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Meet the Blacks (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,097,072Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $857,426 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $81,380 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $938,806
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black recently came into some unexpected funds. Carl takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his wife Lorena, son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black and cousin Cronut pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn’t have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
13% - Rotten
Audience
26% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$900,000
Domestic Releases: April 1st, 2016 (Wide) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: August 2nd, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2415 (Cert 50322), 3/9/2016)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Hidden Empire Film Group, Deon Taylor Enterprises, Infinite Entertainment, Follow Through Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,892 $851 Jun 17, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,791 $3,826 Jun 10, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,860 $6,981 Jun 3, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,032 $10,826 May 27, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,938 $24,946 May 20, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,062 $40,146 May 13, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,295 $54,558 May 6, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,668 $64,901 Apr 29, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,293 $204,157 Apr 22, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,186 $489,765 Apr 15, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,542 $2,072,406 Apr 8, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,240 $4,055,940 Apr 1, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,724 1,015 Apr 1, 2016 3

Cast

   Carl Black
Gary Owen    Stranger
   Lorena
   Allie
   Cronut
George Lopez    President El Bama
Mike Tyson    James Clown
Andrew Bachelor    Freezee
Charlie Murphy    Key Flo
   Carl Jr.
Tameka Cottle    Shoranda
Perez Hilton    Denis Strahan
Paul Mooney    Klansman
DeRay Davis    Tyrone
Lavell Crawford    Parole Officer
Gloria Govan    Beautiful Girl
Michael Blackson    Mr. Wooky
Phil Austin    Jim Smith
Roland Powell    Cronut
Kathrien Ahn    Ming
Kate Enggren    Mary Smith
Michael Caradonna    KKK Grand Marshal

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Deon Taylor
Screenwriter    Nicole DeMasi
Producer    Roxanne Avent
Producer    Shannon McIntosh
Producer    Deon Taylor
Executive Producer    Mike Epps
Executive Producer    Michael Finley
Executive Producer    Tony Parker
Executive Producer    The RZA
Executive Producer    Venu Komdle
Executive Producer    Robert Smith
Director of Photography    John Thomas Connor
Composer-Score by    The RZA
Costume Designer    Solomon Fobb
Production Designer    Niko Vilaivongs
Casting Director    J.C. Cantu

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The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/01 8 $4,055,940   1,015 $3,996   $4,055,940 3
2016/04/08 12 $2,072,406 -49% 1,007 $2,058   $7,321,957 10
2016/04/15 17 $489,765 -76% 584 $839   $8,367,099 17
2016/04/22 23 $204,157 -58% 282 $724   $8,740,292 24
2016/04/29 39 $64,901 -68% 92 $705   $8,875,045 31
2016/05/06 37 $54,558 -16% 86 $634   $8,948,708 38
2016/05/13 43 $40,146 -26% 86 $467   $9,012,711 45
2016/05/20 48 $24,946 -38% 50 $499   $9,052,615 52
2016/05/27 49 $10,826 -57% 28 $387   $9,072,956 59
2016/06/03 55 $6,981 -36% 17 $411   $9,086,730 66
2016/06/10 69 $3,826 -45% 10 $383   $9,093,856 73
2016/06/17 84 $851 -78% 10 $85   $9,096,782 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/01 7 $1,426,075   1,015 $1,405   $1,426,075 1
2016/04/02 9 $1,615,880 +13% 1,015 $1,592   $3,041,955 2
2016/04/03 9 $1,013,985 -37% 1,015 $999   $4,055,940 3
2016/04/04 9 $297,914 -71% 1,015 $294   $4,353,854 4
2016/04/05 9 $373,423 +25% 1,015 $368   $4,727,277 5
2016/04/06 11 $272,300 -27% 1,015 $268   $4,999,577 6
2016/04/07 11 $249,974 -8% 1,015 $246   $5,249,551 7
2016/04/08 12 $580,032 +132% 1,007 $576   $5,829,583 8
2016/04/09 12 $922,412 +59% 1,007 $916   $6,751,995 9
2016/04/10 11 $569,962 -38% 1,007 $566   $7,321,957 10
2016/04/11 12 $163,295 -71% 1,007 $162   $7,485,252 11
2016/04/12 13 $191,132 +17% 1,007 $190   $7,676,384 12
2016/04/13 13 $125,529 -34% 1,007 $125   $7,801,913 13
2016/04/14 - $75,421 -40% 1,007 $75   $7,877,334 14
2016/04/15 - $139,185 +85% 584 $238   $8,016,519 15
2016/04/16 - $220,027 +58% 584 $377   $8,236,546 16
2016/04/17 - $130,553 -41% 584 $224   $8,367,099 17
2016/04/18 - $41,074 -69% 584 $70   $8,408,173 18
2016/04/19 - $48,172 +17% 584 $82   $8,456,345 19
2016/04/20 - $43,802 -9% 584 $75   $8,500,147 20
2016/04/21 - $35,988 -18% 584 $62   $8,536,135 21
2016/04/22 - $56,867 +58% 282 $202   $8,593,002 22
2016/04/23 - $96,359 +69% 282 $342   $8,689,361 23
2016/04/24 - $50,931 -47% 282 $181   $8,740,292 24
2016/04/25 - $20,526 -60% 282 $73   $8,760,818 25
2016/04/26 - $21,292 +4% 282 $76   $8,782,110 26
2016/04/27 - $16,222 -24% 282 $58   $8,798,332 27
2016/04/28 - $11,812 -27% 282 $42   $8,810,144 28
2016/04/29 - $15,423 +31% 92 $168   $8,825,567 29
2016/04/30 - $30,657 +99% 92 $333   $8,856,224 30
2016/05/01 - $18,821 -39% 92 $205   $8,875,045 31
2016/05/02 - $5,940 -68% 92 $65   $8,880,985 32
2016/05/03 - $5,592 -6% 92 $61   $8,886,577 33
2016/05/04 - $4,639 -17% 92 $50   $8,891,216 34
2016/05/05 - $2,934 -37% 92 $32   $8,894,150 35
2016/05/06 - $11,547 +294% 86 $134   $8,905,697 36
2016/05/07 - $21,537 +87% 86 $250   $8,927,234 37
2016/05/08 - $21,474 n/c 86 $250   $8,948,708 38
2016/05/09 - $5,984 -72% 86 $70   $8,954,692 39
2016/05/10 - $6,990 +17% 86 $81   $8,961,682 40
2016/05/11 - $5,541 -21% 86 $64   $8,967,223 41
2016/05/12 - $5,342 -4% 86 $62   $8,972,565 42
2016/05/13 - $9,462 +77% 86 $110   $8,982,027 43
2016/05/14 - $17,396 +84% 86 $202   $8,999,423 44
2016/05/15 - $13,288 -24% 86 $155   $9,012,711 45
2016/05/16 - $3,999 -70% 86 $47   $9,016,710 46
2016/05/17 - $4,123 +3% 86 $48   $9,020,833 47
2016/05/18 - $3,428 -17% 86 $40   $9,024,261 48
2016/05/19 - $3,408 -1% 63 $54   $9,027,669 49
2016/05/20 - $5,536 +62% 50 $111   $9,033,215 50
2016/05/21 - $12,058 +118% 50 $241   $9,045,273 51
2016/05/22 - $7,342 -39% 50 $147   $9,052,615 52
2016/05/23 - $2,212 -70% 50 $44   $9,054,827 53
2016/05/24 - $2,432 +10% 50 $49   $9,057,259 54
2016/05/25 - $2,341 -4% 50 $47   $9,059,600 55
2016/05/26 - $2,530 +8% 50 $51   $9,062,130 56
2016/05/27 - $2,528 n/c 28 $90   $9,064,658 57
2016/05/28 - $4,353 +72% 28 $155   $9,069,011 58
2016/05/29 - $3,945 -9% 28 $141   $9,072,956 59
2016/05/30 - $3,143 -20% 28 $112   $9,076,099 60
2016/05/31 - $1,211 -61% 28 $43   $9,077,310 61
2016/06/01 - $1,413 +17% 28 $50   $9,078,723 62
2016/06/02 - $1,026 -27% 28 $37   $9,079,749 63
2016/06/03 - $1,732 +69% 17 $102   $9,081,481 64
2016/06/04 - $3,154 +82% 17 $186   $9,084,635 65
2016/06/05 - $2,095 -34% 17 $123   $9,086,730 66
2016/06/06 - $832 -60% 17 $49   $9,087,562 67
2016/06/07 - $862 +4% 17 $51   $9,088,424 68
2016/06/08 - $831 -4% 17 $49   $9,089,255 69
2016/06/09 - $775 -7% 17 $46   $9,090,030 70
2016/06/10 - $809 +4% 10 $81   $9,090,839 71
2016/06/11 - $1,750 +116% 10 $175   $9,092,589 72
2016/06/12 - $1,267 -28% 10 $127   $9,093,856 73
2016/06/13 - $552 -56% 10 $55   $9,094,408 74
2016/06/14 - $531 -4% 10 $53   $9,094,939 75
2016/06/15 - $470 -11% 10 $47   $9,095,409 76
2016/06/16 - $522 +11% 10 $52   $9,095,931 77
2016/06/17 - $145 -72% 10 $15   $9,096,076 78
2016/06/18 - $320 +121% 10 $32   $9,096,396 79
2016/06/19 - $386 +21% 10 $39   $9,096,782 80
2016/06/20 - $157 -59% 10 $16   $9,096,939 81
2016/06/21 - $133 -15% 10 $13   $9,097,072 82

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/04/01 9 $5,249,551   1,015 $5,172   $5,249,551 7
2016/04/08 12 $2,627,783 -50% 1,007 $2,610   $7,877,334 14
2016/04/15 17 $658,801 -75% 584 $1,128   $8,536,135 21
2016/04/22 25 $274,009 -58% 282 $972   $8,810,144 28
2016/04/29 41 $84,006 -69% 92 $913   $8,894,150 35
2016/05/06 37 $78,415 -7% 86 $912   $8,972,565 42
2016/05/13 42 $55,104 -30% 63 $875   $9,027,669 49
2016/05/20 50 $34,461 -37% 50 $689   $9,062,130 56
2016/05/27 54 $17,619 -49% 28 $629   $9,079,749 63
2016/06/03 61 $10,281 -42% 17 $605   $9,090,030 70
2016/06/10 74 $5,901 -43% 10 $590   $9,095,931 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/7/20161530,599 30,599$397,787$397,7871
8/14/20162216,888-45% 47,487$218,024$615,8112

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