USA Today Draws Fire, Backs Off ‘Race-Themed’ Headline on Box-Office Story

By: Todd Cunningham | The Wrap

USA Today set off a social media storm Sunday with a headline on its box-office story that many found racially insensitive. “’Holiday’ Nearly Beat ‘Thor’ as Race-Themed Films Soar” was the original headline that the publication put up online and sent out on Twitter.

Universal’s romantic comedy sequel from writer-director Malcolm D. Lee did surprisingly well with $30.5 million this weekend, as it debuted against the Marvel superhero sequel, which took in $38.4 million.

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