All Articles Tagged "malcolm lee"

Malcolm D. Lee: USA Today Is Ignorant For Calling “Best Man Holiday” “Race-Themed”

November 20th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
Share to Twitter Email This


From The Grio 


Director Malcolm D. Lee isn’t surprised that The Best Man Holiday had a huge debut the weekend at the box office.

The film which held down the No. 1 spot at the box office Friday, brought in an estimated $30.6 million, only about $8 million behind the chart-topper Thor: The Dark World.

During an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, Lee talked about The Best Man Holiday smashing box office expectations, and weighed on USA Today calling the sequel to The Best Man a “race-themed” film.

“I thought the expectations for The Best Man Holiday were low,” Lee says. “I was not surprised that we did better than they thought. I had a number in my head north of $22 million or north of $25 million. I felt if we did that we would be in really great shape. To be north of $30 million is fantastic. I resent the notion that we over-performed I felt like we were underestimated.”

“I think they had no idea what this movie meant to the fans of the first Best Man,” Lee explained. “They completely underestimated that fans would come out in droves. I completely underestimated that people would call out of work and come to Friday matinees. However I definitely expected people to come out.”

USA Today set of a social media frenzy Sunday when they tweeted and published a headline that read“‘Holiday’ Nearly Beat ‘Thor’ as Race-Themed Films Soar.” Twitter erupted with many finding the headline to be racially insensitive. 

Read more at 

Director Malcolm Lee Explains What Really Delayed “The Best Man” Sequel

October 2nd, 2013 - By Madame Noire
Share to Twitter Email This


The Best Man


From Black Voices 

Since the premiere of his debut feature film “The Best Man” in 1999, Malcolm Lee has become one of the most prominent directors in Hollywood. Lee discussed his career journey and the inspiration for his sequel to black cinema classic, “The Best Man Holiday,” starring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan and Regina Hall exclusively on The Craft.

Watch Malcolm Lee’s interview at 

Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “The Best Man”

January 2nd, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
Share to Twitter Email This


Source: Universal Studios

Source: Universal Studios

It’s not often that you get a good romantic comedy, featuring an all black cast. But just because it doesn’t happen that often, doesn’t mean fans aren’t thirsty for it. That’s exactly why The Best Man went on to become the highest grossing movie the weekend it came out. Almost quadrupling the $9 million dollars it cost to make it. You know the shady story, the lines, and the music; but we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check it out.

Black GUYS That Rock & Black Girls Rock! Superheroes

November 6th, 2011 - By Liz Burr
Share to Twitter Email This

Our Kela Walker hit the Black Girls Rock! red carpet to ask celebs: Who are your favorite Black GUYS that rock? and If a BGR was a super hero, what would her superpowers be? Check out what everyone had to say!

Check Out More Video from Black Girls Rock! Red Carpet:

Director Malcolm Lee schools up and coming artists

February 18th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
Share to Twitter Email This

Malcolm Lee, director of The Best Man, Undercover Brother, and Roll Bounce sat down with actors, writers, producers and fellow directors at the National Comedy Theater to impart words of wisdom, give advice and share his opinions on the ever-popular Tyler Perry.

Get the MadameNoire
The best stories sent right to your inbox!
close [x]