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Tip is claiming Takers was number one, even though sources were saying otherwise (However Tip was right).  BET caught up with Tip, and he had the following to say on the film.

  • Takers was in less theaters than its competition but still managed to rock the number one spot.  What do you think it was about this film?
    We were in less theaters but we had a higher per screen average, which means after the math was done the number of people that showed up, the number of sold-out shows we had exceeded the number of sold-out shows our competition had.  Although it was believed and perceived that we would fall to the number two slot, the support of the people, word of mouth, the quality of the film and just the energy associated with the project is what catapulted us into the number one slot.  We couldn’t have done it without the people.  We appreciate it!

    I’m seeing on various web sites that Takers was number one and then Exorcism was number one.  Why is there this indecisiveness on which film topped the box office?
    You know, in film, it’s much different than music; they count dollar for dollar, hour for hour.  In doing that there are estimations that are given – they reported this morning from numbers that came in last night.  With those numbers they estimated the end-all-be-all would be the competition being number one and Takers being number two.  But this morning, after those estimations have already been reported, the final numbers came in from Sunday night.  When all those numbers came in, Takers was indeed number one – officially.  They made estimations and kind of prematurely got that word out and miscalculated.  The final call is Takers is number one.  The people demanded it, as they should – and they got what they wanted.

    I know it’s fairly early but do you see anywhere in the future a Takers sequel?
    I’m a step ahead of you – I just got off the phone with the director, writer, the head of Screen Gems and the label heads over at Sony.  We are working not a sequel, but a prequel to tell the back story of the characters.

I’m kind of mad at this, becuse it will only encourage T.I. to rap less and make more movies.  Spotted at RR.