LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Imani Motion Pictures' urban action film TRUE TO THE GAME 2, based on the original New York Times bestseller by Teri Woods open strong in 247 theaters nationwide on Friday, November 6th earning a three-day weekend box office of $290,000 with a Per Screen Average of $1,174.
The film earned numerous accolades this opening weekend including:
- #1 highest-grossing new independent film release
- #1 highest grossing film opening in less than 1,000 locations
- #2 highest grossing Per Screen Average
TRUE TO THE GAME 2 stars Vivica A. Fox ("Empire"), Andra Fuller ("The Haves and the Have Nots"), Erica Peeples ("Fall Girls"), Niatia "Lil Mama" Kirkland ("When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story"), Iyana Halley (HBO's "Sharp Objects") and Jeremy Meeks.
Directed by Jamal Hill ("Brotherly Love," "Deuces"), TRUE TO THE GAME 2 picks up a year after the murder of drug dealer Quadir Richards, whose death carries consequences for all who knew him -- especially Gena (Peeples), his love interest. Separating herself from Philly's dangerous scene, Gena has reinvented herself as a journalist, living and working in New York City. Forced to take some time off of work, Gena is sent on assignment to Los Angeles for a career-changing story.
Though Gena is far from home, her life in Philly seems to always make an appearance. Someone from Quadir's circle has avenged his death with a hit on Jerrell's crew members, reigniting another war between the two crews. Jerell (Fuller) is determined to get paid by any means necessary— and he'll start with Gena.
Supporting cast include Rotimi ("Power"), Tamar Braxton ("Braxton Family Values"), Faith Evans, Waka Flocka, Bre-Z ("All American"), Bernice Burgos, Juliet "Juju" Cee, London on Da Track and Paul Saucido ("Friday Night Lights").
"We are elated by the strong support for our film this weekend," says Manny Halley, TTTG2 producer and founder of Imani Motion Pictures. "As a producer and distributor, the highest honor one can achieve is when audiences come to see our films and are receptive to what they saw. That said, we had sold out showings across the country and the overall buzz has been fantastic. We look forward to expanding the film to additional theaters nationwide this coming Friday."
TRUE TO THE GAME 2 is written by Preston Whitmore and produced by Manny Halley, Rodney Turner II and Yolanda Halley. David Wolfgang ("Bloomers") serves as director of photography.
For more information, visit http://truetothegame2.com
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About Imani Motion Pictures
Imani Motion Pictures is a Los Angeles based entertainment music, motion picture and TV production, distribution company with a satellite office located in Atlanta, Georgia. Imani has worked in the music industry for over 20 years with recording artists such as Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Keyshia Cole. Imani's first foray into television production began with the BET reality series "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" and the spinoff "Frankie and Neffe."
Imani Media shifted its focus to feature films in 2017 with the release of TRUE TO THE GAME, starring Columbus Short, Vivica A. Fox and the late Nelsan Ellis. The film is an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller by Teri Woods. TRUE TO THE GAME is an urban love story between a prominent Philadelphia drug dealer and a woman, as they struggle to balance street life and love. The film was independently financed and distributed by Halley and earned $1.2M in a limited release. Halley has secured deals w/ Viacom BET and Netflix on this first go around.
In addition to TRUE TO THE GAME 2, Imani will release the film DUTCH in theaters on Friday, November 27, 2020.
SOURCE Imani Media Group