Box Office Results: Tyler Perry does it again!

Studio Estimates for Feb. 20-22:

1.  Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail – $41 million
2.  Taken – $11.4 million
3.  Coraline – $11 million
4.  He’s Just Not That Into You – $8.5 million
5.  Slumdog Millionaire – $8 million

The Oscar weekend box office was quite bizarre, especially to us with our poor predictions.  The moral of this story goes, Tyler Perry is a box office champion.  He proves it time and time again.  It doesn’t matter if his films are released in 1,000 less theaters than other new releases (the reason I predicted a lower gross)… his movies simply make a lot of money.  We all knew he was going to take the top spot, but $41 million?  That exceeded our guesses.

We all had Friday the 13th to continue strong, but it didn’t.  I guess since it was a Friday the 20th, no one cared about this slasher remake.  Jason Voorhees didn’t crack the Top 5 (#6 with $7.8 million).  I was the only one to guess Coraline to stay in the Top 5, while none of us predicted Slumdog Millionaire to storm into the #5 spot with $8 million.

Okay, we’ll try to do better with our new predictions on Friday when two new movies come out:  one for action/video game fans in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li… and one for those 12-year-old girls in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.


One Response to Box Office Results: Tyler Perry does it again!

  1. Name Required says:

    There is no way people actually go to see the new street fighter movie. It hasnt been advertised well at all. Jonas will be sold out….which is very depressing indeed.

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