‘The Color Purple’ Makes History As The Largest Christmas Day Opening For A Film Since 2009 w/ $18 Million

‘The Color Purple’ Makes History As The Largest Christmas Day Opening For A Film Since 2009 w/ $18 Million

Seems like a lot of people spent Christmas Day at the movie theater.

As you more than likely already know, Yesterday (Dec. 25), the film adaptation of the stage musical “The Color Purple” premiered at the domestic box office. Reportedly, the 3,152 movie theaters that debuted the movie raked in a whopping $18 million. This large earning has placed “The Color Purple” in the film history books as the largest Christmas Day opening since 2009 and the second-biggest Christmas Day opening of all time.

It may come as no shock that the musical is doing so well. In addition to receiving an A CinemaScore, the film is packed with a star-studded talented cast, including Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Fantasia Barrino as Celie Harris-Johnson, Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery, Colman Domingo as Albert “Mister” Johnson, and Halle Bailey as young Nettie.

The Color Purple cast 2023

Oprah Winfrey, who starred in the 1985 “The Color Purple” film as Sofia, took a major job behind the camera this time around and served as one of the executive producers. Earlier today (Dec. 26) Oprah Winfrey took to her Instagram and thanked her fans for supporting her latest project. The former talk show host posted a video of herself sharing the box office reports with her loved ones and captioned the post,

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you so much for everyone that made @thecolorpurple a part of their holiday plans. Y’all made it the #1 movie in theatres on Christmas Day! I know how valuable spending time with your loved ones is, so for y’all to buy tickets, dress up in purple, and show up in droves is filling me up. As you go to the theaters, please tag me in your purple outfits cause I know y’all are understanding the assignment! Thank you, thank you, thank you”


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Have you seen the latest telling of “The Color Purple”? Tell us your thoughts on the film in the comments below! 


Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel