Watch Compton Residents Praise 'Straight Outta Compton' Outside Movie Theater

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A still from "Straight Outta Compton" featuring Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, OShea Jackson, Jr as Ice Cube, Aldis Hodge as MC Ren and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre.

The residents of Compton, Calif., are thrilled about the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, which premiered Friday (Aug. 14) and has already earned big dollars at the box office.

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"It's very important to me that the people that put my city on the map story get told," says a woman in the video clip below, which features excited movie-goers outside a theater near Compton.

The LAPD took extra security measures at some L.A. theaters on the opening night of Compton, but no violent incidents had been reported as of Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The film stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. as his real-life father, Ice Cube; Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre; Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E; Aldis Hodge as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella.

Compton had already earned an estimated $56.1 million in North America as of publication time. The R-rated movie was produced for just $29 million.


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