The Best Man Holiday filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee is in talks to direct, produce and write a third installment of the film after a strong box office opening for the sequel.

The Best Man Holiday brought in $30.5 million (Gbp20.3 million) in its opening weekend (15-17Nov13), far surpassing the $20 million (Gbp13.3 million) projection, and now executives at Universal are hoping to cash in on the momentum and bring a third film to audiences with Lee at the helm, according to

The sequel, which stars Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long, comes 14 years after the original movie, The Best Man.

The new film appears to set up another sequel with news Howard's character drops at the end of the film.