Looks like Gabrielle Union and Queen Latifah's new movie Perfect Holiday is turning out to be a HUGE box office flop. Movie insiders tell MediaTakeOut.com that the film is expected to bring in less than $2M this weekend. Contrast that with the $27M that This Christmas brought in just a few weeks ago.
To make matter worse, Perfect Holiday didn't even beat This Christmas this weekend. The 3 week old movie is expected to bring in close to $3M.
Gee ... we wonder how much more successful Perfect Holiday would have been if we, and the other Black blogs out there, would have promoted it as hard as we did This Christmas?
Maybe if Gabrielle Union stopped talking greasy about us, we would have. Welcome to the world of NEW media...
thats what happens when you rotate the same actors in a different movie. however
i loveeeeeeee gabrielle union
Aww hell. I thought I was first!
I DO NOT LIKE THIS LIITLE HOE. U KNOW I USSUALLY DEFEND DARK SKINNED WOMEN, BUT I SAW HER INTERVIEWS AND SHE COMES ACROS AS PDHONY AND CONTRIVED AS HELL. AND SHE IS NOT A GOOD ACTRESS AT ALL. I MEAN YOU CANT COMPARE HER R. KING IN THIS CHRISTMAS CAUSE SHE IS HONEST AND AUTHENTIC. G. UNION U WILL NEVER BE OSCAR WORTHY PLEASE TAKE SOME MORE ACTING CLASSES. U ONLY GET HIRED CAUSE U ARE CUTE AND PROBABLY A GOOD ***
DARK SKIN STILL RULES THO
The movie looked so cheezy..
i didnt see it either
i was gonna go see it, but now, NOT
Well, Atleast she got her wish. She wanted people to stop talking about her bwhahaha!
IT WAS EXTRA CORNY.....
IT WAS LIKE A BIG AS TRAIN WRECK
Are yall surprized....
When I saw Charlie Murphy & Faizon Love in this movie, I knew that it would be a low-budget travesty....Guess I was right.
Gabrielle needs to go back to movies with substance...Bad Boys II perhaps?
Lonnydan....you have issues! I agree with you regarding G. Union. She is so fake! She came out talking *** about her own movie.....stupid move!
lol....well, *** MTO...sucks for them, huh??
Good, it looked like that movie was gon' suck anyway.
I heard that bootleg sales were kinda low as well!
once again im not suprised
Unfortunately, it's just not a good movie. Whether or not Black blogs supported it, it's more word of mouth that did it in. "This Christmas" was simply a better movie, but it was just okay as well. After "Why Did We Get Married?" both were rather disappointing. But "The Great Debaters" is an EXCELLENT movie and it's coming out soon so that should make up for "Perfect" and "Christmas."
I SAW THE MOVIE..IT WAS OKAY, BUT VERY *** MAYBE 70 MINUTES. JUST WHEN IT GOT GOOD THE MOVIES WAS OVER.
PROBABLY WOULD HAD DONE BETTER IF IT HAD WENT STRAIGHT TO CABLE TV.
GABRIELLE AND ALL THE OTHER DID A GREAT JOB IN ACTING, ALSO THE KIDS.
Sorry but who is interested in the same soup warmed over. Honestly, can Morris Chestnut do a movie without Gabrielle Union just once?
Now, I AM LEGEND is something to see!
POOR GABBY! I THINJ THAT SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT BEING RAPED AND ALL AT THE EARLY AGE OF 19 AT HER JOB. GOOD FOR HER THAT SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO RISE AND UP OVER HER SITUATION BECAUSE RAPES DEFEAT WOMEN EVERYDAY. I THINK SHES AN AIGHT ACTRESS, BUT THIS CHRISTMAS HAD BIGGER STARS-PLUS YOU KNOW ALL THIS LITTLE FAST-AZZ GIRLS WAS GOING TO GO SEE A MOVIE WITH CHRIS BROWN IN IT!
Not suprised these lame black christmas movies are nothing but soul fool meets chritmas and has the same formula. To make sure blacks be consumers and practice the white man's holidays. I'm glad it flopped
not suprised either cause every girl going to see "This Christmas" over "Perfect Holiday" cause chris brown is in it.....
x-mas is for pagans. maybe black folks r waking up to reality that b4 slavery they had nothing to do with x-mas in Africa
Maybe there wasn't enough advertisements.
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like someone said earlier..this is what happens when you cast the SAME black actors and actresses in movies..we're all tired of seeing Gabby, Morris and even Queen..its ridiculous already..get some new, fresh talent..aside from that, the script sucked, but they wanted to throw together a black movie just for the hell of it..our people are supposed to go see that movie because it has black actors? we want to see quality, not some thrown together piece of junk that has the same black stars that they cast in every other movie..Morris is fine as hell, but come on, he can do better than this..Gabby is getting desperate because shes not the hot chick on the block anymore..and Queen is just trying to get a paycheck.."This Christmas" was corny and predictable by the way, so I dont know why MTO is praising it like it was some phenomenal black film..but it wasnt a disaster like Perfect Holiday..next time do us a favor and just put these garbage movies on the Black Starz Channel on Time Warner Cable
LMAO @ Folks Comments.... NO!!!! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO UP AGAINST WILL SMITH'S I AM LEGEND... Jesus, they should had seen this one coming... Really... Hell I even forgot when this movie was coming out... They should had waited til next weekend...
they didnt care when they released it because they knew it would be a flop..studios do this all the time..when they know a movie sucks, they open it against a big movie to make the excuse that it got overshadowed.. but you cant make that claim for it doing as badly as it did because other movies did well this weekend too..they didnt beat Legend, but they did well..and Legend isnt a family movie, its not something you can take your kids to see..so what happened to the family demographic? bottom line, the movie sucked
Very disappointed it did that bad. Oh well!
tHIS iS sAD...i wANTED tO gO sEE tHIS mOVIE nOW i'LL jUST wAIT fOR THE bOOTLEG...
aNYHOW g. uNION sEEMS nICE tO mE...sHE a fAIR aCTRESS tOO..... i hAVE reSPECT fOR hER bECAUSE sHE cARRIES hERSELF cLASSY!i nEVER sEEN hER taCKY oN tHE cOVER oF sOME maGAZINE lIKE kING In hER pANTIES aND bRA sO uNTIL tHEN sHE'S gOT mY vOTE
i dEFINETLY wOULD sTILL rATHER sIT tHRU tHIS w q.lATIFAH, mURPHY, kAT " tHE mAN" wILLIAMS, AND g. uNION tHAN tHIS xMAS wITH c.bROWN...bUT tHATS jUST mE
bLACK wOMAN wE hAVE tO cOME tO sOME sORT oF cONNECTION aND sTAND uP fOR eACH oTHER, oR aT lEAST sTAND uP fOR tHE oNES wITH sELF rESPECT...MTO dOESN'T mAKE iT eASY fOR uS bUT wE sHOULD dO sOMETHING dIFFERENT aND nOT taLK aBOUT eaCH oTHER- wE ALL hAVE gOOD dAYS AND bAD oNES
THE MOVIE WAS DOOMED FROM THE START I KNOW LIKE YOU KNOW THIS FILM IS FOR BOOTLEGGING AND DVD RENTAL OR WATCHINGN ON CABLE MOREOVER LONNYDAN YOUR COMMENT IS TO LONG NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR POINT OF VIEW
You can not have to Black Holiday themed movies come out at the same time...we all know that.
People will pick the best made - quality picture to go to. In fact even Fred Clause is not doing all that well either. You can not have a zillion "Christmas" movies come out at the same time.
Next - DO NOT MISS - "The Great Debaters"
this will be the first time EVER - that
2 - Academy Award winning Black Actors are in the same film.
Denzel Washington and Forrest Whitaker.
It get's better yall.
Directed by Denzel Washington
Produced by Orprah Winfrey
with new fresh talented black actors/actresses
Ever since gabrielle union was talkin that trash about women and black blogs in essence magazine no one posts on her anymore whether it be negative or positive. they sure couldve used the blogs to get some sales. I am glad it flopped, i hate gabrielle union ever since i read that magazine, I beg all the black blogs to PLEASE not do any posts on her so that she can get her wish, what a stupid ho!! I bet her publicist wanted to kick her in the mouth for sayin such foolishness!!!!!
"Perfect Holiday" flopped because it sucked. NO ONE I know (including myself) that saw it, liked it. NOBODY. And as for Gabrielle Union, she's as wooden as a 2x4 on camera. She's simply not a good actress, has nothing to do with her skin tone. She's very pretty which, IMHO, is the only reason why she gets these roles.
Now, if you really wanna see a good movie with Black stars...go see I AM LEGEND. Great acting, great storyline, great action, great movie!
*** that dont go to see I am legend, it was boring as ***, i watched it online at www.watchtvsitcoms.com its just a dog and will smith walkin around and at the end he kills himself what a stupid movie
Who let Uncle Ruckus on here? lol
Well they put black actors in bad scripts what do you expect! ....lol it is always some goofy *** comedy, or some ghetto/ gangsta ***............i think it is the sames story like...GABBY should stop partying and maybe get a better career...
HO HO HO AND AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU GABBY.....KEEP THEM LEGS CLOSED AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON A CREDIBLE SCRIPT WORTH READING...
Unfortunate, because I love Latifah; and wanted it to be a success. BUT Gabby and Morris and Faizzon and Charlie are always the same in every movies they're in....boring. There's so much great black talent; and ole boy did the smart thing and tapped into it with This Christmas.
im sure no one is really shocked i could have told that would happen .....the previews made no sense and it left me confused and not wanting to waste me money to come to the boring conclusion on what , her ex being a rapper and someone being santa really has to do with one another
Mediatakeout stop posting on your own stories makign it look like people care enough to hagte gabrielle union for talking about this ni*ge-rish *** site. The movie was gonna do what it did regardless. Don't let the giant magazine fool you into thinking you have more influence then you do. This site aint nothing but some *** to do while your at work.
TThe same site that feels it has so much influence over entertainment is the same one that reported on ushers conrows supposedly smellign like dodo. see what im sayign thsi si just a *** *** site thats somethign to keep you occupyed while you work. Nothing more . hence the point you never see ths site break any stories. The *** you hear on this site ATYS ont his site you never hear about it any place else becuase the *** is never true. The only time you DO is when you see the storie reported smeplce else first. Half the time who ever reports this ***, im wwillign to be t its the same oobabbaba tumbe dude that they claim is running some kind of media take out office when its most likley this niigga is typing these stories up inbetween his break periods at his job with no actual staff. There can't be a staff that si responsible for any of this *** on this site becuase any reputabl entertainment outlet would have fired these people long ago for their constant typos 95 of 100 5 of theor stories being false and thats why you never hear about it agian. Lisa rayes husband perchance....
There is no MTO staff , im pretty sure its that one dude typing all thes stories with no sources and posts occasionally as fake members to help prove what ever point his stuoid *** was tryign to make. Why even in th blog world do we have to *** up.
Exactly @Jermany18!! They used Chris Brown to sell This Christmas! Just look at the commercials! The Perfect Holiday went up against huge budget movies like I Am Legend and that Nicole Kidman movie! Who did This Christmas go up against? And why is Gabby wrong for saying blacks need to stop putting down other blacks?
*** black americans are so stupid, have some class no wonder white people think of you the way they do. This Christmas sucked! I'm still going to see The Perfect Holiday - TODAY!!
Well...people are sick and tired of seeing her and Morris in the same *** movie time and time again. Also, she got her *** torn to shreds on Perezs' blog a few days ago...just tore the freak up!!! Perez posted her comments in Vibe about black blogs not supporting their own while Perez...a "man of color"...LOL...supports his!!! Let's just say...it was NOT pretty...and she got branded a racist to boot.
Oh and MTO forgot to tell you that The Perfect Holiday opened in 1307 theaters while This Christmas had 1921. Look at This Christmas' competition [link to external website removed]
and The Perfect Holidays' [link to external website removed]
TWO BIG MOVIES I AM LEGEND AND ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS!! *** OFF MTO! YOU ARE THE REASON BLACKS WILL NEVER GET "AHEAD".
I am Legend came out the same weekend, they should have saw all this coming....! Gabrielle and Morris Chestnut are always in the same movies together and they are always each other's love interest. It gets boring after a while. I have no desire to see "this Christmas"....so all these Christmas movies coming out at the same time, they should expect low paychecks....
I'm just tired of black movies with these HUGE ensemble casts no matter how good the movie might be. It gets a little weird when you have three and four people starring in more than two movies together. Can we get a good movie about one or two people instead of 8 stars? And why is Terence Howard still doing these kind of movies? I thought he had advanced to the A-list?
I only saw this Christmas because it came out at Thanksgiving and my whole extended family went. It wasn't great and I'm sorry I wasted the money.
WHAT DID THEY EXPECT?? JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL THEM STARS IN IT, IT WOULD SELL? WHATEVER. "THIS CHRISTMAS" WAS LIKE WATCHING A RERUN OF THE MOVIE "SOUL FOOD". GAB AND MORRIS AGAIN IS PLAYED OUT. SO MANY STORIES TO TELL AND THEY KEEP WRITING THE SAME ISH. THEY MUST LOVE STARRING IN THESE BORING *** MOVIES CUZ THE KEEP TAKING THE ROLES. MUST SUCK TO HAVE NO SKILLS AND BE TYPE CASTED. OH WELL, CONGRATS I GUESS...
i wanna see it
And wasn't it MTO who "reported" and I use that term loosely on the movie theaters giving people the wrong tickets so black movies will do poorly at the box office? How do we not know that this is going on especially after they was how well This Christmas did?
I'M DEFINITELY NO FAN OF MS. UNION. AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T THINK THE CHICK CAN ACT HER WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG? SHE'S THE SAME CHARACTER IN ALL HER MOVIES---BLACK WOMAN WITH AN ATTITUDE WHO BATS HER EYELASHES AND ROLLS HER EYES. YEAH, THAT TAKES SOME REAL ACTING TALENT RIGHT THERE. THIS HEFFA NEEDS TO JUST BE GLAD PEOPLE ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO PAY HER FOR HER SO-CALLED "ACTING" AND HAVE A NICE TALL GLASS OF *** THE F*CK UP AND GO SOMEWHERE AND SIT THE HELL DOWN.
I'M GLAD HER LITTLE MOVIE FAILED. MAYBE NOW SHE'LL APPRECIATE THE BLACK BLOG AND GOSSIP SITES. GOT A LIL TOO BIG FOR YOUR BRITCHES DIDN'T YA GABBY? I HOPE THIS B*TCH SLAP TO YOUR OVERINFLATED EGO SETS YOU STRAIGHT. YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST MOVIE, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT.
BY THE WAY WILL SMITH DOES HAVE A WIFE AND CHILD IN THE NEW I AM LEGEND MOVIE. SO WHAT THE HELL R U TALKING ABOUT HIM BEING A SINGLE BLACK MAN AND NOT PROMOTING FAMILY VALUES? CAN U PLEASE WATCH EBERT AND ROEPER OR SOMETHING AND GET THE SYNOPSIS OF THE MOVIE FIRST SO YOU'LL BE INFORMED?
i wish mto would stop hating on her...damnn shame
I guess there is such a thing as TOO MUCH CHRISTMAS at CHRISTMAS
Gabrielle is *** and ppl need to recognize this! She and Nick Cannon need to vamoose and disappear. Lame *** actors and corny as a row of corn. *** trick!
didnt help that the dvd screener came out the same dsy as the movie
Don't hate on G.U. I thought the movie was cute I like G.U. and I don't know why people are calling her out of her name there just jealous keep in mind when we don't support our black sisters this is what happens and as far as Regina King I don't like her either she's stuck up and ignorant but I will support the movie.....she was in...
OMG....it had Queen Latifah as part of production and cast....you should have already known it was gonna be garbage!!!!
I THOUGHT BOTH PREVEIWS LOOKED WACK! IM STILL SUPRISED "THIS CHRISTMAS" DID SO GOOD! FOR THE RECORD, GABRELLE U IS CUTE, BUT HER ACTING SUCKS, AND SHE'S ALWAYS PLAYIN SIMULAR CHARACTERS TO ME. SHE SUCKS, SORRY...WELL NO IM NOT
Not to be funny, but miss union does the worst interviews...SERIOUSLY. the last one i saw included Dark Gable (M. Chestnut) and she SSSSSOOOOOO hated on him(i think they use to f@#$ because it was TO MUCH SPITE going on (check out the TV One preview special of this flick)
This movie was setup to flop because of the 'perfect' bootleg out there. Kinda like American Gangster. If you buy the bootleg go see the movie.
lonnydan is right. Self-Hatred.
Yall need to read The Isis Papers.
LOL @ the words "FLOP" printed across Gabby's pic.
But anyway, when I saw the previews for this movie, I just wasn't moved to see it. I had already decided what movies I wanted to check out this holiday season, and that wasn't one of them. I saw "Why Did I Get Married", "American Gangster", "This Christmas" and "I Am Legend" in the past two months and I enjoyed all of them.
Nothing against Gabby, but to me she just comes off as being a bit too full of herself and reading that little tidbit about how she felt about what people were saying about her on blogs just confirmed it for me....as if she is immune from being gossiped about.
I agree with most of what yall are saying here, that you see the same people showing up in the same types of movies over and over again and after a while it's like overkill. You get sick of it. That's probably what happened with "Perfect Christmas", but as for me, I just didn't feel like it was a "must see".
It actually made more then This christmas....and not to say that it was a good movie but it was not in alot of theaters
I will be glad when our beautiful and talented black actors/actresses stop accepting these scripts for these "cliche" black films. They allow themselves to be put in the "black actors recycle bin" and accept these roles that put them in a box and do not challenge them. And if I see Gabrielle Union play the same stuck-up, all work and no play hard-nose that seriously needs to get her some one more time, I think I'm gonna scream! She played the same way in "Deliver Us From Eva", "Daddy's Little Girls", and probably countless other ones!
I said all that to say this, "Perfect Holiday" has been done before-we have the same recycled actors/actresses and the same plots and story-lines that have been reheated and served to us again. I hope our black entertainers stop playing into the white industry's hands and stop allowing themselves to be type-cast just to be in a movie. Now don't get me wrong, I will always go out and support these black films, because if we don't, who will? But I just long for the time when there will be a positive ***/change in the kind of roles our black entertainers accept. Much love to all of our actors though-I can't knock their hustle.
That I am Lengend sh*t was garbage also. I wasted time and money on these corny *** movies.
Let's get some facts straight about a film being a flop and not a flop. If the total box office take is not greater than the total cost (production and advertising), then the film is a flop. According to this web address at Boxofficemojo.com :[link to external website removed] a production budget of $13M and advertising costs being low to put the total cost at around $15M, the movie already made its money back on its opening weekend and this week's take would put it at $46.2M which would be 3 times the total cost. A movie that makes 3 times its total cost in the box office would not make the film a flop like some people would like to post some misinformation without doing any research at sites like Boxofficemojo.com.
With I am Legend making big bucks on its opening weekend, the main reason why it made so much money was because the Dark *** trailer was being played on the same screen and everybody knows that when you play a trailer to the most anticipated film of the year on the same screen as another movie, you would get lot of people going to see that film based on the trailer. It's too bad that they did not want to wait until Monday at 8AM EST to see it for free at their official website or go to another website where they have it from someone taping it before I am Legend came on.
I made the mistake of doing This Christmas with The Perfect Holiday. The budget of The Perfect Hioliday is ***/A and due to it being released on the same week as some other films with the Dark *** trailer advantage of a copy of Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price, Perfect Holiday would be lost in the shuffle. The studio that put The Perfect Holiday out assume that they could get the same type of business with using the same stars from Breakin All the Rules and using the same material from Tyler Perry films.
I can't BELEIVE that this movie made over $2.00! I knew it was going to bomb when I saw the previews AND the cast.
***, thats messed up! Glad I didn't go see it!
That movie was a waste of my *** money..
I guess Latifah should stop producing movies.First The Cookout and now this? Should have wnet straight to DVD.
The movie looked more like a BET holiday special than a box office hit! Morris Chesnut was gorgeous though!
The previews actually just looked horrible. And Gabrielle Union has no range, so I was no where interested in going to see this.
Gabby's beautiful and all, but her range as an actress is limited, I really don't see her carrying a movie, did anyone see the Honeymooners? (flop)
I think she needs more acting lessons and more life experiences to help her broaden her range.
i think mto has never met a sucessful black female that they didn't hate
BULLSH*T! I LIKED IT BETTER THAN THIS CHRISTMAS. JUST COMES TO SHOW HOW OPINIONS VARY. I SAW BOTH. THIS CHRISTMAS MIGHT HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BECAUSE CHRIS BROWN WAS IN IT AND IT HAD MORE SEXUAL REFERENCES. BUT THIS MOVIE WAS MORE ENJOYABLE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. I WOULD PAY TO SEE IT AGAIN BEFORE THIS CHRISTMAS ANY DAY. CHECK UP ON IT FOR YOURSELF AND DON'T ALWAYS BELIEVE WHAT THEY TRY TO SAY. THEY ARE JUST HATING ON GABRIELLE UNION.
hhahaahah i knew it! it jus lookd lyk ***
First, all the laughing about this movie flopping is pitiful black people. At the end of the day when our movies aren't sucessful that only gives the entertainment industry more fuel not to produce our movies.
Secondly, it possibly was a flop (which I doubt) because it wasn't in all the theaters it should've been in. We all know that these movie theaters dont want to put up black moives and that diminishes the numbers.
Its a sad day for blacks, because now when one of our own fails we sit there and laugh. Just think, this same laughter your put out on these people is the same laughter that will come back to you when you try to get somewhere.
*** THE HATERS! GABBY IF YOU ARE READING THIS *** THEM I SAY! WHILE YOU ARE MAKING MILLIONS THEY ARE MAKING THEIR MINIMUM WAGE AT MCDONALDS! THIS MOVIE WAS NICE AND WHOLESOME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
It's funny how Superheads book is a best-seller and a black wholesome christmas movie can't even get love? I guess you have to sell out and put a lightskinned woman in it to sell cough Lauren London and a famous R&B singer cough Chris Brown. The Perfect Holiday is wayyyy funnier than This Christmas! I've seen both!
Gabby I'm from Bermuda by the way, come back whenever so you can be around intelligent black people, not ones whose choice of literary is that of sucking ***!
well its not gonna make any money when you can buy it on every street corner
hohoo, I am not that surprised at all. I saw her profile on the celebrities/rich men seeking affairs site seekingsugar.com last week. It said she is interested in seeking a rich man for sugar daddy on that site!
I don't even have anything to say about this because I wasn't gonna see it anyway I'm just laughing so hard at MissBehavin27's signature! That is my movie! I just KEEP thinking about that! You can't fire me! I made y'all ***!
Hmmm.This should of went straight to BET Blackbuster.I don't know why they wanted to release it on big screen.The infomercials weren't that funny.Luda come get your girl!
I didn't see the movie, it just wasn't a stand out to me.
If she focused more on acting than partying people probably would like to see it.People like to see actors who are dedicated to their role like Will Smith.You can't say that many roles in Hollywood are not giving to black women because they are most of them just don't challenged themselves.They settle for less.
Well at least Gabrielle gonna be making money play 3 episodes of Ugly Betty.
I thought the movie was gonna be corney any way . I mean the kids werent even funny . I already knew that I wasnt going to go see it . And Now I am so glad that I didnt . I think that that would have been a waste of money . I hope that queen latifah does better . Cause she has in the past and now she is working with kids. Come on, this comes from the woman that made the song UNITY .
i totally agree with u. mto has some nerve tryna make it seem like it was gabby's fault that this film flopped. hell that just goes to show u that yall are true hataz. yall people on here are a trip in one way yall talk about uplifting black people but only to turn right around and knock them. and u wonder why so many blacks dont do well. it doesnt matter anywho becuz shes rich and she can so act. one movie doesnt define ur career. i bet if it had did like 20 to 25 million in its first week u people would be all over it. get a *** clue. not every movie is meant to some perfected piece of art u know. this was intended to be a feel good funny movie which it was. now that it didnt open so well here yall go hating. make up ur mind are u tryna uplift ur people or keep knockin them. Also all i can do is laught at yall trying to clown the queen this woman is great. she has touvhed all surfaces in hollywood and she is a plus sized woman. so *** that *** up. and about U *** I T Y. ITS A GRAMMY WINNING SONG THAT HAPPENS TO BE GREAT.
and you're suprised it flopped?
Well before you look at the total number, you gotta consider that Perfect Holiday is only playing on about 1300 screens...This Christmas is still playing 1900 and when it opened, it was available on 1800. PLUS This Christmas opened on a holiday wknd and didn't face the competition of TWO major opening releases in I AM LEGEND and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS.
So technically, it's not a "flop". MTO, you gota check the facts before you start labeling!
It flopped because it was only in 1300 theatres compared to Will Smith's movie playing in 3600. But then again look at the cast. They balled up too many headliners in one movie and *** happens
Pleaze..how many more movies can we see with Morris, and union? I mean, even when i saw the trailer, it just didnt even seem FUNNY.
Gabrelle U. SHE JUST SUCKS!!
ACTING STUNKS, LOOKS STUNK she just all around old news..
I am a big advocate on supporting my african american brothas and sistas especially on the movie screen but that movie was a mess! I can usually find something good about a movie but this was all over the place. Even though it was not playing at a lot of theaters the movie script is just not good. But I will be at the movies on Christmas *** to see THE GREAT DEBATERS with Denzel Washington.
I saw parts of it briefly while getting my hair done on Saturday and I was not impressed. The only reason I really wanted to see it was b/c Morris Chestnut was in it. I even read terrible reviews on it.
Thank You @ NJTaurian! But when does MTO ever work with facts?! NEVER!!!!!!
If This Christmas went up against I Am Legend it would have been the same sooo lets not go there! That movie was HEAVILY PROMOTED! And you all know Will Smith appeals to all races.
I didn't know this movie came out.
MTO you take her comments personally, you can dish it but can't take it LOL. It's was christmas movie overkill. "This Christmas" was SO corny, two hours of my life that I'll never get back
I didnt like the movie at all, it's not even worth bootlegging!
BLACK PEOPLE HATE BLACK PEOPLE MORE THAN WHITE PEOPLE HATE BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!SO SO SAD!!!
I SOME TIMES WISH I WAS ANOTHER RACE....WE DON'T SUPPORT EACH OTHER, BUT WHEN ONE WHITE PERSON FALL, EVERY WHITE PERSON WILL COME RUNNING TO PICK THAT ONE WHITE PERSON UP, BUT IF A BLACK PERSON FALL, EVERY BLACK PERSON WILL LAUGH AND CALL YOU A STUPID NI.GGA FOR FALLING...GET YALL SH.IT TOGETHER!!!! IGNORANCE IS ALL OVER THIS SITE.
I'M SORRY GABBI BUT I LOVE YOU GIRL...YOU ARE A TERRIFIC ACTOR. PLEASE DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THESE HATEFUL AZZ WOMEN, THAT WISH THEY WERE YOU. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO...I CAN'T BLAME THE SELF HATE ON US ALL, WE WERE TAUGHT TO HATE ONE ANOTHER...BUT IT IS TIME TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER...ITS A SAD SITUATION.
OH AND I AM PRAYING FOR THESE YOUNG KIDS, BECAUSE YALL FUTURE DON'T LOOK TOO BRIGHT!!!
beautfiulb, you said it all girl! I saw this movie with my family and I don't think many of you did see it or attempted to see it. What a shame. It was a cute movie! Oscar worthy? No, but neither was "Fred Claus" or "The Preacher's Wife" with Whitney. The bottom line is this: if we don't start supporting black media, the 'man' will make sure our arts don't get supported. Period. I'm not advocating going out and supporting gangsta n*gga nonsense, but this was a GOOD movie. No one had to cover their children's eyes or ears and in the theater I went to, people clapped, laughed and talked back to give Gabby advice :-) SUPPORT us and STOP hating!!!
i wouldn't watch this piece of sh*t if someone gave me the bootleg for xmas. Another Morris and Gabby move... I'LL PASS!!!!!
Hello....It did Beat This Christmas....Check yo Facts.... by 2MIL.
OK i seen da movie.. *** umm yea it has nothin 2 do wit MTO promotin dis movie...it jus wasnt all that good.*** IT WASNT NO WHERE NEAR AS GOOD AS "THIS CHRISTMAS"!!! CASE CLOSED
I agree w/ U Amazing87...it was not that good but it did beat out This Christmas earning wise.
This Christmas was better in my opinion
I read the first 2 post *I'm that bytch* as the hot new street single and (scratching my head)I can't recall hearing this song. Now, if 2adorable4u IS that bytch I suggest we NOT click on her website(like we were going too anyway). Go to a website where lil *** and hoooooes could appreciate your music. This is so 1983, huh?
#1 The previews for Perfect Holiday looked Wack- azz-Hell.
#2 Sh*t the movie was aweful.
#3 The only thing missing was bad acting/no emotion having J-Lo.
LOL @MissBehavin27 and princessdani- that Temptations movie was the ***! Leon was a *** fool playing David Ruffin..."you ungrateful sons of ***!"
but like I said before- white Hollywood can have a thousand successful Xmas movies but "we" only allowed to have one- thats ***, they hate to see black people steady making money. Like Will Smith said "Hollywood is green"- its all about that money and they HATE giving us a piece of it- I teach my daughter to support black movies first and foremost. Every black movie DOES NOT have to be about a struggle- sometimes its just good to get out and see some *** to make u laugh...nothing more, nothing less
Here's my 2 cents:
For the record I'm not a Gabrielle "Stan" but since everyone was bashing her, I figured I'd got against the grain!
People need to take a look at Gabby's filmography, I think she's very well rounded as an actress. She kinda started out playing small roles on predominately all white shows/ films ie. Bring it On, Saved by the Bell, 10 Things I Hate About You and the first black love interest on Friends.
The way I see it, is when she was tired of doing majority films and putting on a fake smile to pay the bills, she started working on majority black films.
As far as her education goes, she graduated college with honors, so you guys need to respect mind when she says whites support their own and black don't! And the way this thread has played out, I think she's obviously right.
Hey DreamPsychic2, did you see I am Legend because Will's character DID HAVE A FAMILY!!!They just died in the film. Please KNOW what you're talking about before you post and show your ignorance.
brought to u by: the same folks who produced "the cookout"
MTO yall be feelin yall selves a lil too much. Yall act as if your little promotion had something to do with the sucess of This Christmas. Here's a News Flash for you IT DIDN'T. If yall would have promoted The Perfect Holiday it still would have flopped because it was a horrible movie. Stop acting yall are something more than what you are and *** gossip site that's it!
This movie wasn't advertised much where I live. I just started seeing promos about it.
I wonder if Queen Latifah's engagement announcement had anything to do with it? Does she play someone's girlfriend or wife in the movie?
I could've told you that was going to happen. That movie looked horrible!
I think it's so mean spirited for Mediatakeout.com to post this as such, by saying, "we wonder how much more successful Perfect Holiday would have been if we, and the other Black blogs out there, would have promoted it as hard as we did This Christmas". Gabrielle Union is a positive role model for all females and Black females especially. I don't understand all the hostility towards her. She's beautiful, and a talented actress. Just because she's always spotted or rumored to be "with" some guy means nothing. First of all, she can't help it if she's beautiful and men enjoy her company. Secondly, she probably prefers to have male friends because so many females hate on her or judge her solely based on her appearance or whatever. As for Queen Latifah, she's an amazing actress who's beautiful and hardworking and deserving of every positive achievement in life that she garners. BE MORE SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE, LETS NOT ACT LIKE CRABS IN A BUCKET. Now if this were Karrine Steffans we were referring to, I'd understand, but Gabby?? Give her a break, guys.
im surprised how much money this christmas made
This movie is really boring....you got all the good actors in the movie but i don't know what really was going on....I fell asleep.
IF SHE WOULD JUST STOP *** ALL THA *** ACTORS MAYBE THA S%$@! WOULD OF TURNED OUT RIGHT...