Two-Day Box Office: ‘The Color Purple’ Hits $25 Million

After just two days of release, "The Color Purple" has brought in an astounding $25 million at the American box office thanks to an additional $7.1 million on Tuesday.

The Warner Bros. movie, which is an adaptation of the classic novel that became a hit Broadway musical, debuted in theaters on Monday. 

With a $18 million opening, it almost broke the holiday record and became the second-highest Christmas Day opening ever. It was also the biggest opening for a movie since 2009.

"The Color Purple," directed by Blitz Bazawule, gets off to a terrific start for a musical. 

Stage-to-screen adaptations have a shaky (at best) history; recent attempts, such as the box office failures of Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" remake.

"In the Heights," "Dear Evan Hansen," and "Cats," However, it cost $100 million, so in order to make money.

"The Color Purple" must continue to be the family's go-to movie during the new year. Starring "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino and costarring Taraji P. 

Henson, Danielle Brooks, and Colman Domingo, the film should fare well at the box office thanks to positive reviews and positive word-of-mouth.

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