Weekend B.O. Feb. 24-26 (TP Falls Short)

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by Sergio
February 26, 2012 1:06 PM
20 Comments
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Tyler Perry lovers were certain that Good Deeds would be No.1 this weekend, while haters prayed that he would flop. The answer is that neither happened. 

Though he came in second getting beat by Act Of Valor, the $16 million Good Deeds made in its opening weekend is the second weakest opening for any film of his since Daddy Little Girls which made just over $11 million on its opening weekend. Not a flop by any means, but he's done much better.

There are no doubt several reasons why the film failed to live up to his usual opening numbers, which usually average in the $24+ million range, but can go as high as past $40 million, but perhaps people just prefer him in his drag act and don't buy him as a romantic leading man 

Personally I'm shocked that Wunderlust didn't do better. It's one funny ass movie

1)  Act of Valor Rela. $24,700,000
2)  Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $16,000,000
3) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $13,475,000 Total:$76,731,000
4) Safe House Uni. $11,400,000 Total:$98,100,000
5) The Vow SGem $10,000,000 Total:$103,007,000 
6) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $8,800,000 Total:$37,832,000
7) This Means War Fox $8,500,000 Total:$33,571,000
8) Wanderlust Uni. $6,600,000
9) Gone Sum. $5,000,000 
10) The Secret World of Arrietty BV $4,503,000 Total:$14,660,000
11) Chronicle (2012) Fox $3,705,000 Total:$58,005,000
12) Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D Fox $3,100,000 Total: $40,370,0
1)  Act of Valor Rela. $24,700,000
2)  Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $16,000,000
3) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $13,475,000 Total:$76,731,000
4) Safe House Uni. $11,400,000 Total:$98,100,000
5) The Vow SGem $10,000,000 Total:$103,007,000 
6) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $8,800,000 Total:$37,832,000
7) This Means War Fox $8,500,000 Total:$33,571,000
8) Wanderlust Uni. $6,600,000
9) Gone Sum. $5,000,000 
10) The Secret World of Arrietty BV $4,503,000 Total:$14,660,000
11) Chronicle (2012) Fox $3,705,000 Total:$58,005,000
12) Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D Fox $3,100,000 Total: $40,370,000
1)  Act of Valor Rela. $24,700,000
2)  Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $16,000,000
3) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $13,475,000 Total:$76,731,000
4) Safe House Uni. $11,400,000 Total:$98,100,000
5) The Vow SGem $10,000,000 Total:$103,007,000 
6) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $8,800,000 Total:$37,832,000
7) This Means War Fox $8,500,000 Total:$33,571,000
8) Wanderlust Uni. $6,600,000
9) Gone Sum. $5,000,000 
10) The Secret World of Arrietty BV $4,503,000 Total:$14,660,000
11) Chronicle (2012) Fox $3,705,000 Total:$58,005,000
12) Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D Fox $3,100,000 Total: $40,370,000
1)  Act of Valor Rela. $24,700,000
2)  Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $16,000,000
3) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $13,475,000 Total:$76,731,000
4) Safe House Uni. $11,400,000 Total:$98,100,000
5) The Vow SGem $10,000,000 Total:$103,007,000 
6) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $8,800,000 Total:$37,832,000
7) This Means War Fox $8,500,000 Total:$33,571,000
8) Wanderlust Uni. $6,600,000
9) Gone Sum. $5,000,000 
10) The Secret World of Arrietty BV $4,503,000 Total:$14,660,000
11) Chronicle (2012) Fox $3,705,000 Total:$58,005,000
12) Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D Fox $3,100,000 Total: $40,370,0
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20 Comments

  • Donella | February 29, 2012 4:20 PMReply

    Didn't make opening weekend, but I saw Good Deeds last night. I enjoyed it.

  • LeonRaymond | February 27, 2012 4:52 PMReply

    He did right by his audience. it's not a flop by any means. I wish we could have had those numbers for Pariah. But it says there is room in the market niche for this type of genre. People forget that , he before Lionsgate signed him how much rejection he got from every studio, so he just up and did it his self. He's operating on a lot of angles, keeping budgets low and the like. The model is there for us all to copy. I know some one will rip through with an awesome project that follows the same formula and then get signed to a Mini Major like TP. I am not knocking him at all. The industry is too wide open now. The greatest example is the indie film. Take Shelter, which had super low low budget and all the talent signed on only cause of the script. And it was shot in Cleveland, where no one wanted to go but the script was master reason. The director was unknown to the cast and they got it done. So Tyler translates to us all to do it the way we want. There are new distribution companies out there tooand old ones that only did direct to DVD that have revamped their company situations to allow for VOD and some funding. And to me AFFRM IS THE LIGHT HOUSE!!!!

  • Turk | February 27, 2012 9:44 AMReply

    I know Tyler Perry is Shadow & Act's resident punching bag but for a non-Madea TP production $16 million dollars first week is a success. Once Tyler Perry movies stop grossing a profit after expenses then we can officially say public interest in his films is wavering. I don't care for his films but lets not deny facts because of our personal vendetta against his film making. lol

  • Clayton | February 27, 2012 1:52 AMReply

    Don't mind these people. Making it in the top 3 for any domestic release means you live to see an extra week. So, if they intended on taking it out after 3 weeks with a below average opening weekend, the game changes when you get into the top 3 slots, which buys a film an extra week to live. I expected it would do $16 million because the film isn't a straight comedy with Madea. "Good Deeds" is doing good for a Tyler Perry film without the sassy gun slinging granny and that isn't part of the "Why Did I Get Married?" franchise.

  • LeonRaymond | February 27, 2012 1:01 AMReply

    Here are the real stats. tells me a lot about how and what Black folk really want, TP got an "A" Cinemascore . 85% of the audience was 25 years old and older and 76% was female. 89% were Black. So Lionsgate is looking at it as a hit cause the film hit his sweet spot, it diverted from his main topic fare, his core audience came out. it came in 2nd against stronger fare. So Glad I make and support Latino films cause his stats say it all, that Black folk love him no matter what and that's cool. Maybe this lighter fare is where Black folk and Black movie goers want to see. Hey who am i to question Black folk, the numbers say it all!!!!!

    I still liked Pariah, I still like Spike Lee films, I still like Steve McQueen,

  • jmac | February 27, 2012 1:30 PM

    cosign with akimbo and troll hunter

  • trollhunter | February 27, 2012 1:08 PM

    Will you please shut the fuck up about working with latinos. WE DON'T GIVE A SHIT! You are the biggest fucking crybaby on this board.

  • Akimbo | February 27, 2012 10:01 AM

    Whipping out the "I'm so glad I make Latino films" comment every time you don't like what's happening in black cinema is really annoying. Please, stop it.

  • Gigi Young | February 26, 2012 4:00 PMReply

    And this just tells Hollywood that black folks don't want to see rom-coms or even romantic dramas, even from Tyler Perry. I wonder how many black women went to see The Vow.

  • Donella | March 4, 2012 3:47 PM

    I believe Think Like a Man will do very well at the box office.

  • Cherish | February 28, 2012 3:48 PM

    Wait till THINK LIKES A MAN comes out. You may have to eat these words....

  • urbanauteur | February 26, 2012 5:49 PM

    LOL

  • cass | February 26, 2012 3:43 PMReply

    Im guessing The Vow is a safe date movie, so it keeps making money, and Aniston, she makes so many bad films how does she keep getting the chance to make more? And all the press for wanderlust never told us what it was about, it just looked like a movie with gags, but people need to know what is the movie about really?...And Perry? I'm surprised it didn't make more dough, it looked like it could have been a cross over hit..but thinking I have to see him kiss Gabrielle...dosen't make me excited, one must be careful who we cast as lovers...

  • Monique | February 26, 2012 3:07 PMReply

    @JMAC & Cynthia, I think they were imagining Channing Tatum as Ryan Gosling. They just wanted the Notebook 2 and settled for this.

  • FilmGuy | February 26, 2012 3:06 PMReply

    As for The Vow, it shows that romance movies consistently do well. Maybe it's the love for love. Or maybe it's just that dudes need a flick to take chicks to so they can later bang said chicks.

  • jmac | February 26, 2012 1:45 PMReply

    Can't believe The Vow has done so well. Looks like a damn Lifetime movie but I guess women were desperate for a cheesy, derivative romance flick.

  • Akelah | February 28, 2012 3:35 PM

    Two words: Channing Tatum. White girls (and apparently hollywood) love that dude so their bf/dates are dishing out cash to take them to see it.

  • Micah | February 26, 2012 2:08 PM

    I'm right there with you. Don't get me wrong I respect Rachel McAcdams as an actress but I'm dumbfounded by how well this film is doing.

  • Cynthia | February 26, 2012 2:07 PM

    I'm surprised about The Vow like you Jmac. What gives on that?!

  • Ash | February 26, 2012 1:19 PMReply

    Wow. Wanderlust was the flop. Looks like Aniston might have to start switching her formula. That movie got promoted so heavily.

    As for Tyler, those numbers are "safe".

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