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Weekend B.O. April 5-7 (‘Evil’ Lives!)

Weekend B.O. April 5-7 ('Evil' Lives!)

Filmgoers wanted to be grossed out this weekend with Evil Dead taking the top spot with $26 million.

The over-the-top gory remake of Sam Raimi’s original 1981 film performed well beyond expectations
while last week’s No. 1 film G.I. Joe
came in second with $21.1

The 3D reissue of Steven
Spielberg’s Jurassic Park,
which looked at first like it was going to be second this
weekend, came in fourth with just over $18
while DreamWorks’ The Croods.
still showing legs. coming in third, tying with G.I. Joe with $21.1 million.

But how did Tyler Perry’s
do this weekend? As expected, it dropped by some 53% down to
sixth place earning $10 million.

Usually Perry’s films take a significant drop during the second
week of release, though over 50% is rather steep and goes back to the point I made
last week that 1) people who really want to see his films usually come out the
first week of release and/or 2) bad of word of mouth.

And during the past week, the film has been criticized many
times for condoning rape and the whole final twist, which, even though it’s been
the source of outrage in several articles this past week, I still won’t reveal, since there are those out there who haven’t seen the film yet. 

Whether those
two factors were the cause of most of the negativity towards the film, you tell

1) Evil Dead  TriS $26,000,000
3) G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par. $21,100,000 Total: $86,663,000
2) The Croods Fox $21,100,000
Total: $125,800,000
4) Jurassic Park 3D Uni. $18,247,000
5) Olympus Has Fallen FD $10,042,000 Total: $71,116,000
6) Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor LGF $10,000,000 Total: $38,383,000
7) Oz The Great and Powerful BV $8,171,000 Total: $212,767,000
8) The Host ORF $5,239,000 Total: $19,665,000
9) The Call TriS $3,500,000 Total: $45,481,000
10) Admission Focus $2,054,000 Total: $15,373,000
11) Spring Breakers A24 $1,200,000 Total: $12,645,000
12) Identity Thief Uni. $818,000 Total: $131,254,000

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I liked Mr. Perry's movie Temptation, it was a little slow starting, but picked up nicely. Nice change for me as a moviegoer to see him do something very different. Nice choice in cast as well. Looking forward to his next movie.

Critical acclaim

How did Shola Lynch's Free Angela do? That's the real question.


"Maybe transfer the energy from hating his movies into loving really good black films. There are plenty, they just aren't getting Hollywood budgets. And they need the attention way more than he does right now."

That comment is basically not true. There IS NOT plenty of really good black films. I know-I know, that opinion is not a popular one but it's true, until we pickup our game (across the board), Tyler will always rule the roost.

I mean, if my opinion means nothing, read between the lines of MILES ELLISON'S comment:

If there's such a thirst for quality, why are Tyler Perry movies making money? His movies make money because they're the kind of movies a lot of black people like to watch – [period]. His movies are hot garbage, but [many… the overwhelming majority ] of black people support them. That says more about the audience than it does about Tyler Perry. He's satisfying a demand. When people demand quality, it will be supplied. If people accept mediocrity, it will be supplied." `

Hmmmm…. I heard the message. Some black folks (obviously not all) accept mediocrity from many black filmmakers, calling their works "really good black films", yet they'd be hard pressed to name 10 REALLY GOOD black films from the year 2012… or in the last 10 years. **sheepish side-eye**

So the short answer is, Tyler is the best thang smokin' because in every area of the film-making process, his competition is "weak" – to say the least.


Black folk/people of color should be dropping 6-7 films a year at the box office, and if it wasn't for TP, we wouldn't have nothing. Now I'm trying my best to be one of the films shown every year, or at least every year and half. We need variety, and damn it, I'm trying to bring it.



Identity Thief still at the theaters….. Although I'm not a big Tyler Perry fan, still glad to see he's hanging on. Glad to see Evil Dead do well, I grew up with the original version, and was scared to death, but still watched.

Mark Waters

Thanks Tony

Who is Will Packer though

Mark waters

Sergio How much do you think Tyler Perry will make this year. Temptation should make 50-55 million, peeples should make 40 million and A Madea Chritmas should do 65-70 million. That will mean TP could make 150 million in Boxoffice returns alone this year and that would bring his total 800 million in 9 years. That is fucking crazy. What was the last black filmmaker to do that. The crazy thing is that does not count the money he will make from his three tv sitcoms.

Mark & Darla

Vultures sitting on a mountain in the desert watching for an injure animal to fall to pick it's skin apart, a bunch of malice thinking black people.


A great read: "Tyler Perry, Stop Vilifying Black Success"

Josh peck

Olympus Has Fallen has now made 71 million. Sadly the film cost 70 million so its not a flop but its not a hit however Fuqua should be happy. It pretty much made what it cost. The Call is at 45 million on a 13 million budget. It's a Hit. Temptation may have fell 53% but its Boxoffice total now stands at 39 million after 2 weeks. With a budget in the mid teens and a Boxoffice total of 55 million the films a hit.

Next up for next weekend is 42 and Scary Movie. What will win. We shall see.


This site is just sad. 45 Comments about the boxoffice success of another Tyler Perry film yet 0 comments on the day to day post of up and coming black filmmakers. SHM


Ding-Ding-Ding-Ding…. "ladies and gentlemen, lets get ready to RUUUMMMMBLLLLE!"

Micheal Buffer is holding the mic accompanied by the not so attractive ring girl, Sergio Mims. Micheal belts out his signature introduction while Sergio struts around the ring carrying the sign

Commotion erupts outside the ring. "BOO… GET OUT OF THE FKING RING". Bottles and rotten eggs fly through the air.

Although Sergio wouldn't reminded anyone of a Hooters Hostess, that's not what pissed-off Tyler's fans. They're just feed-up with S&A's penchant of throwing shade on Tyler Perry. So, although this may not be Ali vs Frazier, nor Pacuiao vs Mayweather, this is the super-colossal, humongous-megatropolis, monumental event of the year. It's the Rumble in the Shadow and Act Jungle… 59th Edition: Tyler Perry Stans vs The Undersized Critical Film Watchers.

First, the preliminaries: CAM vs. SOUR GRAPES…. The fight begins: Cam throws a vicious uppercut that's heard in the upper deck… "I know what the fuck you are talking Sour Grapes dip shit". Sour Grapes retaliates… "Is that all you got, check again asshole. Give it a fucking rest. Ya boy is a HACK and the world knows it ". CAM shoots back with a low blow… "you still crying lil Bitch"

DING-DING-DING… the judges stop the fight, it's a draw… they're both pricks.


But WAIT! This can't be… entering the ring is the most bizarre scene since Mike Tyson bit off Evander Hollyfield's ear… OMG! It's Roger Ebert and a black chic who doesn't appear to be his wife. She's wearing the name tag "JASMINE". She grabs the mic "Ladies & Gentlemen, I know this is about to fk y'all up, but I just left Tupac, Elvis and Biggie, they said they're tired-tired-tired of hearing y'all argue over this same ol' dumb shit, so before ol' Rodger made his bed at his new cabin in the sky, they sent him back to get this shit straight. Tell 'em Roger, tell 'em what you know. Rodger stands and says "no offense to black folks and I have a black wife, but Tyler Perry is a terrible freakin' black filmmaker. And that's all I have to say about that. So please excuse me because I have to get back to my new room and new roommate, I'm worried about him. He was in the wine cellar when I left, so he might have been a little drunk, but he was talking about everybody getting along? I think his name was Rodney King? Then again, maybe he's simply an S&A reader? Anyway, see you later you black alligators"

mountainous, outsize, oversize, planetary, prodigious, stupendous, titanic, towering, tremendous, vast, walloping, whopping


Rotten Tomatoes has the audience at 73% and the critics at 17%.

The film is a hit financially because it made its money back but a FLOP critically which is consistent. Only his church going sheep care about his films and even they are getting tired of his usual formula.

The Real Sam Jackson

Me and 4 other friends saw Temptation this weekend and like most of his fans we really liked it. ending felt rushed but still liked it.So yes I am one of those millions that helped make Temptation a HIT. Get over it. It's done and I am happy.


I just want to apologize for contributing 13 bucks to the $10 million Tyler Perry earned this weekend. I really do know better, truly I do. But it was Family Movie night and Auntie Winnie was visiting from Concord, NC and I couldn't be the only one bowing out. But wow, this was not only terrible but one of his most irresponsible. He's digressing. Also, even some of his most die-hard fans in our groups left shaking their head and not too thrilled.

Mark & Darla

Well since Tyler non-fans were flabbergast at Tyler last weekend earning, all they have left is how much Tyler will drop in the coming weeks, pathetic.

Ronald T. Jones

I am an alien from the planet Zargon! Bow down to me Earthlings!


Well we knock each other down because were thirsty for QUALITY!

"While Tyler Perry is to be admired for creating an enormously successful cinematic cottage industry catering primarily to an underserved segment of the moviegoing public, the trouble with him is that he is a terrible filmmaker and even though his output is prolific enough to make Steven Soderbergh seem lazy by comparison, he seems to be regressing with each effort. With the exception of "For Colored Girls" (2010), which was not a very good movie but which at least demonstrated a recognizable streak of artistic ambition, his films are hopelessly amateurish affairs in which the only apparent direction for every aspect of the production — screenplay, performances, even establishing shots — seems to be, "Louder, Broader!"

– Roger Ebert
Some of us are really going to miss you Mr Ebert!


Can we just move on. I am so sick of this. Temptation is a boxoffice hit. great, so what, move on already. We as black people knock each other down way to much. If you don't like his films then way do you even care about the amount of money they make or what others think of them. If you are not paying to see his films then it is not your $$$ going into his bank account. To Tyler Perry fans you don't need to rub the success of Tyler in people face. If you love his work just keep supporting him and move on. Why must there always be a war on this site. I liked Temptation, I also liked Do The Right Thing, Set it Off, Eve's Bayou, Talk to you. I like what I like. Its clear that people like TP work or he would not be on his 15th film.


Ever notice that any post on this site about Tyler Perry gets a huge amount of comments? Yet films about other up and coming filmmakers don't? I'm not a tyler fan but i don't vehemently hate the guy. He just doesn't make movies for me. And since he's the only black filmmaker that can seem to get a reaction out of the black audience (for and against) hollywood just assumes that he's bankable (which he is). Maybe transfer the energy from hating his movies into loving really good black films. There are plenty, they just aren't getting hollywood budgets. And they need the attention way more than he does right now.

James B

I am sorry but Tyler Perry fans are right. Temptation will be one of TP top Boxoffice hits 53% drop or not. But I understand some of you non fans need something to talk to about so what ever makes you happy. Can not wait to see 42 next week.


Evil Dead deserves the top spot. If Hollywood's going to remake everything under the sun, I'm just happy if they did it this way. I enjoyed it quite a lot.


Clearly the film is going to make more than its budget, only $17 million. Would be kind of pathetic if it was out for weeks and couldn't make $17 million. So that's a given. If that is a success for the defenders, then yes, your boy is a black Spielberg. Feel better? LOL.


17 million budget. 39 million so far in Boxoffice returns. Looks like you need a math lesson.

Sour Grapes

Tyler Perry fans, give it a fucking rest. Ya boy is a HACk and the world knows it. A 53% drop IS NOT A SUCCESS! Missed math class did we? Oh I forgot, SUPPORT TRUMPS QUALITY FOR BLACK FOLK WHO SUPPORT TYLER PERRY!

Carry on you fucking sheep.


How pathetic is it that the stans come to defend a 53% drop! Predictable! LOL

Tempatation will be forgotten by the end of the month!


Temptation is a hit for Tyler and Lionsgate so It does not matter anymore. I am looking forward to next weekend. We have 42 a movie I think looks great but nobody seems to care about and then We have Scary Movie 5 a movie that looks awful but was Directed by Malcolm D Lee the cuz of a once great director. What do you think S&A. I really hope black people support 42 like they do Tyler Perry and Will Packer films.


Also Evil Dead was awful. It will drop hard next week.


With Temptation, Peeples, and a Madea Christmas, Tyler Perry is looking at 150 million in Boxoffice in returns alone. I really don't think he or Lionsgate is crying over a 53% drop that is normal for Tyler perry fans. With an A- Cinamascore I am pretty sure TP fan heads are happy.

The real question is will black people support 42 because tracking is not looking great for that film.


TP's plays coming to town and his films being released in theaters are "events".

I've yet to meet a single person in real life who decided to go see a film or NOT based on what a tv or blog critic wrote or said.

TP unapologetically makes films for his core audience, and screening his films for some person who may not get some of the references,allusions, and jokes is a waste of time if you think about it. Just look at the recent S&A article about studio's reluctance to screen "Coming To America" after some nyc area(white) critics bashed it. This was at-the height-of-stardom Eddie Murphy and the film that, to many, was his BEST film.

I always felt that TP is/was right to not screen his films for critics. They don't validate his work, his fans do.

I have never sat through a TP project, but I definitely respect his F the critics stance. Also…the screeners sent out to "critics" are what becomes the "Hustle Man's" bootleg version of the film..released a few days before the opening…and if your films traditionally have stellar first week business…..bootleg's will take a HUGE bite out of that.


The drop for Temptation was expected. Most black films fall hard in there second week. It's funny that you did not mention that the film has made 39 million and is looking at a 50+ plus in the Boxoffice on a budget less than 20 million. making it one of Perry's top hits and his buggiest hit without him in the film. Then again this is S&A a site that wants him to fail but it is not happening.


Sergio you do know Temptation is on its way to 55 million total right. That would make it it TP 4th of 5th best money maker out 14 films. Also 98% of black films drop of 5o% or more. It's nothing new. Temptation is in the Green.

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