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"Red Tails" FLIES Into #2 Slot With $19.1M!

Red Tails flew into the number two spot at the box office this weekend raking in $19.1M. Deets inside and watch Ne-Yo talk about his role in the movie and his upcoming album.

Red Tails and the story of the Tuskegee Airmen made over $19.1M at the box office this weekend.  We told you earlier how important the performance of this movie, with a $58 mill budget, was to the future of Black Hollywood movies.  And it looks like folks indeed did go out to support.  It came in second to Underworld Awakening, which raked in $25.4 mill.

Though some movie critics trashed the film, there's still time for it to pick up speed/momentum and become a blockbuster hit.

Here's how the rest of the box office played out:

1   Underworld Awakening SGem $25,400,000              
2   Red Tails Fox $19,100,000              
3   Contraband Uni. $12,200,000              
4   Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $10,545,000              
5   Haywire Rela. $9,000,000              
6   Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $8,556,000              
7   Joyful Noise WB $6,075,000              
8   Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $5,540,000              
9   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows WB $4,805,000              
10   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $3,750,000

 

 

And in other Red Tails news...............

Singer/actor Ne-Yo recently gave an interview about his role in Red Tails, working with George Lucas, and his upcoming album, The Cracks In Mr. Perfect. Watch it above.

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I'm from a small town in

I'm from a small town in North Carolina and was appaled to learn that another small town (Wilson). Was allowing people to view this movie for free. They actually just allowed people to walk in and view this film. The only way for the movie to receive credit was for the people in the area to purchase there tickets online. Now that's a dam shame. Wilson is still one of the most racist town in North Carolina. Not saying that we haven't not come along way because we have, but to think that people are so simple acting is appaling. Grow up people!
Anonymous's picture

Would you happen to know the

Would you happen to know the name of this movie theater that did this?
Anonymous's picture

Why is Ne-yo acting? In fact,

Why is Ne-yo acting? In fact, why are so many SINGERS thinking they can ACT? It's annoying. Stay in your lane. Most of them aren't even good crossovers. Greedy, greedy. greedy. Want their faces everywhere. Let the true actors act. Enough already.
Anonymous's picture

My thoughts exactly. Here's

My thoughts exactly. Here's what I really thought though.... http://threaders.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/shit-black-people-said-after-s...
justinfication's picture

Greatness.

Greatness.
Family's picture

Beyonce's Obsessed made more

Beyonce's Obsessed made more opening weekend...
LifeMixed's picture

I enjoyed the movie; I took

I enjoyed the movie; I took my 11 year old son. I do think that the love story was not needed. A few photos of the black wives and children waiting home for these men would have gone a long way. They made it as though this black man had never saw a beautiful woman before and that this white woman was a goddess.
Anonymous's picture

What else is new? I'm so sick

What else is new? I'm so sick of the white woman worship.
Anonymous's picture

I enjoyed the movie; I took

I enjoyed the movie; I took my 11 year old son. I do think that the love story was not needed. A few photos of the black wives and children waiting home for these men would have gone a long way. They made it as though this black man had never saw a beautiful woman before and that this white woman was a goddess.
Anonymous's picture

I enjoyed the movie; I took

I enjoyed the movie; I took my 11 year old son. I do think that the love story was not needed. A few photos of the black wives and children waiting home for these men would have gone a long way. They made it as though this black man had never saw a beautiful woman before and that this white woman was a goddess.
Anonymous's picture

I saw it Saturday, wasn't my

I saw it Saturday, wasn't my first choice (I really wanted to see Underworld), BUT I was happy I did. The theater was packed & after it ended everyone clapped. It was a great, uplifting movie. Something better than the normal Tyler Perry movies. I think everyone should go see the movie. The End. :D
GuhBOO's picture

i enjoyed the movie. i would

i enjoyed the movie. i would have like to have seen at least one of the pilots look at a picture of his BLACK wife back home, like one had a picture of his father and the other one had a picture of black jesus. the only pilot in love in the movie was with the italian woman. i know that the real tuskegee airman had some black wives. so that part was a little unnatural.
Anonymous's picture

If you recall, most of the

If you recall, most of the pilots were enrolled in a program and were college age. I doubt many of them were married at the time.
Anonymous's picture

saw the movie Saturday... I

saw the movie Saturday... I am all for positive black movies, but I must say the old lady sitting in front of me was move entertaining than that movie
Anonymous's picture

Please support this movie!

Please support this movie! After watching Oprahs interview w/ George Lucas it showed how racist Hollywood is. George Lucas was turned down by 7 major hollywood studios because they felt no one would support it. JEWS RUN HOLLYWOOD AND ONLY WANT TO GIVE THE GREEN LIGHT ON MOVIES LIKE THE "HELP" AND BECAUSE "REDTAILS" WAS A MOVIE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE WHO WERE SMART AND MADE A TRUE CONTRIBUTION TO THIS COUNTRY OTHER THAN BE THE CARE TAKERS OF WHITE PEOPLE'S CHILDREN. THE STUDIOS SAID HELL NO! GEORGE LUCUS SPENT HIS OWN MONEY TO SEE THIS MOVIE COME TO FRUITION! We have to show Hollywood that we will support meaningful movies like "RedTails instead of Tyler Perry's buffoonery and coonery type of movies! HOW LONG WILL THE JEWS CONTROL WHAT COMES TO THE MOVIE THEATRE ? I HAVE SEEN SO MANY AMAZING MOVIES THAT GO STRAIGHT TO VIDEO OR ONLY GET LIMITED DISTRIBUTION W/ A FEW COPIES OF A PARTICULAR MOVIE. IT'S A SHAME I HAVE TO GET THE MOVIES I WANT TO SEE OR BUY FROM AMAZON.COM. I HAVE ALSO SEEN AMAZING TALENTED ACTOR'S AND ACTRESSES THAT NEVER GET ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR THEIR ACTING PERFORMANCES! NOT JUST BLACK ACTOR'S NON JEWS AS WELL GET OVERLOOKED BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT JEWISH THEY DON'T GET CREDIT FOR THEIR TALENT AS WELL. MOST OF THE MOVIES THAT GET TO GO TO THE THEATRES ARE SHITTY MOVIES THAT NO ONE WANTS TO SEE. WE HAVE TO OWN OUR OWN STUDIOS IN ORDER TO SEE GOOD BLACK MOVIES OR SOON MOVIES W/ A BLACK CAST W/ BE A THING OF THE PAST. IF GEORGE LUCUS THE MAKER OF "STAR WAR" WAS TOLD NO BY 7 MAJOR STUDIOS. THAN HOW ARE THE REG PEOPLE W/ NO CONTACTS OR CONNECTIONS ARE GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DOORS! RICH BLACK CELEBS ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND OWN THEIR OWN STUDIOS. HOLLYWOOD HAS DIGRESSED NOT PROGRESSED. *YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE WORKING ACTORS AND ACTREESES WHO ARE 100% JEWISH OR HALF JEWISH. THEY KEEP THEIR OWN WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD. I FOUND A LIST OF ALL THE JEWS IN HOLLYWOOD! THEY OWN THE STUDIOS, CASTING AND DISTIBUTION! WAKE UP AMERICA BLACKS AND NON JEWS! STOP SUPPORTING BAD MOVIES THAT ARE OWNED BY RACIST STUDIOS!
LovelyGirl's picture

The acting was poor and the

The acting was poor and the script did the story no justice. Sorry I just don't support Black business I support GOOD business and product..
Anonymous's picture

I felt the exact same way

I felt the exact same way about he movie--Mediocre acting and script. . . And knowing how just above par the movie was I would still go see it again to support a positive Black movie.
Anonymous's picture

Well obviously you don't know

Well obviously you don't know a good product, when you see one. You can't please everyone, this is why we can't get ahead. Red Tails is, WINNING regardless of your opinion!
DKPEACH's picture

Actually, this was in no way

Actually, this was in no way a good product. It wasn't a horrible one either and it is most certainly not why 'we can't get ahead'. I'm glad it did well simply because of the actors in in, however, the original movie about the Tuskeegee Airmen (with Lawrence Fishburn) was a way better movie. I don't understand how a movie about these Black men didn't have ANY Black women in it. No mothers, daughters, girlfriends, etc...that we KNOW supported these men. The only love story they portrayed was of a desperate acting Black pilot chasing a white woman. That storyline just reeked of desperation. I have no problem with the fact that historically, those things happened, but this particular relationship just seemed an afterthought.
zgirl's picture

Seems like a good look-I

Seems like a good look-I might go see it.
LA's picture

...yesterday I went to see

...yesterday I went to see "Red Tails" at 1:30 p.m., but, the Show was sold out! ... later in the Afternoon, I saw "Red Tails", and I thought it was great, and impressive.
rebellious soul's picture

i saw the movie yesterday at

i saw the movie yesterday at tysons corner mall in VA..some of the actual tuskegee airmen were their signing autographs...told us how true the movie parallelled their lives...for all the haters on this blog please go sits down...they were intelligent + stroing whom efforts opened the door for many other blacks to become pilots
Anonymous's picture

I enjoyed the movie, and we

I enjoyed the movie, and we as Afro-Americans have to support our own. Someone stated it was not the #1 movie, maybe if you have gone out and supported it, it could have been in the top spot. Don't make comments about the movie if you didn't support it. The first weekend is the most important weekend of the movie.
DKPEACH's picture

WELL DESERVE

WELL DESERVE
imsoohot.'s picture

it was a good movie it wasnt

it was a good movie it wasnt the best movie but it was solid i think it could have went in more depth as to what the point was even tho we all understood what it was but still...also i thought Neyo was a horrible actor when i saw battlefield LA so i knew this movie would be no different
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Anonymous's picture

Love Love the movie had me

Love Love the movie had me and my kids moved to tears they immediately did research on the Tuskegee Airmen
Anonymous's picture

Love Love the movie had me

Love Love the movie had me and my kids moved to tears they immediately did research on the Tuskegee Airmen
Anonymous's picture

i can't wait to see

i can't wait to see this...and i know this has nothing to do with nothing but who knew George Lucas was dating Melody Hobson??!! Didnt know he like black women...makes me like him more lol
Anonymous's picture

They are not dating. That is

They are not dating. That is his wife of several years.
Anonymous's picture

They are not dating. That is

They are not dating. That is his wife of several years.
Anonymous's picture

I really want to see this.

I really want to see this.
Anonymous's picture

We can't wait to see it! We

We can't wait to see it! We are going to tell our readers at www.thefabgirls.wordpress.com all about it. It is a new blog for African American teens and tweens. You can also follow us at @thefabgirldaily on Twitter!
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Went this weekend to see the

Went this weekend to see the movie and took my eleven year old son to expose him to a part of history that is typically hidden away. He ended up being brought to tears, and this is a kid that never gets emotional about movies. I agree with the other posters, I believe they should have went into depth instead of playing it safe but a great story nonetheless.
S.Nicole's picture

I kinda wish they would have

I kinda wish they would have shown more of the racism aspect of it, but if you focus on that, then the whites won't support it. My theater had nothing but whites in there! I was really dissappointed in my people. You know the majority of blacks are going to wait for bootleg, which is why hollywood doesn't want to spend a lot of money on black movies!!! Pay for the movie people, then we'll get more quality films like this, rather than trash like Madea!
DuHTruth's picture

Went this weekend to see the

Went this weekend to see the movie and took my eleven year old son to expose him to a part of history that is typically hidden away. He ended up being brought to tears, and this is a kid that never gets emotional about movies. I agree with the other posters, I believe they should have went into depth instead of playing it safe but a great story nonetheless.
S.Nicole's picture

I saw Red Tails in negroround

I saw Red Tails in negroround sunday and it was delightful. The acting was extremely cliche and the love story line was pointless, however I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
Queen's picture

I really enjoyed this movie,

I really enjoyed this movie, hope all you guys go and see it
Damn Shame's picture

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Anonymous's picture

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Anonymousjcharles's picture

I truly enjoyed the movie.

I truly enjoyed the movie. Though Ne-Yo's accent wasn't great, I thought he was rather funny in the movie.
:)'s picture

I thought it was good. The

I thought it was good. The actors-even Neyo-did a great job w/ the script they were given. Yes the story could've gone a lot deeper. I think they tried to hard to make the movie palatable to everyone. They certainly could've given more insight to how the characters felt about the war and how it was to be a black fighter pilot at that time.
Anonymously famous's picture

Depending on how successful

Depending on how successful this movie is they are talking about doing a prequel as well as a sequel.
:)'s picture

Congrats Redtails!

Congrats Redtails!
Melody's picture

Perhaps they should have used

Perhaps they should have used more big names instead of a cast we don't know about but I'm still impressed that it was in the top three.
Pat's picture

The movie was good, great

The movie was good, great story line, good actors. Nate Parker is a handsome piece of chocolate, I loved the tone he brought to the film. Unfortunately I was slightly disheartened when I went into the theater and it wasn't packed. I do think if they waited to release the film in Feb it wouldve had a greater impact but nonetheless its still a must see.
Anonymous's picture

CONGRATS! I would go and

CONGRATS! I would go and watch but I HATE WAR type of movies.
U laid it low and Spread it Wide.....mama Braxton's picture

I enjoyed the movie. But like

I enjoyed the movie. But like others have stated, Neyo's character and acting was beyond annoying! And all of his jokes in the movie fell flat.
Elle's picture

Please go out and watch it

Please go out and watch it folks. Was watching Oprah last night. So many Hollywood elites are betting on it to fail, just so they can confirm the stereotype that Black films and actors don't carry in big bucks. The denigrate us to big pimping, gun slinging, crack selling folks & want to keep us there. Show them we're more than that by supporting stories like these
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