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Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton was a staggering success in this weekend’s box office, leaving all other titles in the dust. The film pulled in over $56 million, pushing Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to the number two spot in its third week in theaters with $17 million.

From Box Office Mojo:

If [Straight Outta Compton] has a little more gas in the box office tank, and it probably does (it sits with an 87% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), Compton will be Ice Cube’s best opening ever, beating Ride Along ($41.5M last year). Sure he’s essentially a producer, but it’s part of his amazing, inspiring story, It’s also a family affair as Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, plays his father in the film.

Compton would also be the best opening for a musical bio-pic, leaping over the current leaders, 2005’s Johnny Cash flick, Walk the Line ($22.3M, $28.3M adjusted) and 2009’s Notorious B.I.G. pic, Notorious ($20.5M, $22.3M adjusted).

The Furious 7 cast received the Choice Action/Adventure Movie award at last night’s Teen Choice Awards and Vin Diesel shouted out the late Paul Walker‘s daughter, Meadow, who was in the audience.

Per ET:

“Since this is a Teen Choice Award, you beautiful teens, there is one teen in the audience that is a part of the family that kept us going,” Diesel explained onstage, going on to thank Meadow specifically. “It was Paul Walker’s family, his brothers, his parents, that kept us going while we were filming Furious 7.”

Watch the touching moment in the clip, above.

Want to be cast in the next Star Trek movie? It may be easier than you think. In the clip, above, stars Chris Pine and Idris Elba explain that a donation of your choice to one of nine charities could land you a walk-on role.

From the YouTube info:

In addition to the grand prize of a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond, each week we’re randomly selecting an additional winner to join the To Boldly Go Crew. The members of this honorary crew will visit the set, hang with the cast, and watch as they film scenes from the new film.

In a clip from next week’s I Am Cait, above, former spouse Kris Jenner gets emotional when confronting Caitlyn.

From JustJared:

The 59-year-old reality star confronts Caitlyn in the clip, saying, “You’re sensitive and amazing to all these new people in your life, you’re just not so sensitive and amazing to the family that you left behind.”

“When you feel like you gave your whole life to somebody and the sum of it all was you were a distraction…” Kris adds, while breaking down into tears. Caitlyn interjects by adding, “It was a distraction from the sense of who I was, it doesn’t mean I didn’t love you or the kids.”

Watch a clip from the series premiere of The Carmichael Show, premiering on August 26 on NBC, above.

Via YouTube:

Taking the next step and moving in together, Jerrod and his girlfriend, Maxine, are your average young couple trying to make it in the city. They’re smart, motivated and looking to build a fulfilling life together. The only thing standing in their way is family. Between Jerrod’s larger-than-life brother, Bobby, and his smothering and passionate parents, Jerrod and Maxine are put to the test navigating the boundaries of romance, family and sanity.

SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, Box Office Mojo, ET, Just Jared, YouTube | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images | VIDEO CREDIT: ET, YouTube, E!, YouTube

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