11/20/2013 10:47 am ET

America's Black Movie Amnesia: Non-slavery Films Sell, Too, Guys


This weekend moviegoers filed in to see “The Best Man Holiday,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 1999 film “The Best Man,” to the tune of $30.1 million. For a film that cost only $17 million to make, this is a huge success.

Headline after headline marvels at the fact that the “Best Man” sequel nearly upset “Thor.” And if we calculate per screen averages, the movie did just that. But what is most shocking to me is this continued American amnesia about black movies.

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