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Weekend B.O. (Sept. 2-4) People Sure Love Themselves "The Help"

by Sergio
September 4, 2011 2:38 AM
26 Comments
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You just knew it didn't you? That The Help was going to be No.1 again this weekend. It's like a freight train you can't stop. And there have to be black people who really like this film - though I'm guessing that most of them are those really old black folks on wheelchairs and walkers that I've been seeing lately at movie theaters.

Columbiana dropped a steep 45% from last week which means either the word of mouth is not good on the film, or there are people who have a problem with an attractive black female in the lead and not in a subservient role or maybe both.

This week's list below...

1. The Help (DreamWorks/Disney) Est 4-Day Weekend $18M, Est Cume $122M
2. The Debt (Focus Features) Est 4-Day Weekend $12M, Est Cume $14M
3. Apollo 18 (Dimension/The Weinstein Co) Est 4-Day Weekend $11M
4. Shark Night 3D (Relativity) Est 4-Day Weekend $11M
5. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) Est 4-Day Weekend $10M, Est Cume $162M
6. Colombiana (Sony) Est 4-Day Weekend $10M, Est Cume $24M
7. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (FilmDistrict) Est 4-Day Weekend $6M, Est Cume $17.6M
8. Our Idiot Brother (The Weinstein Co) Est 4-Day Weekend $6.5M, Est Cume $16.5M
9. Spy Kids 4D - 3D (Dimension/Weinstein Co) Est 4-Day Weekend $6.3M, Est Cume $30.5M
10. The Smurfs (Sony) Est 4-Day Weekend $5M, Est Cume $133M

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26 Comments

  • Marcia | September 7, 2011 1:14 AMReply

    @Accidental Visitor When is your book coming out? You already have a good title... And you're right, it wasn't a non-violent time. Who figured fifty years later the violence would be us against us?

  • Marcia | September 7, 2011 1:11 AMReply

    @CareyCarey You got it!

  • AccidentalVisitor | September 6, 2011 12:29 PMReply

    {{{ The Help” was a wonderful book and movie. I am so proud to be “old” enough to remember a time when black gang bangers weren’t killing black men, women and children for drug money; when black girls and young women weren’t having stair step babies from an assortment of “sperm donors”; when black fathers actually married a black woman, had children and they all lived in the same house; }}}

    And yet.....the novel "The Help" doesn't have a role for black father or black husbands or black men in general. The novel also has no real purpose for the black family because it is more interested in the black maids relationships with white families. The novel "The Help" cares more about how the black maids feel about the white children they oversee more so than their own black children they bring into the world. Or at least that's what I've been told. And from all reports the books sugarcoat how much of a violent, terrorist state Mississippi was to black people who live there. Hmmm. That would suggest those Good ol' times wasn't as non-violent and peachy as you just made it out to be. Defend the quality of the film all you want but lets not get revisionist here.

  • Nadell | September 6, 2011 2:58 AMReply

    I must admit, I was totally on the defensive w/ all the negative talk about Zoe's "Colombiana". But to be honest after seeing the film, I agree...the script lacked sooo much. And that's all I'll say. But Ms. Saldana is that good of an actress that she lights up the lack-luster script and adds the necessary ump.
    I really wish it were better written but Zoe holds it down nonetheless.
    And for goodness sake, Zoe identifies w/ being Latina and Black! I don't understand why it is so hard to belief but the two are not mutually exclusive. She's said so herself.....just google this specifically: Zoe "Yo soy una mujer negra". It is possible folks. Africans were brought to just about every country on our globe - black is bound to descend.

  • CareyCarey | September 5, 2011 11:48 AMReply

    Wait a minute. I could easily be describe as the king of hi-jacking post around here but “The Help” was a wonderful book and movie.... and Crime is down in the city of Chicago?

    WTH happened! Lets see how they are tied together? Lets see, black maids and gangbangers & drug... uuuummmm. I don’t see the connection? And then we have...

    “crime is lower only because so many black men are either in jail or in the grave”

    So crime is lower (in Chicago) b/c a whole lot of black men are dead or in jail. REALLY!? SERIOUSLY?!

    Okay, everybody fall in behind Marcia, sing along:

    I wish I was in de land ob cotton,
    Old times dar am not forgotten;
    Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
    In Dixie Land whar I was born in,
    Early on one frosty mornin,
    Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.

    Those lyrics, written in a comic, exaggerated version of African American Vernacular English, tell the story of a freed black slave pining for the plantation of his birth.

    Now I don’t know if Marcia is a white women ( I hope so) but I would venture to say she has not lived in or around the life she speaks of ( black gang bangers, killing men, women and children for drug money; black girls and young women having stair step babies) so it’s obvious her view is a stereotypical one that she plucked off the 10 o’clock news, so I would suggest she talk about something she knows, and tell us how any of this relates to the wonderful book The Help?

    SMH... the crime rate is down and what?! I get it, everybody should read The Help; women, school children, gang bangers, single black women and black thugs, and everything will be alright in the morning - right? ..... I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times dar....

  • Marcia | September 5, 2011 10:26 AMReply

    @JM Crime is down in the city of Chicago. Look it up.

    The ball dropped when the government started paying poor, young, uneducated girls and women to have as many babies as they wanted.

    "If there’s more gang banging and fatherless families in the black community, might that have been due to older black people raising other people’s kids instead of their own?" Out of your post, this is the most ridiculous statement.

    If these children had been raised by older black people, there would have been hope. These children were raised by the "streets".

  • JMac | September 5, 2011 9:09 AMReply

    "Today, crime is lower only because so many black men are either in jail or in the grave."

    Out of your post, this is the most ridiculous statement. You're older than I am so I won't tell how completely wrong it is nor how to look it up your "facts" and educate yourself.

    If there's more gang banging and fatherless families in the black community, might that have been due to older black people raising other people's kids instead of their own? After all, somebody dropped the ball somewhere. It didn't just pop up all at once in a matter of a few years.

  • Clnmike | September 5, 2011 8:26 AMReply

    Just seems like bad timing for Zoe's movie to come out compared to the others. Also I think people over estimate Zoe's appeal to black people, most remember the face but not the name.

  • AccidentalVisitor | September 5, 2011 7:54 AMReply

    {{{ “I hate supporting that author in any way but I’ll go see the movie nonetheless.”
    Typical.
    By JMac }}}

    Yes, JMac, it is typical. It is typical that I would pay cash to see a film that has gotten a vast majority of positive reviews, has gotten great word of mouth from people whom I respect who saw it themselves, and that has substantial roles for black actors and actresses. Damn proud of how typical that is for me. What is typical of you? Supporting any film with a black lead or maybe a black female lead regardless of the quality of the movie? How special.

    {{{ The story didn’t bother as much as the “look” of the film. The White woman were young and beautiful. The cinematography complimented them, highlighting their pale skin, the clothing emphasizing their slimness. Yeah, some women were evil, but they were beautiful-evil. Looks matter more. }}}

    I hear you on this but as I’ve argued before this happens very often when the main people on the screen are white men and black men too. Hollywood flicks will have white guys who look better than their black male counterparts and also tend to favor them with the lighting. No one seems to care. Tarantino’s slave film could end up having pretty boy Leonardo as the “bad guy” and the somewhat goofy-looking, somewhat balding (or whatever is going on there) Jamie Foxx as the “good guy”. And yet there is barely a peep about it on this site..

    {{{The black maids were old and the majority were fat. Even the teenage girl going to be a maid was fat. WTF? And all were dark skin (because of course there is no such thing as light skin maids), which was filmed in an unflattering manner. It was as if the producers were emphasizing white “superiority” over blackness by how they looked. }}}

    On the one hand I am a little uneasy by your suggestion that the addition of light-skinned black maids would have helped balance the scales in terms of the beauty quotient. I apologize if I misinterpreted what you meant.

    That being said “The Help” is refreshing in the extent that it does heavily employ dark skinned actresses. How many other films can say that? Even that travesty “For Colored Girls” by Tyler Perry went out of its way to employ a high number of lighter skinned gals. In Hollywood dark-skinned black males are in a way overrepresented because the vast, vast majority of black actors working are of a darker hue. The reverse is true in my estimation for black actresses. Far too many light skinned women (especially those with long, flowing, straight hair) get the bulk f the major opportunities. When I saw the Entertainment Weekly cover with Viola and Octavia on it struck me how I couldn’t recall women of such complexions being give that type of opportunity or profile.

    As for the weight issue people I know who have read the book have told me this is how the characters are described by the author. That’s her vision based upon the real life maids she grew up around. And to be fair the stereotypical “mammy” persona has been around for awhile. Is there some truth to it? Interesting enough in “The Secret Life of Bees” they reportedly made the black sisters younger and some would say prettier than how they were described in the book, which angered some of the fans of the novel. Would black people have less issue with “The Help” if Alicia Keys or Sophie Okonedo played the maids?

    Last of all we have underestimated how popular this damn book is. I still have zero interest in reading the novel myself but it is beloved by white women across this nation apparently. And they are driving the market on this one.

  • Marcia | September 5, 2011 7:44 AMReply

    "The Help" was a wonderful book and movie. I am so proud to be "old" enough to remember a time when black gang bangers weren't killing black men, women and children for drug money; when black girls and young women weren't having stair step babies from an assortment of "sperm donors"; when black fathers actually married a black woman, had children and they all lived in the same house; when crime was much lower and the streets were safer. Today, crime is lower only because so many black men are either in jail or in the grave. I wonder if someone will write today's story in 50 years. They won't have to write about colored maids; they can write about the black people who took the race to hell in a hand basket.

  • AccidentalVisitor | September 5, 2011 7:17 AMReply

    Some of you are going way overboard, such as that gem from A (or was it B) who makes up her/his own sewn together quote to make some kind of point. You have your own agenda for why you want Columbiana to succeed. That’s fine but not everyone here shares your agenda. You claim that studios don’t want to make action films with “black girls” as the leads; I counter that studios don’t want to make any action films with female leads. It is nothing personal against black women in general. But at least there was a black female lead in a summer flick this year. How many other lead roles for women in such popcorn films (therefore “The Help” doesn’t count) came out this summer? Three? Four? (Am I being too generous?). Zoe being the star of one of them means that a black female was the lead in one of the handful of summer flicks with a main female protagonist. The problem is mostly gender. Males dominate the slate of films released in the summertime. How many Hollywood, big budget flicks came out the past few months with a male as the lead character? Forty? Fifty? Sixty? Big difference there. And of those sixty or so films did the studios spread the wealth by making any of the male leads non-white? No. So when it comes to LEAD ROLES in major motion summer films who end up being far better represented both in terms of proportion compared to others of their gender and in terms of overall numbers: black men or black women? The answer is the latter.

    I’m not all too worried about Zoe. She is getting work and I’m guessing this won’t be the last time she gets a shot at this. And lets take a look at the opportunities afforded Zoe for the last few years. When James Cameron was casting the two leads of Avatar the casting call asked for white males exclusively to audition for Jake, but the Neytiri role was opened up to all races, although early on it was hinted at that Cameron was looking more for minority actresses. Should white actresses be upset about that lack of an opportunity? For Abraham’s Star Trek Zoe was given not only the only major female role but arguably one of the three biggest roles amongst the main cast. Obviously Uhura was the only main female regular on the original series but on that show her role was extremely unimportant. Certainly she had no relationship with Spock in the TV series. Abrahams could have continued to marginalize the character and kept her in the background along with Scotty, Sulu and Checkov. He could have even created new female characters to play the pivotal female roles and had those roles filled by white starlets. Instead he beefed up Uhura’s role to the point that she seemed more pivotal to the story than freakin’ Dr. McCoy. Wow, another bad break for Zoe. And what about the Losers? The comic the film was based upon did not even have a black female, certainly not as one of the main characters. The director though cast Zoe to play the kick-ass female lead and gave her a love interest (including a love scene) with the white male lead. So let’s stop the pity party for Zoe. When you look at the films she has done, the films she has coming out and the films she may be up for in the future, she isn’t exactly being deprived of chances, including opportunities as an action star. She certainly isn’t being deprived of playing sexy characters.

    As for Columbiana, that film has a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s awful . Ghost writes something about there was no bashing of the movie in the city he/she resides. I don’t even know what the hell that means. Maybe it means it got a good review or two from some movie critic who works that town. Fine. Those positive reviews make up the 33% of the folks who liked the movie. Ghost also mentions that some critics refer to the film as a guilty pleasure. Well, those critics are also part of the 33% who gave the film their approval and they did so only under the stipulation of pointing out that it is nothing more than a guilty pleasure. Hmmm. That’s not much of a recommendation.

    I suppose I have higher expectations for the movies I fork over my money to. Although I’ve only paid attention to Rotten Tomatoes for the last couple of years, I am almost sure that over the last decade I’ve only seen a few films that failed to get a fresh/positive score. And those films I only paid to see because in my inner circle wanted to see them. No one though was interested in Columbiana. Thank God. If Zoe had had a black love interest in Columbiana I still wouldn’t have paid to see it, not with such tepid reviews and bad word of mouth. But that being said if Hollywood wants me to support another popcorn movie in which Zoe or some young black actress gets paired exclusively with white males then it needs to be one that actually generates some good reviews. Otherwise I can catch it on cable.

  • Cherish | September 5, 2011 3:46 AMReply

    @B

    The trailer is about selling the movie to a particular audience. It's obvious from the trailer that I'm not the audience for this film, which is fine. For someone who supposedly "knows" movies, you seem clueless and oblivious to the fact that movies that Columbiana appeals to a younger, mostly male audience. Young chick, violence, clips of her in stripping. Just because there is a black lead doesn't mean black people of all ages will want to see this movie. SMH

    @Accidental Visitor:

    I didn't mean to imply that light-skin maids were needed to balance it out the white women shown. Or that dark skin is inferior or ugly. Just was tired of the stereotype.

    As for Black men/white men in films, I don't think Black men are made to look less attractive in films next to white men. I do believe that Black men tend to be portrayed as "less smart." or less cerebral than their white counterparts in film. That's another discussion.

  • tracey | September 5, 2011 1:31 AMReply

    I would've considered Colombiana seeing if Rosario Dawson had been playing the lead. It would've been halfway believable. Zoe is prob. barely 100 lbs; seeing the commercials of her running around with large guns just made me SMH...

  • Ghost | September 5, 2011 1:01 AMReply

    Hollywood will still waste time and money on stupid white male comedy pics, cheesy thrillers, and regurgitated espionage flicks so why not put more money into a larger, black girl kicks ass movie?
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    Because those whtie films make back thier budget. Those film were cheap to make.
    Those films make some profit as rentals or on networks like IFC or Comedy Central.
    Also they can get release 15 times in multi packs as we have seen in Wal-Mart.
    The casts have some link to some tv show
    The cast is willing to go to places we won't go. They will go to a comic con even if theri film has nothing to do with the event.
    Some were indie films that got enough hype to get picked up.

    I've heard no bashing of Columbiana in my city. Folks were happy to see a minoirty girl inthe lead even if they were not going to see it. Many reviewers called it a guilty pleasure.

  • B | September 4, 2011 12:38 PMReply

    @Cherish: "The female lead is probably parading around in her bra and panties through 50% of the film, luring her targets with her “sexuality” before brutally killing them. No thanks."

    Actually, she's not, which is exactly why you shouldn't judge a movie by its trailer. (She rarely uses her sexuality to lure in victims - she just sneaks up on them and shoots them dead for the most part). Trailers never capture a film - only the parts that the makers think will reel people in. They are advertising, pure and simple. But then, this is common sense to anyone who knows films. Smh.

  • A | September 4, 2011 12:36 PMReply

    “I hate supporting that author in any way but I’ll go see the movie nonetheless.”

    Typical.

    @ Jmac -

    LOL - Isn't it hilarious? Doesn’t this statement pretty much sums it up? And other comments were better:

    “I went in wanting to hate it, and it made all the black women look old and overweight and ugly and the white women looked beautiful and young and slim. I felt embarrassed and ashamed to be sitting in the theatre but I guess that’s okay. At least I am not supporting that black woman’s movie in any way. After all she is a black latina, not a real black person like me. She is probably in her underwear half the movie. I hate it when black women look sexy”.

    . . . . . .sigh . . . . . .

    Honestly Jmac, it’s not that I think that Colombiana did bad – nobody could say that this film is a failure esp. when you compare it to other luc besson films, and The Debt, with two big stars. The industry types I’ve talked to are referring to it as ‘solid’. I went online and checked - The Professional opening weekend was 5 mill. This film did fine.

    I think we all can agree that it will make a nice, tidy profit, just in the US, and it hasn’t even opened in Europe yet.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if there’s if they announce a Colombiana 2. And Zoe’s carrer is fine, so none of that is the issue.

    I think the larger issue is, I was hoping this would be a HUGE runaway train hit so it would FORCE Hollywood to try more films in this vein. Of course I had heard of the Cleopatra Jones that Don Cheadle was trying to develop (I’m sure you heard of it) with Jada. I also heard they were trying to get Jennifer Lopez, because of the wide spread belief that black women just don’t sell in this genre. So obviously, if this was number #1 . . . . .would have been nice.

    It’s not so much about Zoe and Colombiana as it is about some of the other screenplays I know of, floating around.

    We are moving forward, it’s just taking a while. But Miss Zoe has nothing to be ashamed of – she did good.

  • Cherish | September 4, 2011 11:09 AMReply

    re The Help:

    I went in wanting to hate this movie. I came out kind of liking it, not loving it, but not hating it either. There were aspects of the film that I disliked, and not sure if they were touched on here.

    As for the story itself, I can understand people being ticked, but in 1960s South what are the chances of a major publishing house putting together a book about Black maids' experiences if a Black maid presented it?

    The story didn't bother as much as the "look" of the film. The White woman were young and beautiful. The cinematography complimented them, highlighting their pale skin, the clothing emphasizing their slimness. Yeah, some women were evil, but they were beautiful-evil. Looks matter more.

    The black maids were old and the majority were fat. Even the teenage girl going to be a maid was fat. WTF? And all were dark skin (because of course there is no such thing as light skin maids), which was filmed in an unflattering manner. It was as if the producers were emphasizing white "superiority" over blackness by how they looked.

    Also, some scenes with the black maids were undignified. The toilet scene or when Viola's character fell were just not necessary. Just left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Ultimately, I don't see it as Oscar worth film. The only actress I think worthy of a nomination was Octavia Spencer. I wasn't that moved by Viola Davis' character, maybe because it borderline stereotypical.

    But overall it was a decent film, no great, but OK.

  • Cherish | September 4, 2011 10:25 AMReply

    I am not going to see Columbiana.

    Someone previously referred to this movie as female empowerment. Seriously? This looks like the typical action film geared towards male teenagers. The female lead is probably parading around in her bra and panties through 50% of the film, luring her targets with her "sexuality" before brutally killing them. No thanks.

    And why are some people calling this a Black movie? Zoe a Black Latina (so not trying to re-open that argument) but other than that nothing else in the previews says that this i film has a Black cast. From the looks of it, Saldana is darkest person in the movie.

    To be honest, I don't have that "emotional investment" in Zoe as Black actress anyway. She is chameleon-like. When she is surrounded by a Black cast, then I see her as Black. When she is in these mixed cast or predominantly white cast films, I see her as a woman of color, but not in the same vein as Nicole Beharie or Gabrielle Union. I guess that's part of her appeal anyway.

    Either way, I'm not spending on the movie.

  • JMac | September 4, 2011 10:18 AMReply

    "I hate supporting that author in any way but I’ll go see the movie nonetheless."

    Typical.

  • JMac | September 4, 2011 10:16 AMReply

    I don't quite get why Columbiana's performance means we won't see more movies like this. It made more that Our Idiot Brother and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and made about the same weekend as The Debt, Apollo 18, and Shark Night. Looks like it made a decent earning despite the weather.

    Hollywood will still waste time and money on stupid white male comedy pics, cheesy thrillers, and regurgitated espionage flicks so why not put more money into a larger, black girl kicks ass movie? Next time advertise it more, put her opposite a black male lead, black director or producer would be nice then maybe blacks will come out and support it better.

  • Tyson | September 4, 2011 10:00 AMReply

    Colombiana has gotten awful reviews from critics so I am happy it is falling in the Boxoffice. I do not care if the star is black. Crap is crap. I am so happy people are running to see The Help. That is a very well made film with outstanding acting from Spencer and Davis. So happy that film film will make more than 150 million

  • AccidentalVisitor | September 4, 2011 9:41 AMReply

    Oh, cry me a river for "Colombiana". The reviews for the film are mostly horrible. The handful of people I know who saw it mostly thought it was something they should have waited for on cable. Sorry, I don't support films just because they have black leads. They have to be good too. If I hear ahead of time that "Red Tails" is God awful I'll be staying away from that flick as well.

    You folks are acting as if 'Colombiana" is the next "Die Hard" or something. Let's get real. And whoever made that comment about Zoe skipping the interviews with black publications next time and doing Comic Con has to be joking. One freakin' interview with Ebony doesn't mean much and frankly probably didn't take much time away from her schedule. She and TPTB of her film had plenty of time to go to events like Comic Con if that was what they wanted. They chose not to. Or maybe they were not invited.

    I will finanlly see "The Help" after I had to drop my movie plans last week. I'm seeing it mostly because I feel Davis will get nominated for an Academy award and since I participate in an annual Oscar pool I like to see all the films and performances that are nominated. A young black woman at work saw it last week and told me she really liked it. I hate supporting that author in any way but I'll go see the movie nonetheless.

  • A | September 4, 2011 9:13 AMReply

    @ James Madison - Yes, I saw the same thing - the audience was yelling at the screen and loving it. People were cheering.

    Ghost said -

    We can cry about the lack of blacks in films but when push comes to shove we won’t go out to support anything that isn’t coonfest and we can pretty much expect Red Tails to suffer a WORST fate with no support from the black community.

    @ Ghost -

    Oh GOD I hope not. I have high hopes for Red Tails - if we turn out, it could launch a few careers, and also prove once and for all that an all-black cast can carry a big studio film. That's major - I'm tired of people saying that fast and furious doesn't count because there's that one white guy in it. They say the same about Takers – but I can’t imagine that black people won’t turn out for Red Tails.

    Let’s just hope a tyler perry movie isn’t opening that same weekend.

  • Ghost | September 4, 2011 7:58 AMReply

    Columbiana dropped a steep 45% from last week which means either the word of mouth is not good on the film, or there are people who have a problem with an attractive black female in the lead and not in a subservient role or maybe both.
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    I think the reason might be that there have been NO ads or commercials for Columbiana after its first week. I've seen nor heard a thing about this film anywhere.

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    But still, what does this say about what the black public supports?
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    We can cry about the lack of blacks in films but when push comes to shove we won't go out to support anything that isn't coonfest and we can pretty much expect Red Tails to suffer a WORST fate with no suipport from the black community.

    It also says we don't support a black actress whose career has been made starring in nonblack films.

  • James Madison | September 4, 2011 7:57 AMReply

    I saw Columbiana this week.

    There was a big turn out in the theater and applause at several scenes. It seemed that the audience really liked it. I wonder what the reactions were in other theaters.

    I enjoyed the film despite having some issues with the writing. There were elements in Luc Besson's screenplay that did not work for me. Robert Mark Kamen was credited as a screenwriter as well, so I don't know who really to pinpoint the exact problems I had with the screenplay.

    The unfair criticisms of Zoe being too skinny can be thrown out the window. It is one of the most absurd statements ever.

    I did see quite a few people going to see The Help, so I am not surprised that sales would be strong, being that it's audience is cross cultural.

    Overall, I think Columbiana will be successful if not in theaters, but as a cult hit on video similar to The Terminator.

  • A | September 4, 2011 7:33 AMReply

    Oh no - poor Colombiana. The only little bit of ok news is luc besson films apparently make most of it's money in Europe - the transporter franchise only opened to $9mill, and they had no hurricane to blame. So we might still get a sequel, or we might not.

    But there won't be a black girl lead action film coming out of Hollywood for a long while, that’s for sure – we might continue to get light weight, eye candy roles (Naomie Harris in James Bond, Paula Patton in Mission, Natouri whats-her-name in Wolverine, zoe in avatar) but no kick butt leading stuff. And no sci-fi stuff on the horizon either, way too expensive, so forget Octavia Butler. ☹

    But still, what does this say about what the black public supports? I went to see Colombiana again with my girls this weekend, and it was three-forths full but we were pretty much the ONLY black faces in there, male or female. When other people went to see it, what did they see?

    There were a lot of old black women (women in their forties, fifties, sixties) standing in line for The Help though, along with a lot of white women.

    Maybe Zoe should have skipped black publications altogether and gone to Comic Con or something to push the film?

    Oh well, I did my part.

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