It grossed a total of $28,734,552 domestically and $647,097 elesewhere for a total of $29,381,649, above its $16 million production budget.
Baby Boy received mixed to positive reviews from critics and has a rating of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 92 reviews with an average score of 6.2 out of 10.
Rodney attempts to rape Yvette in front of her son, but reconsiders after being guilted by Yvette and Jo Jo.
Despite their previous differences, Yvette begins to realize she is still in love with Jody.
But the characters are so full-bodied and the feelings so raw and complex that I'd call this the best thing he's done to date..." A soundtrack containing hip-hop and R&B music was released by Universal Records on June 19, 2001.