Despite negative reviews, the long awaited Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me surpassed expectations at the weekend box office.
The film was expected to pull in around $17-$20 million, but instead, earned over $26.4 million during its opening weekend to debut at No. 3 at the weekend box office. Variety says All Eyez was projected to do more than $30 million on Saturday.
In all, the Tupac biopic was shot with a $45 million budget, so it’s off to a solid start.
Critics bashed All Eyez on Me though. Its aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes stands at only 24%. It was also blasted by actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who called it an inaccurate depiction of her relationship with Tupac..
Cars 3 beat out Pac for the top slot at the weekend box office, earning over $53.6 million.