Trevor Jackson as Superfly

Sony's ambitious remake of the 1972 Black exploitation film Super Fly, fell far short of expectations at the box office this weekend.

Superfly brought in just $6.3 million in ticket sales. Added to the dismal $1.2 million take for the movie opener on Wednesday, Superlfy grossed $7.5 million in total domestic ticket sales.

Trevor Jackson as Superfly

If Sony is expecting to recoup its $16 million production budget, it may take a while.

Moviegoers have decided Superfly is super bad -- and that's not good.

 

Superfly stars Trevor Jackson ("Black-ish") as Youngblood Priest, a conceited drug dealer looking to score a big drug deal to finance his retirement from the drug game. But the deal goes horribly wrong.

Superfly was directed by DirectorX with cinematography by Amir Mokri and soundtrack by rapper Future Hendrix.

Ron O Neal as Super Fly

The original Super Fly movie, directed by Gordon Parks and starring man's man Ron O'Neal as Priest, raked in $30 million in 1972 -- easily recouping its budget of just over $500,000.

Meanwhile, Disney and Pixar's Incredibles shattered box office records with a $180 million opening weekend. And the all-female Ocean's 8 flick finally recouped its $70 million production budget landing at the #2 spot with a $19.5 million gross.

 

  • SpillyNillie

    I felt like this was a made for TV movie...I'm still going to support tomorrow during half price Tuesdays...

  • iWasteTime

    1. Director X is fne. He hits all my boxes.
    2. I'm going to see it. I read a few really good reviews down my timeline.
    3. They'll get their money back, the way I read it, it'll end up like Shottas and be a cult classic.

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    I went to see it over the weekend. And nah wasn't that good

  • Coy little wink

    Yep...lifetime ? it really seemed like a music video with extended scenes.

    I saw it I wanted to see incredibles the boo was like no...

    I'm sure incredibles was way better...

  • TMW

    The New York Times and USA Today gave it decent reviews too.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile now the incredibles I will be seeing ....

  • MookieFly

    Yea I think if it was explained through marketing that it was a remake or what the actual story was about, more people would have went to see it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    The talented triple threat Trevor Jackson is from the spin off "Grown-ish" not "Black-ish".

  • Phillybruh

    Saw it yesterday, it was actually decent. And over the next month will make its money back.

  • SpillyNillie

    Sandra, any news on TIP and his new sidepiece? Spill that Peachy Tea...

  • Pebbles

    I was just coming here to ask too.

    I forgot who they said the side piece was but from the video it definitely wasn’t tiny

  • Thingamajig

    Shottas was all that and more. Superfail on the otherhand tried to hard.

  • SpillyNillie

    Apparently it's Asia'h Epperson from the show Greenleaf...also one of the chicks that got arrested about a month ago for refusing to leave Houston's after using the restroom

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Im only going to see it if someone invites me on their dime..or it shows up on my firestick... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I love Shottas

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I thought it was a tv series at first and when I found out it was a movie I was shocked

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I'll wait for it to come out on tv

  • Thingamajig

    That explains why Tiny left TI standing outside the gate before he got arrested that same week.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    "The original Super Fly movie, directed by Gordon Parks and starring man’s man Ron O’Neal as Priest"
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    You tryna say Trevor Jackson isn't a man's man Sandra LOL....If you are then I agree...he gives me "how u doin" vibes in real life since I first seen him on screen smh...some movies should never ever be remade...

  • dontgetblocked

    I'll watch it for free but this seems like another drug dealing movie. Superfly had Curtis Mayfield on the soundtrack and the music made it. This one has Future. Hmmmm.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    It all makes sense now and I think Tiny knew about the girl thats why when TMZ interviewed Tiny about the incident at Houston's she said she didn't agree with Tip...its a cycle of disrespect that we all know too well in the industry... I cant even listen to half of these man child rapper's songs anymore...I stay pressin next on my pandora...

  • KcoolMuziq

    I hope she doesn't lose her role on "Greenleaf" because of this. She is SO GOOD in it!

  • Libra80sBaby

    I honestly think they should have released this on Netflix. The movie and cast were not strong enough to be released in theaters. IMO

  • Yardgirl

    Shottas was the best!! What effed up the money was the leaked release of the unfinished/unedited movie that most people copped from Pookie n’em. I still supported by buying the DVD though.

  • Yui

    Mah thoughts exactly. Big names and who’s who are always the draw.

  • Yoni7

    Tasha Skanks. LOL

  • Pebbles

    Do she have Instagram? If yes! Is she taking the heat or did she cut her comments off?

  • Yoni7

    That chick favored Zonnique (to me). She didn't seem like a "new" sidepiece. They were familiar with each other. REAL familiar.

  • Scromes1212

    Wow smh now it makes sense why he was up in arms when that happened smh he was trying to defend her honor.

  • SpillyNillie

    THIS! I had to get real close to the computa screen and squint REAL hard! I was like I NO DAMN WELL this ain't Zonnique! Yeah they're familiar...at this point I'on know. I want any married couple to work it out. But the blatant disrespect that TIP exhibits...Tiny is good!

  • hi-liter

    Although I didn't mind supporting this movie, it wasn't that good....But I'm glad it made some money...

  • Libra80sBaby

    It's prolly already on Firestick....in HD. I'm gone check today.

  • Libra80sBaby

    BABY!!! Now THIS is what needs a post. Cause that nigga was so outta pocket. This the same bainch that was involved with the Houston's Restaurant situation. That video he popped her on her ass and was snuggled all up on the couch with her. Yep...they been fukin.

  • KcoolMuziq

    She made a comment about it. Then cut them off..

  • Libra80sBaby

    That's what blows me! Not just outchere cheating but BLATANTLY outchere cheating. Nigga dont have NO respect. How you gone lead the people and you cant even be the proper Leader to your wife and children?!

  • Libra80sBaby

    And he didn't waste NO time, steppin in to be "Captain Save-A-Hoe" for this trollop and her friends even though it is evident, they were drunk AF at Houstons. TIP doesn't want to be married, he just wants Tiny to be. Selfish MF

  • Yoni7

    What did Keri Hilson say....... (verbatim) "A man will only come back to you so that he can become bolder with his disrespect." #facts

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    They'll make their money back on Netflix, et al. That's what the director/producers want anyway. That's where the money is.

  • Tiff J

    I saw it also. Thought is started off iffy, but got better towards the end. I didn't think the original "Superfly" was that great, so I didn't expect much from this remake.

    I was shocked that there weren't more ATL rapper cameos in the movie. (Unless there were and I'm just too old to know who all the new rappers are) For it to have been based in ATL, and shot in ATL, I thought rappers would be trying to get their acting credits.

  • the chosen one

    people are tired of the same old storyline and that is either the come up or falling of the drug game.

  • Phillybruh

    I was kind of glad it wasn't a lot of cameos. The ending could have been better but all in all wasn't a bad movie.

  • Phillybruh

    Yall be missing out on some great movies waiting for big name draws.

  • Sushi

    That 2nd pic makes me want to cut my natural hair and get a relaxer.......owwwwwwwwe hold my mule..........

  • leapyearpisces

    that head BEYOND laid, ain't it? LOLOLOLOLOL. That head is in the CASKET. LOLOLOLOL

  • leapyearpisces

    I MUST see the fuggery that Jack-Jack will be up to. LOLOLOLOL.

  • goat

    Point me to the direction of this video...TIA!

  • MocaPretty

    I usually support black films but I had not interest in seeing this movie

  • Renee26

    Saw it...it was alright...just alright. Trevor wasn't convincing as a gangster and the fight scenes could have been better considering he was a fighter not a shooter. The females were surprisingly unattractive too except for his black gf. The editors made a few mistakes too but I'm extra observant and see mistakes in a lot of shows and movies.

  • Bonita

    Hollywood is remaking all of these originals because there's a lack of originality and creativity in the industry. I cringe at remakes and almost never support them because there's nothing to me like an original. Leave well enough alone!

  • Renee26

    His hair is natural in the movie...that's a good iron out

  • Renee26

    He gave me those vibes when he first appeared on Black-ish...I thought it was the character though...he's a cutie pie though

  • leapyearpisces

    All, what we are witnessing with T. I is the fragility of the male ego. Has anyone ever noticed that he got EXTRA, EXTRA disrespectful with his cheating once the pictures of Tiny and Floyd at Mariah's party a few years back surfaced? Every since then he has been out for BLOOD. He will never FORGIVE her for that (even though I do not believe she cheated), but the male ego, simply cannot take what they dish out, and this here folks is a PERFECT example of how insecure, and fragile the male ego is. Like a little bish, his life mission is to openly, savagely, UNAPLOGETICALLY disrespect her as much as possible (even if they are not even together anymore). We all knew he was a cheat, but before he did attempt to be coy with it, after that Floyd mess, he LOST it.... and they always love to talk about a woman scorned........

    but the gag is (and I hope I am right), I don't think Tiny even really cares about him or what he does anymore......women we all have been there, where you take and take (and I am not necessarily talking about cheating, it could be other things), and then one day you just realized you don't care anymore...you are INDIFFERENT....and I think after that whole Bernice Burgos thing, Tiny became INDIFFERENT.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I can't speak on Mr. Jackson's sexual proclivities -- only what I see. ??

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    1. The trailer was horrible,
    2. Casting was off
    3. I'll catch it on the firestick
    4. I figured it would turn out looking like an expensive music video.
    5. Did I mention I hadn't seen it and I knew it would be trash!

  • Renee26

    The comment TI posted about marriage tells it all.... She knew he had side pieces and accepted it a long time ago... He said something to the tune of women only want to get married to have the one up on side pieces and impress family.

  • Sushi

    AHHH, I would have more hair on the sides and back for the smallest marcel iron 1/2 inch so I would need a relaxer to keep that part straight.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I saw it on IG "gossip in the city" page

  • Renee26

    He was on Black-ish first...before she left for college

  • takenaback

    I saw the movie it was OK to me. Typical negro shit.. running their mouth, flashing wealth when they should be wearing a cheap watch stupid jealousy beef's and not following orders and putting the whole operation in jepardy. Now in real life I am not for the drug or alcohol mess that keep messing with your abilities tIo think and reason. But, hey I have watched a lot of movies since my 10 per month movie pass and it ranks right up there with the rest of them.

  • Sushi

    You funny

  • KcoolMuziq

    That was then this is now.

  • goat

    Good lookin

  • Yui

    But remember the general public is gulible. Not all are freethinkers

  • WutizstillHERE!

    OH yeah.. Imma be on it today deen..

  • Trace da Ace

    ^^^^ All of this....hell I was gonna wait till firestick anyways...lol

  • Phillybruh

    Jack-Jack steals the show.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Speaking of, Greenleaf should of been back before Queen Sugar but I digress and really??? Oh he's a dog no wonder Tiny ain't let him in.

  • Yoni7

    I've been so busy, I won't be able to get into Queen Sugar this season.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    They've all been recorded, I'm waiting on Lady Mae and nem lol.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Fried, dyed and layed to the side!!

  • Yoni7

    I probably won't get around to watching them either. Hell, I don't even know if my cable/DirectTV is still on. LOL #stayunpluggedathome

  • EMILY POST

    Most ridiculous looking movie ever.....
    Yet Best Perm commericial ever....

  • MJF

    Lol, random: my Firestick been acting up!

  • Pebbles

    Hold up! She one of the three that was thrown out the restaurant with her two friends right? Uh! Huh! Making a whole lot of sense now...

  • Pebbles

    In all honesty I don’t see how it would affect her role....her work and offscreen life are two separate situation, unless there is a morality clause in her contract otherwise it shouldn’t be an issue.

    She trife for even putting herself in that position in the first place who doesn’t know he a married man and if he that unhappy then he should handle that.

    I personally think she and Jacob will mess around on the show

  • January Jones

    How are they going to release Black Panther and then follow up with this Bull$hit?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Her character is suppose to be a Christian woman. This publicity is not a good look for that show or her. Whatever the case I love her character and the name.lol

    Btw: I blame Tiny she’s put up with this too long and ok’d it with her inviting other woman in their relationship.

  • Pebbles

    Trevor doesn’t fit the role of superfly , he is not believeable why not larenzo Tate , rotmi ( from power) even Terrance Howard somebody

    I watched thE movie deuces which was good

  • SumthinSweeter

    How in the hell does the current main median age group (18-27) even know anything about Superfly enough to be interested in seeing a remake? Might have had a stronger viewing in the late 90's or at least in the early 2000's.

  • Wreckognize Game

    They must've thought they would win this weekend because it was baby daddy holiday

  • natural@blk@luv

    it was a small opening

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    The movie is netflix material hell it could have came straight to the redbox honestly. But that aside Trevor bish you better push thru. That silk press is EVERYTHING!!! Come on volume. YESSS!!!

  • Jethro

    You seem to be getting a lot of joy from this. ?

  • Applebootay

    I liked the movie. I thought it was really good. I'm college educated and sort of a movie buff and old enough to have heard about the original movie. The music was good, good acting, good script, good cinematography. It was a good movie. I gather that most who saw it didn't even know it was a remake to begin with so their expectations were skewed?.

  • Applebootay

    It was a remake..

  • Applebootay

    Not to me at first either, but once I saw it, it did it justice enough.

  • IamAllnatural

    I didn’t want to see the movie because it looked silly on the commercial but he wanted to. I’ve never seen the original but this was not good. The cast were corny, bad actors, but I couldn’t help but laugh at them. This shouldn’t have made it to the big screen.

  • BadAss Will

    My sister said the movie was good.....I never trusts her decision because if her picks in husbands and clothes.. Terrible I say... TERRIBLE!

  • MistaO

    True

  • takenaback

    Don't get why you are saying it's a remake. That was already said. Just saying why somebody always screw up.

  • Junkanoo

    Hollywood needs to focus on books and stories they haven't adapted for film before instead of recycling old stuff. The soundtrack Curtis Mayfield made for Superfly is a classic Curtis was the man

  • JustMyPOV

    Y'all acting like the original Superfly was some cinematic masterpiece. LOL. I saw the new flick last Thursday and liked it. And Trevor owned the lead role. Go see it 1st and THEN speak on it.....