Weekend B.O. March 29-31 (How Did ‘Temptation’ Do?)

Weekend B.O. March 29-31 (How Did 'Temptation' Do?)

Of course, as excepted G.I. Joe: Retaliation was No.1 this weekend, though not as big as some analysts expected. And The Croods, not surprisingly, after a strong
opening last week, held on to the No. 2 slot.

The Host (not to be confused with the terrific 2006 Korean sci-fi monster film of the same name), which is based on an early book by Stephanie Meyer
who wrote the Twilight novels, opened surprisingly weak, considering that the
belief that the whole Twilight/Meyer
connection was going to pull people in.

And Spring Breakers (AKA Former Disney Channel Girls Go Naked and Wild on a Crime Spree) continues to be the surprise B.O. indie film hit so far this year, well outperforming expectations.

But of course, what we really want to know is how Tyler
Perry’s Temptation
did this weekend. It came in third with $22.3 million which is pretty much average for a weekend
opening tally for his films, all things considered.

He’s had films that have opened bigger. For
example, Madea Goes to Jail still holds the all-time biggest opening ever for a Tyler Perry movie, with
$41 million, Madea’s Family Reunion opened with over $30 million, and Why Did I
Get Married Too
opened with $29 million, to name a few.

But he also has had several films that opened much lower.
Daddy’s Little Girls still has the lowest weekend opening with $11.2 million, and last year’s Good Deeds opened with $15.6 million.

So the opening take for Temptation is right around his
usual $21-22 million average. The question is, though, what will happen next weekend?

Typically his films tend to drop off big because, 1) most
of the people who want to see his films go out to see it the first weekend, and
2) negative word of mouth.

And the word of mouth for Temptation, at least from people
that I know who have seen it, is that it isn’t good at all. And from what I understand, it’s dull and there’s a big plot twist (NO SPOILERS and you shouldn’t spoil it
either in the comments section) which not only sounds, to me, rather pretty cruel, but so far, has been
met with derision. So that could also possibly turn people off.

And by the way, that reminds me, what happened to all
those black women who were upset last year, who said that they were going to boycott the film because he cast Kimmy Kakes in the film, instead of a black actress?
So angry in fact that Perry had to issue a public statement on why he cast her
in the film saying that: “Millions
of young people adore her and are following her every move (and) because I
believe that my films speak from the inside out, why wouldn’t (she) be invited into a film about Faith,
Forgiveness and the healing power of God? What is wrong with that?”

I guess that was good enough for a lot of those people who
were mad at him.

1) G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par. $41,200,000 Total: $51,707,000
2) The Croods Fox $26,500,000 Total:$88,618,000
3) Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor LGF $22,300,000
4) Olympus Has Fallen FD $14,000,000 Total:$54,743,000
5) Oz The Great and Powerful BV $11,605,000 Total:$198,278,000
6) The Host  ORF $11,002,000
7) The Call TriS $4,800,000 Total: $39,480,000
8) Admission Focus $3,253,000 Total: $11,759,000
9) Spring Breakers A24 $2,758,000 Total: $10,100,000
10) The Incredible Burt Wonderstone WB $1,300,000 Total: $20,580,000
11) Identity Thief Uni. $1,093,000 Total: $129,911,000
12) Jack the Giant Slayer WB (NL) $965,000 Total: $61,332,000

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Justin Hardman

This movie is a racist movie. It has nothing but negative portrayals of white people. Indirectly putting a negative spin on white folks.


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It's so interesting how Tyler Perry has this blog shook. The writers here obviously despise his work but are constantly speculating about his alleged projections, movies, fans, etc. I mean it's blatantly obvious they hoped Temptation would flop at the box office. And as usual, Tyler soared once again. From the way most posters respond to every TP topic on this blog you would think he killed their dog. I don't care for TP movies but it seems like the hatred he receives drives his fan base to support him more. I say good luck to the brother. I won't be wasting my money on any of his movies but it's nice to see him stomp on his detractors every time.


I don't get the hate Shadow & Act have for Tyler Perry every black director is an individual he's doing his thing. Is it Tyler's problem that other black directors can't target their market and make MONEY. Yes, it is all about MONEY because Hollywood is a business. There are indie black directors sure, but they aren't pulling in the big numbers and box office like Tyler Perry can. Instead of people complaining about Tyler why don't they think a bit deeper and ask the question, why don't those black millionaires in Hollywood DO MORE? Perry owns his own studio and he's serving a market that is underserved because Hollywood doesn't care to reach minorities unless it is some depressing drama like the Jackie Robinson story. No offense to Jackie Robinson fans so TIRED of black movies focusing on RACISM. Boring! We need more films like Temptation which focus on sexuality and sex. It was a brave attempt on Tyler's part to expand his brand. I hope the Zane's film does well there is more to the black experience than just suffering.


**Open Letter To Sergio Mims: An Apology**

With Easter being a big deal in my family, I didn't have time to check my e-mail, but today (5:00PM), upon viewing my mail, I noticed a letter from you. Of course it gave me great concerns because it appears I've committed a severe injustice.

Apparently I said something on the board that painted you as the lowest of low creatures. That was never my intent nor was I implying such. However, I realize perception IS — for the most part — reality. Consequently, my intent may be far removed from what others may have discerned from my words. Therefore I sincerely apologize for any harm I may have caused you. You've never given me any reason to believe you're not an honorable man who would never harm a child.

For those who may not have read my comments and those that did, I present the following exchange:

MY WORDS: "But Sergio, come on man, tell me it ain't so? Looking at those pouting ruby red lips, smooth luscious brown skin and sensual gaze, you mean to tell me you'd kick her out of your bed? Nawl man, you ain't tellin' the whole story."

I can't help but believe an old player like you would rock that cradle. Shiiiiit, I know I'd put on my best pimp-stroll and invite her to my humble abode. I'd even order a pizza and rent an XBox 360 to make her feel right at home.

But Sergio, come on, tell us the "right" story. Play it to the end. Tell us how at first you'd be hesitant to make your move because she reminded you of your great-great-great granddaughter… but temptation got the best of you, leading you to breaking out your best old school player lines. I can hear you now…

If I was your girlfriend, would u remember 2 tell me all the things u forgot to tell your man?
Hey, if I was your man or your best friend, would u let me take care of u and do all the things that only a real man can? If I was your girlfriend, boyfriend or man, would u let me dress u, I mean, help u pick out your clothes before we go out? Not that you're helpless, but sometimes, sometimes, those are the things that being in loves about. Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be, if only for one night. Please! (I had to throw a little Luther in there)

So Sergio, is that in you? I"m sure it is, so stop frontin". :-)

SERGIO's reply, MARCH 16, 2013 4:32 PM

"I can"t help but believe an old player like you would rock that cradle" That's a very perverse comment. That's implying some sort of improper relationship with an underage young girl. UGH! No. I have absolutely NO interest in rocking any cradle or "kicking someone out of bed" I've always hated that expression anyway. Smollett is too young, not worldly enough and not unbelievable for any kind of of "smoldering" sexy role."

Blutopaz joined in: "Agreeing with Sergio–Carey that comment has serious Chester implications, not cool. And "pimp stroll?" You sound like one of those nasty old men who hang out in front of the number running joint." ewww.

So Sergio, apparently Ms. Blutopaz read what you read, so again, I am sorry and please accept my apology.


I am a fan of TP stage plays, but not a big fan of his movies, with the exception of For Colored Girls and Why Did I get Married #1. Like it or not, TP movies seem to be the only movies black folk can see themselves in on a regular basis. I'm an aspiring Screenwriter trying to make it in this business, and it's as hard as I've been told. Entering competitions with no luck, but I did advance to quarter-finals with Scriptapalooza 2012, and received some promising reviews…. but I digress. Any who, IMO, TP tries to do way too much, perhaps out of selfishness, or maybe he has the mentality if you want it done right do it yourself, who knows. It sure would be nice if he could perhaps check out some other Aspiring Screenwriters, and make their dreams come true.



The movie was pretty good. There were some inconsistency with the character choices and plot.
Like, how can the husband be more attractive then the temptation – I wouldn't have never left Lance Gross character for the other guy (who I don't remember his name).


the movie was slow, the lead guy was not the most attractive, Jurnee Smollett is cute and played her part well, and Kim K, really spiced it up, she is not the best actress, but definitely eye candy for the guys who were drug to the movie by their dates. I liked the movie, and the ending was a surprise to me, keep the movies coming TP, they are enjoyable


Sergio, you say what happened to black women who said they were going to boycott. Who says they didn't? Based on the numbers, and the cost of the film, which was only $20 mil., TP broke even with a little change leftover. … Kim K. neither helped nor hurt the film. It was TP Trash as usual. …And I agree with Lauren.

Johnnie MD

I have seen Temptation and it was quite predictable. What is this plot twist you speak of?


Okay, it's official, Lance Gross is the crummiest black actor on this earth and Tyler got my $13.50. I mean, I couldn't think of a better word to describe Lance's acting and I paid my money, so I couldn't walk out. So I guess it's time to eat a little crow.

When Kim K's acting, and presence, is arguable the highlight of the film, I might fix my mouth to say… "CRAPPOLA". That's right, I said it, this movie was brutal. I'm serious, I suffered through the first 45 minutes. If I was not with my lady and my sister, I would have been outta there.

Speaking of my sister, when we were kids living in our parent's home, we used play games in the attic. Well, while we were watching the movie, she glanced over at me with a look of "seriously… did that actor just do that… and say THAT?". Then she said "we could have wrote this… UP IN THE ATTIC" *lol*

Listen, I understand melodrama, it is what it is and it has its place, but lord have mercy, Tyler laid it on to the 10th degree. I'm tellin' ya, Lance even cried 3 times! But wait, I'm not through swallowing my crow.

Now I'm not hating on ol'girl, but I have to jump in Sergio's ride. After further investigation, Jurnee Smollet is not what I'd call sensually delicious. I mean, she's an attractive woman by many standards but… ah… well… I'll let Joe Tex speak on it: "Say man, don't walk ahead of that woman like she don't belong to you just 'cause hers got them little skinny legs. And baby, don't you worry about a doggone thing at all because there's some man, somewhere who'll take you baby, skinny legs and all"

And baby don't have NO BACK.

Not to mention that creepy looking dude she was creepin' with. Where in the heck did Tyler get that guy? I mean, I'm a dude so I asked my sister if he was attractive, she said "HELL NO! He looks like one of those flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz, and his pick-up lines were weeeeeeak."

Anyway, as I said, I could, if forced, fix my mouth to call this film a piece of crap, but I can't, and won't. In stead I'll say one man's treasure is another man's garbage. No, wait, I'm serious about this. The visitor Marsha said exactly what I'm thinking–>…. "there is [a] segment of people who aren't necessarily film junkies like most of the people who read this site [ … ] There are still a lot of people – especially senior citizens – who don't go to the theater to see a specific movie, but rather any film that happens to be the next film showing in the theater. A lot of those people might simply pick Tyler Perry movies if its the next film showing in the theater. You have to recognize that there are so many film options these days and not everyone puts that much thought into what they see. My 70-year-old mother and her friends are like that. And, my sister is a religious type and loves all his movies and plays."

So folks, who do we think we are to call a film "crap"? Truth is, a whole lotta somebodies will take the girl with the skinny legs ;-)

Btw, the last 15 minutes was this film's saving grace.


Will Packer and Tyler Perry are doing up big in Hollywood. It's nice to see two black smart man playing Hollywood by there own game. Not a fan of some of Tyler work but he is one hell of a nice guy so unlike some bitter people on the site I am just going to congrats to another sucesse. Looking forward to 42 on April 12.

Also happy the Call is still doing well. It was fun for what it was. Also looking forward to the evil dead movie.

Roger Frankie Lemon

The Disney girls don't get naked in Spring Breakers, only Rachel Korine does.


Who in there right mind thought Temptation was not going to be a hit. This is Tyler Perry not spike Lee. I will be shocked if Tyler don't top Forbes list this year yet again. He is in fire like it or not.

Seth Jones

Another Great weekend for Blacks in Hollywood. First the wyans had 40 million hit off a 3 million budget film. Berry's The Call looks to make 50 million on a 13 million buidget making it her first boxoffice hit in years. Antwan Fuqua Olympus Has Fallen looks to be his highest grosser to date. Tyler Perry just got 1 of 3 hits to be this year. Next is 42. Lets see if we will support our history.


His movies are crap but a lot of people like crap. He's a rich man who owes his success to knowing his audience's taste for the empty calories of his trans fat films.


Sergio you asked 3 questions on Friday and you got your answer today.

1. When TP fans show up to a movie without TP in it.

Hell yes they will. As you stated yourself Temptation opening to about 23 million. That is around the avg that a tp film opens to. However this is the first Tyler Perry movie to open in the 20s million range that he is not in. This is also his 10th film to open in the 20s range out of 14 films. Not a bad record.

2. Will Kim K hurt the boxoffice

Hell no. If anything her fine ass made more man see the movie. Smart move on TP even though she can not act. But she was eye candy.

3. Will the change in tone turn some fans off.
Hell no. History has shown us that when a TP film is based on his play it opens well. No matter if its drama or comedy. TP fans seems to don't care. Remember FCG opened to 19 million and that films was Rated R.

So all in all if Temptation drop like most Tyler perry films in the coming weeks it will still make around 45- 50 million. That is the total range for most TP films. With a budget less than 20 million the film is already in the green.


Another Hit for Tyler Perry and an A- Cinamascore. LOL at that article that was written 2 days ago a out will his fans show up. You got your answer. Temptation should make about 45-50 million. Peeples should make about 35 million and A Madea Xmas will make around 65-70 million. In others words this will be a great year for Tyler. I wonder how much Spike Lees old boy will make lol.


Word of mouth is that the film should have not been named "Temptation" if it was going to be PG. A lot of loop holes in the film that had people laughing when it was suppose to be serious. I believe Perry needs to start making quality films over a quantity of films. I supported him thus far, but now it is time for him to step up and make a great movie with depth and substance. I will wait for this one to come out on BET!


I like the film and think the ending is more true to life than the make believe that we see over and over. I'm not a fan of his Madea films so this is a welcomed change. Go see it!

Fellow Tyler Perry Stan

But one of my fellow Tyler stans said its on track to make $45 million this weekend! Lies! Lies! Tyler made more than that! God damn it in Jesus name!


I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Temptation is going to be TP's highest grosser outside of US market.

In fact, that seems to have been the only reason that kim k was cast.

Adam Scott Thompson

Does the "twist" really count as a twist, though?

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