‘Straight Outta Compton’ TV Rights Bought by FX

F. Gary Gray‘s hit drama grossed more than $60 million at the domestic box office its opening weekend

FX Networks has secured the exclusive U.S. commercial TV premiere rights to Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which opened to an impressive $60.2 million at the domestic box office this weekend — the fifth-highest August premiere ever.

FX Networks has become the leading destination for blockbuster features, as “Straight Outta Compton” is the latest box office leader to be acquired for television by FX, FXX, FXM and the VOD platform FXNOW.

So far this year, FX Networks has secured the exclusive U.S. commercial television premiere rights to numerous blockbusters including “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “Minions,” “Jurassic World” and “Furious 7.” FX Networks has also licensed “Trainwreck,” “Spy,” ” Pixels,” “Terminator: Genisys,” “Ted 2,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” ” Taken 3,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Home.”

In 2014, FX Networks licensed 67% of all of the year’s features that grossed more than $100 million at the box office.