The role was previously played by Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Will Smith’s technologically advanced action thriller opened in third place.
Denzel Washington won an Oscar for his role as a rogue LAPD detective in the 2001 film.
The Warner Bros. release faced criticism for its violent themes.
The documentary features songs arranged by West, and arrives next month.
Barnes co-founded a crime syndicate that ruled Harlem in the 1970s.
Big-screen version of the popular British series debuts with $31 million.
The original film was released in 1996 and became a cult classic.
The crime drama surpassed expectations after raking in the dollar bills.
The tech giant will launch its Apple TV+ service on November 1.