“All Eyez on Me” Exceeds Expectations with $27 Million Debut, Lands Third in the Box Office – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, the highly anticipated #TupacShakur biopic, “All Eyez on Me,” reeled in an impressive $27 million in its opening weekend, surpassing its estimated $17 million to $22 million range. Though, a few million shy of Saturday’s $30 million projection, the film, which secured a $30 million budget, landed in third place at the box-office behind “Cars 3” and “Wonder Woman.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, despite its success at the box-office, the film caught a lot of flak after #JadaPinkettSmith revealed her thoughts on the film, suggesting that the “reimagining” of her relationship with #Tupac Shakur was not true. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, the film’s producer claimed that Smith’s scenes were portrayed from “actual dialogue” between Smith and the rapper. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m kind of disappointed and just hurt by the accusations that it wasn’t depicted or I can’t remember the exact words she said,” #LTHutton told TMZ. “But it all came from the truth and places of moments of her actual dialogue and ideas that Pac actually had.”
Jada Pinkett-Smith publically revealed she was “deeply hurt” by the movie’s portrayal of her relationship with Tupac.
Before their fame, Pac and Jada were close friends while attending high school together at Baltimore School for The Arts.
Kat Graham, the actress who plays a young Jada Pinkett in new Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’, has revealed she had the full support of the real-life Jada, prior to the movie being released.
“When I first got the role, I reached out to [Pinkett Smith] a year and a half ago…the point of reaching out to her, as well as the other producers on the film, was to insure the integrity of the story and the character,” she said.
The Swiss-born actress continued: “I even spoke to her last week and she had nothing but support.””I have a lot of love for her. I hope people just see the movie and make the choice for themselves.”
Have you seen All Eyez On Me? What do you think about the movie?
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