James Brown Biopic Scores ‘Decent’ Opening Weekend In US

The James Brown biopic, Get On Up, has had a decent opening weekend in America, bringing in $14 million.

Get On Up

The James Brown biopic, Get On Up, has had a decent opening weekend in America, bringing in $14 million. This was third behind Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy ($94 million) and Lucy ($18.2 million).

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Dan Akyroyd and Octavia Spencer, the movie has received generally favorable reviews.

A new interview with Jack Bart, son of Brown's manager Ben Bart (played by Dan Akyroyd), and Jeff Allen, owners of Universal Attractions, points out a number of inaccuracies in the film. They spoke with the Hollywood Reporter, telling them that the funeral scene that shows Brown throwing dirt into the grave of Bart never happened, as Brown didn't even attend. 

Get On Up is released in the UK on 26 September 2014.

Watch the trailer now to get yourself in the mood: 

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