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'Think Like A Man' and the legacy of 'Love Jones'
Theodore Witcher's "Love Jones" grossed $12 million at the domestic box office when it was released in 1997.
April 27th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

'Think Like A Man' and the legacy of 'Love Jones'

By Stephanie Goldberg, CNN

(CNN) - It's been 15 years since Darius and Nina fell in love after that pivotal poetry reading in Chicago, but fans of "Love Jones" are still talking about the pair's epic romance.

A highbrow, dramatic love story between two young African-Americans, "Love Jones" grossed a mere $12 million at the domestic box office in 1997, but it has an enduring cult following that can certainly be attributed to the film's authenticity.

One month after "Love Jones' " 15th anniversary, however, "Think Like A Man" earned more than $39 million domestically in its first week. Featuring a predominantly African-American ensemble cast, the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-selling nonfiction book, raises a frequent question: Is Hollywood finally ready to support more movies featuring African-American love?

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  1. raceisamyth

    We gotta talk to people face to face. They cant control our conversations.....yet.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    @racesmhtye agreed the main media is createing race wars to help obama with the Election. he owns the media.

    April 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raceisamyth

    Its not "the blacks" doing this. Trust me. Blacks and Whites love each other. The media is trying so hard to convince us otherwise.

    April 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |