Notorious: Becomes Biggest Ever Opening for Fox Searchlight

Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

The Christopher Wallace otherwise known as “Biggie Smalls” biopic, “Notorious” opened to huge box office numbers selling over $20 million tickets and coming in fourth overall during its opening weekend, proving to both critics and fans that the story of one of the rap game’s most influential rappers was worth telling.  Not without its weight in controversy, rapper Lil Kim issued a statement shortly before the movie’s premiere stating that she was unhappy at the way she was portrayed in the film. –WW

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