‘Red Tails’ Flying High at the Box Office

So far “Red Tails” is proving the naysayers wrong and is doing very well at the box office.

No, it most likely won’t end up being the number one film opening this weekend, but it’s far from bombing (no pun intended).

Here’s what Deadline is reporting as of 11pm (Pacific) Friday night:

Hollywood studios were stunned by how well the No. 2 film, George Lucas banner film Red Tails, did in matinees today. Until they discovered that the Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox movie’s marketing inside the African-American community resulted in busloads of schoolkids and midday filmgoers for the Tuskegee airmen’s story. Right now the pic appears very frontloaded but could keep surprising by flying towards $20M because of its ‘A’ CinemaScore from audiences.

Here are the Top 5 estimated grosses:

1. Underworld Awakening (Sony Pictures) NEW [3,078 Theaters]
Estimated Friday $9.8M, Estimated Weekend $23.4M

2. Red Tails (LucasFilm/Fox) NEW [2,512 Theaters]
Estimated Friday $6.2M, Estimated Weekend $17M

3. Contraband (Universal) Week 2 [2,870 Theaters]
Estimated Friday $3.7M, Estimated Weekend $12.5M, Estimated Cume $46.2M

4. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Warner Bros) Week 5 [2,630 Theaters]
Estimated Friday $3.2M, Estimated Weekend $9.5M, Estimated Cume $10M

5. Haywire (Relativity) NEW [2,439 Theaters]
Estimated Friday $3M, Estimated Weekend $8.6M

Read the full report at Deadline.com.



  1. kenken says:

    there was a HBO home video 106 mintues documentary staring laurence Fishburn in 1995 title The Tuskegee Airmen. it was great so this should be outstanding.

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I’m a Buffalo Soldier and myself and nine other sister and brother soldiers went to see the movie Friday Evening. And the movie was AWESON!!!! I hope it continue to climb at the box office. This is a must see by all races of people.

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  5. Edwin Ewell says:

    I went to see the movie at 11:00 am and took 3 other family members in tow. It was an excellent movie! There was almost as many Whites in attendance as Blacks. Which is a very good thing; it was a movie for all too see and a bit of good ole` American History!

  6. foxylady says:

    I took my 16 year old son to show him some history of our people, he LOVED the movie. I loved the movie and can’t wait until it comes on DVD. So many older people was there ( like 60’s and older) it just made me feel so proud to see this awesome movie.


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