‘All Eyez On Me’ $27M Opening Weekend
L.T. Hutton‘s Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, landed the no. 3 spot at the box office with a $27 million opening weekend.
The Benny Boom-directed film opened in 2,471 theaters, overcame the drama and exceeded expectations at the box office.
Here’s the scoop via the Hollywood Reporter:
Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films partnered with Lionsgate on the movie, which was released on what would have been the late iconic rapper’s 46th birthday. Named after Shakur’s fourth studio album, the film includes over a dozen songs from his music catalog.
The biopic, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., grabbed an A CinemaScore. The cast also includes Kat Graham, who plays Jada Pinkett-Smith, who was close to Shukur. (Pinkett-Smith says the movie is “deeply hurtful.”) More than half of the audience was African-American (52 percent), followed by Caucasians (22 percent), Hispanics (19 percent) and Asians/Others. That’s on par with the audience breakdown for Straight Outta Compton, which debuted to more than $60 million two summers ago.
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