The first ever authorized recount of the life of Whitney Houston finally found its way to theaters this weekend (July 6).
Featuring interviews from the late pop icon’s family (including her mentor Clive Davis, brothers, mother, sister-in-law, and more), the film – which had already won rave reviews and notoriety from Cannes Film Festival – followed that acclaim with a number of thumbs up from respected critics across print and online publications.
Now, with its wide release opening weekend behind it, the Kevin MacDonald-directed flick has finally garnered the acclaim that matters most: its commercial response. Look inside to see just how much the film raked in over the weekend:
‘Whitney’ Opening Weekend: $1.27 million
Over the July 6-8 weekend, filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney, which looks at the turbulent life and tragic death of the singer, opened to $1.2 million from 454 theaters following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Congratulations are certainly due to the doc which opened against the likes of ‘Ant-Man’ and more heavy-hitters.