Theater Suspends Notorious B.I.G. Biopic After Shooting, Film Rakes In $8 Million On Premiere Night

A North Carolina theater has suspended showings of Biggie's biopic Notorious after a man was shot at the venue last night (January 16). According to The Associated Press, a 32-year-old man was shot twice during an argument at the Grand 18 theater on Friday and around 700 people were evacuated from the venue.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery and is believed to be in stable condition.

A spokeswoman for the Grand 18 Theater said that customers who had tickets for the Friday showing of Notorious will receive refunds.

Notorious, which chronicles the life and untimely death of rapper Notorious B.I.G., opened in theaters nationwide Friday. The film came in at second place in the box office yesterday grossing an estimated $8.3 million.

The film's cast includes Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Angela Bassett and Brooklyn rapper Gravy (born Jamal Woolard) portraying Biggie.