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Superfly rolls back the clock on African-American movie heroes 

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click to enlarge Trevor Jackson and Lex Scott Davis in Superfly

Trevor Jackson and Lex Scott Davis in Superfly

This review contains spoilers. Superfly appears to be superflopping. Released last Wednesday on 2,220 screens nationwide, the Columbia Pictures remake of the 1972 blaxploitation favorite has grossed only $10.7 million to date, a dismal figure for such a wide opening. Industry analysts…

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