Never mind that Zamunda , protagonist Prince Akeem’s birthplace, is not a real country. Never mind that the costumes he and his cohorts wear borrow from all over the continent, from west to east to south Africa. The setting of Zamunda in the beginning of the film was profoundly important, Ndounou said.
McDowell’s Restaurant The location of the restaurant is 8507 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens, as specified accurately in the movie.
The actor Eddie Murphy plays the prince and is accompanied by Arsenio Hall on his journey to America . The film was primarily shot in major locations namely, New York, Los Angeles, California, according to Movie Location.
While most of the original Coming to America cast will be returning for the sequel, there is one star who unfortunately won’t be able to join her co-stars, and that’s the late, great Madge Sinclair. The veteran actress, who played Queen Aoleon Joffer, passed away in 1995 following a long battle with leukemia.
Fat Sal’s, reborn The Hollywood location of Fat Sal’s is set to transform overnight into McDowell’s , the fictitious restaurant from the 1988 film Coming to America. The plan is to actually transform the exterior and interior to more closely resemble the place, while also adding a few key menu items.
LOS ANGELES — Paramount Pictures Corp. based its hit Eddie Murphy movie, ‘ Coming to America ,’ on humorist Art Buchwald’s story concept and must now pay him breach-of-contract damages, a judge ruled Monday. In Washington, Buchwald said he was ‘really happy to win.
Pooper: Akeem and Lisa end up getting married, with Lisa being lovingly accepted as the new Princess of Zamunda. Long Ending : Akeem (Eddie Murphy – who also plays multiple characters) is a fabulously wealthy Prince of the fictional African nation Zamunda.
Eddie Murphy net worth and salary: Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, producer, and director who has a net worth of $200 million .
Presuming the film cost $60 million, Paramount would have needed a $300 million global gross (possible but not guaranteed) to make $125 million in profit.
However, a local business owner took the fictional restaurant a bit too seriously. The owner of a nearby McDonald’s hired a lawyer and threatened the production crew with a lawsuit after seeing the initial McDowell’s sign.
28 million USD
56 years (July 15, 1964)
|Coming 2 America|
|Directed by||Craig Brewer|
|Produced by||Kevin Misher Eddie Murphy|
|Screenplay by||Kenya Barris Barry W. Blaustein David Sheffield|
|Story by||Barry W. Blaustein David Sheffield Justin Kanew|