Did ‘Baggage Claim’ Flop Or Not? David E. Talbert Responds

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Number’s don’t lie, right? Even we were confused with conflicting reports on how David E. Talbert’s new movie, Baggage Claim, did at the box office. The film boasts of a who’s who in Black Hollywood, with a cast including Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe and Jill Scott. And while some of us loved the film (*raises hand*), others not so much. Deadline reports:
Despite dismal critical reviews 18% positive on Rotten Tomatoes and opened with $9.2M. The studio was so embarrassed  by this dopey premise pic that it never bothered sending any pre-release or post-release intel about it.
Another outlet, Moviefone, shared:
Baggage Claim” had a slight edge over “Don Jon,” with $9.3 million to $9 million for “Don Jon.” It’s clear that “Baggage Claim” outperformed expectations.
With “Baggage Claim,” the studio had a strong chance of reaching that often skeptical African-American audience, thanks to the presence of Talbert and that cast, while the marketing of the movie has been generic enough for the film to have a chance at crossing over to non-black audiences as well.
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According to Talbert’s tweets and some more digging that we did, it looks like the film was the number one comedy in America. On Monday, he tweeted:
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Anywho, what were your thoughts on the film?

Authored by: tjbwriteratlanta