Straight Outta Compton has set a record as the highest-grossing film by a Black director in cinematic history.
According to Complex magazine, Director F. Gary Gray, who is set to direct the next installment of the Fast & The Furious franchise, is now the highest-grossing black director for a single film in domestic sales.
VIBE reported that the N.W.A. film has brought in more than $157.5 million in the United States and Canada, Gray has surpassed Keenen Ivory Wayans, who directed Scary Movie in 2000, and Tim Story, the director of 2005’s Fantastic Four.
Fantastic Four holds the title internationally, with $175.8 million dollars in revenue. Scary Movie follows with $121 million worldwide. Straight Outta Compton has brought in $24.9 million overseas.