Entertainment trade magazine Variety, speaks on the success of the Tupac Biopic All Eyez on Me during its opening weekend and why the industry should no longer be surprised on the success of diverse movies:
“When “Straight Outta Compton” opened in August of 2015 to over $60 million — about $20 million more than most trades predicted — a conversation sparked about the industry’s failure to properly track movies that target people of color.
“You can’t track black,” Jeff Clanagan, CEO of CodeBlack Entertainment said in a 2015 Variety report.
Almost two years later, it seems not much has changed.”
Originally published: 6/18/17