on N.W.A was directed by F. Gary Gray and coproduced, in part, by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Straight Outta Compton grossed more than $200 million at the box office and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay. Apart from Dr. Dre's Compton album, the official soundtrack to the film, featured the music of N.W.A, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, debuted at number 2 on the billboard 200. The movie was filmed in Compton, and starred Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and O'shea Jackson Jr., Ice Cube's son, as Ice Cube.