The Best Man Holiday impressed with a $30.6 million opening weekend, three times the total revenue of the original movie’s 1999 debut. The overwhelmingly female, African-American audience packed theaters to follow the stories of beloved characters from over a decade ago. Costing $17 million to make, the reunion comedy fell second only to Thor: The Dark World.
Reviews were consistent – full of laughter and tears with relatable characters, revealing the dynamics of friendships and complexity of romantic relationships. With a returning cast of superstar heavyweights Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Academy Award-nominee Terrance Howard amongst notable others, the sequel soared the old fashioned way, ripping at the hearts of moviegoers, tripping their emotions.
Stars utilized Twitter to support the film, raving of its excellence: