Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Monster’s Ball”

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When the movie, which cost $4 million to make, was first released in lat fall 2001, it showed on just seven screens in the United States.  The film was re-released a few months later in 2002. Y’all know it was a hit. It grossed over $44 million at the box office in the U.S. alone and Roger Ebert called it one of the best movies of 2001. The film, its writers and the cast were nominated for and won several awards. Berry took home the SAG Award, a National Board of Review award, a Black Reel Award, a Silver Bear and, most memorably, the Academy Award.

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