Viola Davis & Denzel Washington Storm The Box Office With ‘Fences’

Published: Tuesday 27th Dec 2016 by David

The big screen adaptation of the August Wilson‘s ‘Fences’, which stars Viola Davis and Denzel Washington, has generated millions at the box office over the Christmas period.

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The movie opened nationwide on Christmas Day after opening to four screens across the USA the week earlier.

When combined, cash generated from the movie’s showings rose rocketed past the $10 million mark to reach the $11.05 million point on Boxing Day.

‘Fences’ was built on a budget of $24 million and is expected to recoup this spend within the first four weeks of its release as interest in its story blossoms globally.

Davis had this to say about the project:

To me August Wilson honors those men that people just never even talk about; men in history that were invisible. Men like my dad, who was a groom on the race track and born in 1936, had a fifth-grade education. And his only dreams were us, his kids. And he honors him in these plays, and I love that.

Denzel added when discussing its success:

If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage. What an opportunity we have now, because August Wilson has left us about a thousand pages of his brilliant work, and we have 10 opportunities — the first one now being Fences — to make sure it’s not a trend. … I have enough work for the next 10 years, even if it’s just as a producer, but also there are hundreds of actors — African-American and white actors — in his plays that now will have an opportunity to not just work but to interpret a genius’ work — one of the five greatest playwrights in American history’s work. So I honor that.

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  1. ? + ✈ = ? December 27, 2016

    Hope this aint another s**** movie

    • The Wig Snatcher December 27, 2016

      Dumbazz look at the trailer. The thirst to be first and to sound like a moron is too real.

      • pon_de December 28, 2016

        Folks find the stooopid juice irresistible unfortunately

  2. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 December 27, 2016

    Awesome! That’s great considering it was showing in limited theaters (which I feel is lowkey shady). I also went to see “Hidden Figures” which is also playing in select theaters until Jan6th. Both films were awesome and it’s felt great buying those overpriced movie tickets supporting my OWN BLACK TALENT!

    • Um. December 27, 2016

      Chiiilleeee, I just saw Hidden figures yesterday. I’m not gonna spoil it for you, but it was amazziiinnngggg. I wanna see it again.

    • Um. December 27, 2016

      I just noticed I misread your comment. But anyways. I agree with you about the need to buy those damn overpriced tickets. Yesterday, I considered for 2.5 seconds being ghetto and just walking into the theater to see Fences when I only in for Hidden Figures. But Youre right. I need to support the cause. I paid $15 to see Moana, because I am Polynesian also and I had to support. I paid to see HF. And I’m gonna pay to see Fences.

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 December 27, 2016

        Both movies are great. Warning “Fences” is a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG movie but it’s worth my money! Denzel and Viola slayed!

  3. #ispeakfacts December 27, 2016

    Went to see it on Christmas Day! Their were ppl complaining that they had to buy a ticket for another movie to get to see FENCES… the movie theater was saying it was sold out even though it wasn’t!

  4. Starxavi December 27, 2016

    This movie was so incredibly directed and acted by Denzel Washington. Viola Davis gives us a stellar and emotional performance. I loved every minute of this long movie. There is no way that this movie will not be recognized by the academy, but more importantly it needs to be recognized by our own community. It definitely tells a story of people who are hardly ever represented and the complexities of family. I LOVED IT! I cried, I laughed, I left the theater totally satisfied.

  5. Edward Davis December 27, 2016

    Yes i said the same thing viola is married to my cousin.his name is julius theu are great performers.this is her most stellar proformance since the help.

  6. Mase December 28, 2016

    I love Viola Davis

  7. Noelle Teague December 28, 2016

    I knew it. Felt like I was at a play all along! Couldn’t really see a ‘cinema’ story.

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