T.I.’s son, King showed his support for his daddy by getting the movie’s title carved into his hair. Is King the coolest little 5-year-old in the South?
T.I. saluted his fans for making Takers the #1 movie in America. Yesterday the movie industry jumped the gun by proclaiming The Last Exorcism #1 before the final receipts had even been counted.
Some industry insiders secretly blamed racism for the hasty estimates. Even after Takers was proven to be the box office winner, some movie websites dragged their feet on announcing the winner.
“They all wanted [Lionsgate movie studio] to win the box office three weeks in a row,” said a label exec who asked to remain anonymous.
The film’s excited star, T.I., was on the phone Monday reaching out to media and supporters to thank them — including a personal phone call to Sandrarose.com that went unanswered due to technical problems with my garbage HTC phone. (I ended up buying a MyTouch Slide last night as a result).
“It was so tight, they kinda misinformed people prematurely and gave out the wrong information,” T.I. said in a phone interview with MTV News. “But officially, as it stands right now, ‘Takers’ is the #1 movie in the country, contrary to popular belief. In my heart, I felt it would be.”
According to BoxofficeMojo, Sony Screen Gem’s “Takers” took in $20.51 million on opening weekend, while ‘Exorcism’ pulled in a respectable $20.36 million to take the #2 spot.
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