Kerry Washington is having a successful run in acting right now, starring in the runaway hit show, “Scandal,” and in Quentin Tarantino’s highest-grossing film ever, “Django Unchained.” Her luck wasn’t enough to save “Peeples,” her new film that opened over the weekend, which only garnered five million in ticket sales.
The romantic comedy, produced by Tyler Perry, starred Kerry and Craig Robinson as a couple headed to the altar against her father’s (David Alan Grier) wishes. Both Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington’s name, and the safe but always entertaining premise of the film, led analysts to believe it would perform better at the box office.
The poor traction is probably due to the standout films, “Iron Man 3” and “The Great Gatsby” which ruled at the box office this weekend at the #1 and #2 spots, respectively. Still, I hate to think that “Peeples” poor performance might make it harder for black romantic comedies to get produced in the future.