The recently-released Tupac biopic is enjoying relatively strong box office numbers. According to Deadline, the piece has already raked in just under $30 million.
The film reportedly had a healthy budget of $45 million. Producers claim they expected the film to do even better, thanks to test screenings performing well prior to the official launch.
The movie previewed across 2,000 U.S.-based theaters, and had raked in a respectable $12.9 million going into launch weekend.
All Eyez On Me saw far more preview sales and advanced ticket sales than other Hip-Hop biopics, such as Straight Outta Compton, but came up short on tallies of walk-up money.
It’s not all bad news, though. The week before its release, estimates concluded that the movie would probably gross no more than $22 million. The movie came in at over $5 million higher. Despite the producers’ ambitions, it’s hard not to call Eyez a success.
Jada Pinkett-Smith, a close friend of Tupac’s, criticized the movie on Twitter, calling it inaccurate.
Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth.
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 16, 2017
Reviews have been mixed, with critics generally tanking the movie, and average user reviews praising it. The Hip-Hop community has a lot of opinions on the movie so far.
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