Congrats to Tyler Perry whose new film Madea Goes To Jail opened number #1 at the boxoffice.
The movie's success proves that audiences like to look at Tyler Perry in drag portraying the angry black woman stereotype. Did you ever think the day would come when Rudy from the Cosby show played a crackhead?
Director Tyler Perry is having no problem posting bail for the protagonist of his movie "Madea Goes to Jail," which leads the box office with a $41.1 million opening weekend.
Studio estimates Sunday showed it to be the highest grossing film ever for both Perry and the film's studio, Lionsgate.
Since Perry's 2005 "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," the actor-director-producer has frequently opened films strongly, despite little mainstream recognition.
The success of "Madea Goes to Jail" reinforces the notion that he draws the greatest reaction when he dons a frumpy dress as his trademark grandmother character, Madea.
Last weekend's top earner, Warner Bros.' "Friday the 13th," saw a steep drop in ticket sales. It took in $7.8 million in its second weekend of release, down from $43.6 million last weekend. source