Universal’s The Best Man Holiday debuted with a strong $10.7 million its opening day, landing at the top of Friday’s box office!
According to reports, the sequel pushed Thor: The Dark World out of the number one spot and performed well ahead of projections. While critics estimated the Malcolm D. Lee-directed film to earn $20 million opening weekend, sources say the project is well on its way to finishing with $30 million in three days.
“The lesson here is once again said number will be an unquestionable triumph for the $17m comedy whether it ends up in first place or ends up in ninth place,” Forbes reports. “The number is the number, and The Best Man Holiday‘s opening weekend is terrific no matter where it lands on the charts.”
The R-rated romantic comedy features an all-Black cast of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa. The first film, which opened to $9 million in 1999, “is credited with helping to usher in the era of aspirational African-American comedies.”
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1. November 15th! Let the countdown begin.
It's officially countdown time for the release of "The Best Man Holiday." But before their reunion on November 15th, we're taking a look back at the crew's first meetup and reminiscing on the most memorable quotes from the first film, "The Best Man." From Jordan's cutthroat piercing words to Harper, to Quentin personal reflection on his Luke dancers, these quotes are forever embedded into our vocabulary.
2. 11. Quentin is the ultimate wedding crasher.
"You know how many single honeys be at weddin's? It's about to be a ho-asis in that baby, honey."
3. 10. Lance vows to never cheat again.
"In case you didn't know, marriage is the cure to promiscuity."
4. 9. Shelby is not excited to see Harper.
"Ah, Harper Stewart. Richard Wrong. Langston Snooze."
5. 8. Harper proposes to Robin.
"You know what your problem is? You don't live enough for today. For once just live in the moment."
6. 7. Quentin is a pimp.
"This sh*t is about to be ig'nant off the hook. Luke dancers. Luke... Dancers."
7. 6. Candace gives Merch an epic lap dance.
"Oh yeah daddy... Candy loves you!"
8. 5. Mia tries to deny the scandal.
"Jordan... good girls never tell."
9. 4. Jordan pressures Mia.
"Bi***, don't make me hurt you!"
10. 3. Mia confesses to Jordan, kinda.
"What we shared was as sweet and as endearing as a forehead kiss. It was what I wanted. It was what I needed. He was a gentleman, and a friend, and I will always love him for that."
11. 2. Harper blames Jordan for his skeletons.
"They would have been in marital bliss by the time the book was SUPPOSED to have come out! But thanks to you, Miss "I Want An Exclusive," I got my a** whupped! I almost got thrown from a fu**ing BUILDING because of yo a**! So, thank you, Jordan! Thank you! And what the fu*k is that smell?"
12. 1. Jordan goes in on Harper.
"You know, maybe if I had the luxury of getting my a** whooped, I could be calm right now. But I have been drinking tequila shots, my hormones are raging out of control, I'm emotional, I'm horny, and I don't wanna hear about no goddamn peas! Fu*k you! Good night!"