MTV Networks says its romantic comedy, “Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom,” topped the U.S. theatrical independent film box office with an estimated opening weekend gross of $161,302, or approximately $32,261 per screen.
The film is based on the Logo television series about the lives of four African American gay friends in Los Angeles.
When Noah (Darryl Stephens), a young screenwriter from Los Angeles, agrees to marry his partner Wade (Jensen Atwood) in a small ceremony on Martha’s Vineyard, he invites his three closest friends, Alex (Rodney Chester), Ricky (Christian Vincent) and Chance (Doug Spearman) to travel cross-country with them for a weekend of revelry. What he gets instead is a weekend of revelations where secrets and lies are exposed, hearts are challenged and friendships are turned upside down.
The enormous audience response to the film’s opening weekend is prompting Logo Features to add screens for the film’s second weekend, MTV announced.