Universal Studios to support theaters’ extra security for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ release

Universal Studios has partnered with some theaters to help with extra security when they show "Straight Outta Compton," the movie production company said in a statement to NBC News.

NBC is owned by the same company that owns Universal Studios.

"The studio has not solicited enhanced security for theaters who will begin showing it this weekend but has partnered with those exhibitors who have requested support for their locations," Universal said in the statement.

The production company also noted that the biopic about the rap group N.W.A. "has been seen nationwide by thousands of people in hundreds of screenings, all of which have occurred without incident."

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The concerns about additional security as part of the movie's release are related to a spate of recent attacks at movie theaters and racial tension nationwide, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The movie brought in $24.5 million on it's opening day, according to Billboard. It is being shown at 2,754 theaters in North America and is projected to top $50 million for the weekend.