CNN expresses surprise that release of Straight Outta Compton saw no violence

Straight Outta Compton, the biopic charting the rise of hip-hop group NWA, made $56.1 million in its opening weekend at the box office - a record for any R-rated film released in August.

On Monday, a surprised CNN ran a segment which focused on the fact that there had been no reports of violence as a result of the film's release.

Some movie theatres were worried about violence this weekend when the hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton hit the screen, but instead, all the hype and the extra security only led to longer lines, ticket lines and also some big money too.

  • CNN host Ashleigh Banfield
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