The Best Man Holiday debuted with $30.6 million, a strong showing above its projections. Forbes expounds on how it is a "problem" that the success of black-centric films is still surprising industry leaders.
--The "lesson” of The Best Man Holiday is the same lesson it’s been since the first Best Man back in 1999: Black people go to the movies. Black audiences like seeing black characters onscreen in starring roles. And, most importantly, they really like seeing black characters onscreen in starring roles in films that take place in modern times and don’t necessarily revolve around racially-based adversity.