Straight Outta Compton has become one of 2015’s top films not only because of the exceptional performances by the cast, but also because of the groundbreaking sales at the box office. The N.W.A biopic has reportedly grossed $157.5 million in the U.S and Canada, which has helped the film’s director, F. Gary Gray, set a record for African-American directors.

Gray has become the highest-grossing black director of a single film in domestic sales, VIBE reports.  He has now passed Keenen Ivory Wayans, who held the top spot for Scary Movie, which raked in $157 million, and Tim Story whose Fantastic Four grossed $154.6 million.

[ALSO READ: Former N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller Doesn’t Seem Too Pleased With ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Portrayal]

Gray made his directorial debut in 1993 when he directed Ice Cube’s video for “Today Was A Good Day.” He went on to direct Set it Off, Friday, Law Abiding Citizen, The Sea of Trees and The Italian Job. 

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