Unlike the millions of people who ran to the movie theater this weekend to see The Best Man Holiday, I unfortunately didn’t see it.
No, it wasn’t because 3 out of 4 of the male cast members aren’t married to black women. But I did find it interesting to read that’s the reason some women didn’t see it. But tell me how does that work? Is it only applied to black people who star in movies, or white people as well? I mean, I could totally live a life of only watching Robert DeNiro movies, but yeah, that would mean I’d have to give up my Harry Potter movies. That would also mean no more Alfre Woodard movies for me either.
But anyways, Saturday night, every showing at BOTH theaters in my town were sold out. It was this that propelled the movie past Thor (which I had to see instead…I love me some Loki..Thor? Meh, not so much) grossing over $30 million domestically.
According to Deadline, who referred to the movie as an “urban” comedy, thanks to these numbers, it won’t take another 14 years for another sequel. Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of The Best Man. Can we say trilogy?
Back to this “urban” comedy thing. Since I didn’t see the movie, and can only go off the original, I’m quite sure there’s nothing “urban” about it. The characters are quite bourgie if you ask me. But I guess anything with a black cast is “urban”. I guess they missed out on the whole “race-themed” debacle. Or just figured “urban” was more apropos.