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WHAAAAAT? Tyler is NOT going to be No. 1?

by Sergio
April 23, 2011 12:16 PM
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Friday's box office numbers have come out, and, in a surprise, it looks like TP's Madea's Big Happy Family may not claim the no.1 position this weekend, as everyone (even S & A) expected.

It looks like the animated film Rio will still definitely grab the no.1 slot as it did last week, with perhaps even bigger totals than last week; but Madea will come in second with $25-$26 million and Water for Elelphants coming up in at third place.

Now sure, $26 million ain't bad at all. Most films wish they could open to numbers like that. But keep in mind that previous Madea films have always opened up with much higher numbers, usually over $30-$40 million. And with his low production costs, the film will still no doubt make money of course. But is the Madea brand slipping? (One can only hope...)

And since Perry has signed on to make more Madea films, one can assume that those films will make even less than their precessors. Is it any wonder why he's moving away to play Alex Cross, and show the world his long supressed and (obviously very well hidden) hard core masculinty?

You tell us..

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  • Filmdude | April 26, 2011 4:01 AMReply

    Not a bad opening for a film heavy on suckiness and cooning.

  • Yolanda | April 25, 2011 6:05 AMReply

    This is not a bad opening at all. From what I have heard, the film is getting good word of mouth and the Cinemascore was an A if I am not mistaken.

  • Gigi Young | April 23, 2011 10:24 AMReply

    What the hell at the jibes towards Perry's "masculinity". That line at the end is insulting and disturbing, particularly when black men turn to superficial ideals of "manliness" and "manhood" because they're told it's "weak" or "feminine" to be in touch with emotions. Yes, Tyler Perry portrays "Madea", a female character, but what does that have to do with his masculinity? What does the character of Alex Cross have to do with "masculinity"?

  • Cynthia | April 23, 2011 3:25 AMReply

    I wonder if opening doing Easter was smart? Religious folks will spend Sunday at church and then dinner.

  • sandra | April 23, 2011 3:04 AMReply

    These stats do not account for the busload of church folks who are waiting for Easter Sunday to watch Madea with the entire congregation.

  • theyounglion | April 23, 2011 2:14 AMReply

    The president of the studio behind "Rio", Fox Animation, is Vanessa Morrison, who I believe is the highest-ranked African American studio executive in Hollywood (certainly the highest-ranked African American woman). Watch out for her...I've been saying for years that she'll end up running 20th Century Fox one of these days.

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