Malcolm D. Lee’s sequel, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, took the market by surprise with an outstanding $10.7m opening Friday at the North American box office. This was not out of keeping with pre-sales – Fandango reported a 49% market share on Thursday – but analysts had underestimated the film’s ‘event’ buzz and overcompensated for the ‘Thor’ factor. It is now on pace for a three-day $30m, being $10-12m more than market forecasts.
The ensemble cast, including Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut and Taye Diggs, all return from the original, ‘The Best Man’, notwithstanding the 14-year gap between the films. The original won best director and screenplay at the Black Reel Awards.
‘Thor 2’ grossed $10.4m for a disappointing second Friday but should still finish the weekend in the No. 1 position on the back of its high 3D presence. It is currently on course for $35m, which would be approximately $5m short of market expectations.buy real cialis online canada cialis price pharmacy order daily cialis cialis price comparison uk