Moonlight

Who said a movie with a majority black cast can’t win awards unless the main character plays a maid or a crack addict?

Moonlight is about a black boy named Chiron who grows up in a rough part of Miami and finally accepts his homosexuality after longing for a boyhood pal.

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Tyler Perry Madea

Tyler Perry‘s Boo! A Madea Halloween is #1 at the box office for the 2nd straight week. ‘Boo!’ beat out Tom Hanks‘ ‘Inferno,’ earning more than $17.2 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $52.6 million.

Perry expressed his gratitude in email blasts to subscribers on his mailing list.

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Tyler Perry

Director, playwright, and actor Tyler Perry is celebrating the #1 box office success of his latest movie, ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’. The holiday film edged out Tom Cruise‘s ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with ticket sales of $17.6 million.

But Perry regrets his struggles to reach white audiences with his hit movies.

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Al Sharpton

Fox Searchlight’s Oscar hopeful Birth of a Nation fell short of expectations at the box office this weekend.

The scandal-plagued movie was expected to bring in at least $10 million in ticket sales. But ‘Nation’ earned only $350,000 on Friday and will finish the 3-day weekend just under $8 million.

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Nate Parker

Nate Parker‘s scandal-plagued movie The Birth of a Nation is expected to flop at the box office this weekend. The slavery movie opened nationwide in 2,100 theaters on Friday.

The movie was a shoe-in for an Academy Award, but the Oscar hopes will end in disaster for the film’s troubled star, writer and director.

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Leslie Jones

The all-female remake of Ghostbusters just barely beat box office estimates this weekend.

The comedy-action film — starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, opened with $45 million at 3,950 locations on Friday and Saturday to take the #2 spot.

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