Manny Halley Produced 'TRUE TO THE GAME 2' Scores The #1 Highest Grossing Independent Film For The 2nd Straight Week
Imani Motion Pictures/Faith Media Distribution Expanded the Film to 281 Screens and Scored the #3 Highest PSA
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Andra Fuller, Erica Peeples, Jeremy Meeks, Iyana Halley and Lil Mama with Appearances by Rotimi, Tamar Braxton, Faith Evans, Waka Flocka, Bernice Burgos & More
Nov 16, 2020, 18:15 ET
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Imani Motion Pictures/Faith Media Distribution's urban action film TRUE TO THE GAME 2, based on the original New York Times bestseller by Teri Woods continued to perform strong as it expanded to 281 theaters nationwide on Friday, November 13th earning a three-day Per Screen Average of $1,032. The film also came in the top-10 highest grossing films of the weekend.
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The film earned numerous accolades in its 2nd weekend including:
- #1 highest-grossing new independent film release
- #1 highest grossing film playing in less than 1,000 locations
- #3 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").
"Huge thanks to all the exhibitors and audiences who have supported TRUE TO THE GAME 2 in its theatrical run," says Manny Halley, TTTG2 producer and founder of Imani Motion Pictures/Faith Media Distribution. "This is a film that we are very proud of and are overjoyed by how well it continues to perform during this unprecedented time. We look forward to expanding to even more theaters in the weeks to come!"
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
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