Some of urban culture’s biggest stars had a major impact in this weekend’s movie tallys. Eldris Elba star of box office hit Prom Night, is enjoying a sucessful transition to Hollywood from being reverred on television’s The Wire.. And hip hop superstars The Game & Common prove that they are viable movie stars in Kenau Reeve’s Street Kings. Their movies clocked in at the 1 & 2 positions to lead this weeks new movie releases.
The teen horror movie “Prom Night” was the belle of the ball at the weekend box office in North America, earning an estimated $22 million during its first three days, distributor Sony Pictures said on Sunday.
Also new was the violent cop thriller “Street Kings,” starring Keanu Reeves, at No. 2 with a solid $12 million, and the dark family comedy “Smart People” at No. 7 with a modest $4.2 million.
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