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On The Lot: 'Straight Outta Compton' dominates and Disney brings back Toy Story




From top left: Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), and O'shea Jackson, Jr. (Ice Cube).
From top left: Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), and O'shea Jackson, Jr. (Ice Cube).
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Every week Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times joins the show for her regular segment "On The Lot," where she talks about the most interesting stuff happening in the film business.

This week, the film "Straight Outta Compton" dominated the box office, pulling in more than $56 million dollars. What does the film's success mean for African-American directors and creators in Hollywood, especially in regards to The Academy? Scott Feinberg digs into that over at The Hollywood Reporter. Some say that the film might even be an Oscar contender. And revenue is only expected to grow as it hits the international box office

Disney put on their version of Comic-Con this weekend called D23. There were some huge animation announcements which mentioned "Toy Story 4" and "Finding Dory," the followup to the hugely successful "Finding Nemo." More Marvel films are on their way. And Star Wars-land is going to soon be a thing.

And finally, 3D movies are growing up and filmmakers are using them and larger display formats to get people into theater seats and to make the movies feel like a more unique experience.

Listen in on Mondays at about 9:40AM PST to hear the segment live. But if you miss it, you can give it a listen on TakeTwoShow.org by clicking on the audio embedded at the top of the post.