Spike Lee’s New Film Blackkklansman Just Became His Highest Box Office Opening In Over A Decade!!!
Way to go, Spike!!! Spike Lee’s highly anticipated new film, BlacKKKlansman which opened this past weekend has now become his highest grossing box offie opening in over ten years! The film tells the real-life tale of Ronald Stallworth, a Black Colorado police officer who not only manages to go undercover inside the Ku Klux Klan but also manages to become the leader of the local chapter.
So it makes sense that when the timely crime drama opened at the domestic box office four months later, it earned Lee his best debut since 2006. Twelve years ago, “Inside Man” launched with $29 million and went on to generate an impressive $183 million worldwide. In between, Lee has delivered a series of theatrical misses. Many of the films that he released over the ensuing decade and change — works such as “Oldboy” and “Miracle at St. Anna” — lacked the pop of the filmmaker’s previous efforts. Critics are saying “BlacKkKlansman,” an alternately satiric and horrifying looking at hate groups in America, signals a return to form for the director. Its $10.8 million start in North America trails only “The Original Kings of Comedy’s” debut ($11 million) as Lee’s third-biggest opening of all time.
I totally agree that at a time like this we need a film like BlacKKKlansman! And praising and positive critiques of the film are everywhere!
Emily Yoshida of Vulture wrote:
BlacKkKlansman is a nuanced story of race in America, but Lee doesn’t take any chances with vagueness or ellipses, nor should he. As much as BlacKkKlansman plays with the mechanics of blaxploitation fantasy, it doesn’t leave one with any question about what’s real.
And according to Rotten Tomatoes, audiences are loving the film , as well! BlacKKKlansman has a current score on the site of 97%!