Warner Bros has slated Barbershop 3 for February 19, 2016, a weekend that so far is wide open. That February date wedges the comedy threequel right after the opening of Paramount’s Zoolander 2 and the weekend before Lionsgate’s Dirty Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro and Zach Efron. Barbershop stars Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall, Eve, Common, Deon Cole and Anthony Anderson. This one was directed by Malcom D. Lee, who helmed the Best Man movies.
The first film of the franchise since 2004 is being produced by Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures from a script by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver.
The first film in 2002, directed by Tim Story, grossed $77M for distributor MGM, making 98% of its gross from domestic audiences. Two years later, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, grossed $65M for MGM, also making 98.7% of its total shavings from domestic audiences. Barbershop 3 is a MGM/New Line production.