Hollywood believed in Eddie
Eddie Murphy’s career has been so long that it can be easy to forget the quantity of quality work he put out in early ’90s. The man had(has?) major pull in the industry. And when they love you, they really love you. Originally, Boomerang was allotted a $2 million dollar budget. But judging by Murphy’s previous successes in addition to Hudlin’s success with House Party, the budget increased to $40 million. It turned out to be a good decision as the picture grossed $131 million the year it was released.