The sequel to Meet The Blacks came out this past weekend with little to no marketing to the mainstream came out to the number one comedy in the US market.
Starring Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Bresha Webb, Lil Duval, Zulay Henao, Tyrin Turner, Alex Henderson, Michael Blackson, Andrew Bachelor, Gary Owen, Snoop Dogg, Danny Trejo, Rick Ross and directed by Deon Taylor (Fatale)
Hidden Empire Film Group’s highly anticipated horror comedy THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR: MEET THE BLACKS 2, the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit MEET THE BLACKS,opened strong in 420 theaters nationwide on Friday, June 11earning an estimated three-day weekend box office of $1,064,000 with a Per Screen Average of $2,533. With sell-outs across the country, demand remained high through Sunday pre-sales and will be met by an expansion for week 2.
Here is the synopsis for the film.
Carl Black (Mike Epps) is about to face off with the neighbor from hell (Katt Williams) in The House Next Door. Carl has only ever wanted the best for his family, but after surviving the events that led to his (not-so-)bestselling book, he’s moving everyone to his childhood home, where’s he’ll contend not only with his wife Lorene (Zulay Henao) and kids Allie (Bresha Webb) and Carl Jr. (Alex Henderson) but everyone who drives him crazy: Cronut (Lil Duval), Freezee (Andrew Bachelor), Rico (Tyrin Turner), and an entire neighborhood of characters who seem to attract strange activity after dark. And nothing could be more freaky than his new neighbor Dr. Mamuwalde (Williams), who may or may not be a vampire. From co-writer/director Deon Taylor (Fatale, The Intruder), as the Meet the Blacks universe expands, it will be up to Carl to figure out what his neighbor is up to in the middle of the night before it’s too late for him and his family.
The film earned numerous accolades this opening weekend including:
· #1 Comedy in North America
· #1 highest-grossing new Independent film release
· Biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020