The Mo’Nique drama continues. The comedian and her husband, Sydney now appear together in an awkward video they posted on social media talking about Amy Schumer.
Standing in front of a wall of awards, they compare box office numbers of two recent films. One starring Schumer and one starring Mo’Nique.
“We’ve been in a lot of conversation in reference to bankability, so we thought we’d do a little fact-checking. We’ve got some information from Box Office Mojo.” Sydney says. “In 2017, Amy Schumer did a film called “Snatched.” That film made $45 million domestically. In 2016, I did a film called “Almost Christmas. That film made $42 million domestically,”
From there, Mo’Nique chimes in. “Amy Schumer’s budget for ‘Snatched’ was $42 million, and it made $45 million. And it was in how many theatres? 3,511. That’s a $3 million profit. ‘Almost Christmas’ budget was $17 million and made $42 million. That’s a $25 million profit. And how many theatres was it in? 2,379. Could somebody please make it make sense? And can you see the disparity in that number and what bankability really is?” MoNique and Sydney continued.
This is all in response to the Oscar winner’s original claim that Netflix was biased based on gender and race. MoNique says the company only offered her $500,000 for a comedy special while providing Schumer $11 million. Over the weekend, she called for a boycott of the streaming service. The next day in an interview with TMZ, she clamped down on those claims, calling herself “The most decorated comedian alive.”