The 2017 Black Girls Rock awards ceremony was hosted by Taraji P. Henson this year and the list of sisters and attendees gets STRONGER and larger every year.
Honorees [for this year’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ include ‘Insecure’ creator and actress Issa Rae (Star Power Award), ‘black-ish’ actress and activist Yara Shahidi (Young Gifted and Black Award), Grammy Award-winning songstress Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award), Wall Street powerhouse and pioneer Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award) and community organizers Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson of The Black & Missing Foundation (Community Change Agent Award)
The Screen Gems film Think Like a Man was a great success and went over the expected mark bringing in a whooping $33M take! Go Steve Harvey!
Of course the cast consisted of an all-star line up with a great mixture that kept you wanting more. Clearly this was Kevin Hart’s best movie to date!
The movie starred Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart. The director Will Packer is all smiles right aboutnow.
The flick was made on a budget of $12-13M and went on to make nearly $33M this weekend (estimated to only rake in $20 mill). And though the marketing may have focused on women (in most cases) the film is also crossing gender lines with many men reportedly turning out to see the film.
One Sony exec said, “The movie had a negative cost between $12M-$13M so we’re thrilled. “Any weekend where you make back the negative cost in the first weekend is a good weekend in our books.”
Not to mention, the film is only playing in 2,017 locations, much less than other minstream movies on the ticker.
Will Packer tweeted, #ThatWonderfulMoment When you try to buy tickets to the Sunday night show of your own movie and it’s sold out! #Thinklikeaman
Meanwhile, Kevin Hart tweeted, #ThinkLikeAMan will be #1 in the Box Office this weekend because of you guys!!!! We did 33million this weekend people, this is INSANE
1. Think Like A Man (Screen Gems/Sony) NEW [2,015 Theaters] PG13
Friday $12.2M, Saturday $13.2M, Weekend $33.3M
Mary J. Blige, The Queen of Hip-Hop and Soul music had a special with a 40th birthday party attended by Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King,Russell Simmons Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Diddy, Kevin Liles, Lyor Cohen, LL Cool J, June Ambrose, Angie Martinez, Taraji P. Henson and others.
Word has it she had a surprise Moroccan themed birthday bash with belly dancers involved in the mix. In addition, she received a special selection from Anita Baker as well.
What a special birthday check out the photos here: