Aretha Franklin Movie Box Office Performance
The Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, was released in theaters on Christmas Day 2020. The movie stars Jennifer Hudson as the iconic singer and follows her rise to fame. Respect has been met with critical acclaim, earning an impressive 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Box Office Performance
Despite its positive reviews, Respect did not perform well at the box office. The movie grossed just $4.1 million domestically in its opening weekend, which is far below expectations. This is likely due to the fact that it opened during a pandemic when many theaters were closed or operating at reduced capacity. Additionally, Respect faced stiff competition from other holiday releases such as Wonder Woman 1984 and Soul.
Overall, Respect has earned $6.7 million domestically since its release. While this is a modest sum compared to other movies released in 2020, it is still an impressive feat considering the circumstances.