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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,406,346Details
International Box Office $52,010
Worldwide Box Office $50,458,356
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 25th, 2005 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: June 28th, 2005 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, crude sexual references and some violence
Franchise: Madea
Comparisons: vs. Madea's Family Reunion
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Keywords: Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Voiceover/Narration, African-American, Relationships Gone Wrong, House Arrest, Cross-Dressing, Fat Suit
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,972 $80,583 Apr 15, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,988 $125,943 Apr 8, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,811 $272,919 Apr 1, 2005 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,256 $50,056,234 Apr 1, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,246 $982,934 Mar 25, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,859 $2,402,875 Mar 18, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,479 $4,876,399 Mar 11, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 914 $11,026,195 Mar 4, 2005 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 240 $11,026,195 Mar 4, 2005 10
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 431 $5,273,029 Mar 5, 2005 9
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,288 $5,384,518 Feb 27, 2005 3
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 66 $21,905,089 Feb 25, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 744 $21,905,089 Feb 25, 2005 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,169 $21,905,089 Feb 25, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,963 1,483 Feb 25, 2005 3
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 134 $9,140,307 Feb 26, 2005 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,019 $9,140,307 Feb 26, 2005 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,073 $7,400,000 Feb 25, 2005 1

Cast

   Helen McCarter
Steve Harris    Charles McCarter
Cicely Tyson    Myrtle
Shemar Moore    Orlando
Tyler Perry    Brian/Madea/Joe

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June 11th, 2007

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Seeking for Number One

July 16th, 2005

It looks like the home market is starting to recover from its extended slump as Hide & Seek was the number one with $11.71 million in combined rentals, $10.55 million from DVDs and $1.16 million from VHS. The film was also the number one selling DVD this week, but no figures were released. More...

Pacifier Makes some Noise on the Home Market

July 9th, 2005

The Pacifier took the lead on the Rental Charts on the Home Market and was the only new release in the to five. Vin Diesel's first foray into comedies led the DVD charts with $9.48 million, the VHS charts with $1.29 million, and the combined charts with $10.77 million. It was also the best selling DVD for the week, but as usual there were no sales numbers released. More...

DVD Releases for June 28, 2005

June 27th, 2005

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Pacifier Gets Moviegoers Excited

March 7th, 2005

Overall it was a good weekend as every movie in the top five matched expectations, or at least came very close, and the number one film topped predictions by a wide, wide margin. However, the news was not all good, as the weekend was relatively flat from last week with just a 1.1% increase. Compared to last year the figure was much worse at 14.5% decrease. 2005's lead over 2004 evaporated to just 1%, $1.427 billion to $1.413 billion. More...

New Movies Getting Cool Reception with Critics

March 4th, 2005

Three new films open in wide release (or, in the case of one of the films, semi-wide release), one more film expands at the box office, while another could be propelled back into the top five thanks to a significant Oscars bounce. All in all, it's a very busy weekend for moviegoers. More...

Down Stays Up on Per Theater Charts

March 1st, 2005

Last week's winner remained the per theater chart champion, as Downfall earned and average of $15,704. That's down just 13.7%, despite it being a post holiday weekend and seeing its theater count quadruple; this bodes very well for the film's long-term success. The only other film to crack the top 10 was overall box office champ, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which averaged $14,771 in its 1,483 theaters. More...

Woman Makes Analysts Mad

February 28th, 2005

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Competition Weak on Oscar Weekend

February 25th, 2005

It's Oscar weekend, the weekend where the movie industry celebrates the best of the best, but ironically, the three movies having wide releases would hardly qualify for that description. It's so bad that two of the three films were not screened for critics. Ouch. Also ouch will be the effect the Oscar telecast will have on the box office, especially for films that are up for awards. Still, whatever they lose this weekend they'll make up for with the Oscar bounce next weekend. One last note, right now 2005 is about 14% up on 2004, that will change this weekend. In fact, the gab could be cut in half over the next three days. More...

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February 24th, 2005

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February 17th, 2005

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February 10th, 2005

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February 1st, 2005

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January 28th, 2005

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January 20th, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/02/25 1 $21,905,089   1,483 $14,771   $21,905,089 3
2005/03/04 4 $11,026,195 -50% 1,703 $6,475   $37,077,829 10
2005/03/11 7 $4,876,399 -56% 1,605 $3,038   $44,019,656 17
2005/03/18 9 $2,402,875 -51% 1,279 $1,879   $47,667,768 24
2005/03/25 13 $982,934 -59% 802 $1,226   $49,433,714 31
2005/04/01 21 $272,919 -72% 330 $827   $50,056,234 38
2005/04/08 31 $125,943 -54% 171 $737   $50,267,254 45
2005/04/15 41 $80,583 -36% 171 $471   $50,382,128 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/02/25 1 $7,400,000   1,483 $4,990   $7,400,000 1
2005/02/26 2 $9,140,307 +24% 1,483 $6,163   $16,520,571 2
2005/02/27 1 $5,384,518 -41% 1,483 $3,631   $21,905,089 3
2005/02/28 1 $1,267,000 -76% 1,483 $854   $23,172,000 4
2005/03/01 2 $1,046,000 -17% 1,483 $705   $24,218,000 5
2005/03/02 2 $905,000 -13% 1,483 $610   $25,123,000 6
2005/03/03 2 $928,000 +3% 1,483 $626   $26,052,000 7
2005/03/04 4 $3,200,000 +245% 1,703 $1,879   $29,300,000 8
2005/03/05 4 $5,273,029 +65% 1,703 $3,096   $34,391,623 9
2005/03/06 4 $2,686,206 -49% 1,703 $1,577   $37,077,829 10
2005/03/07 4 $638,000 -76% 1,703 $375   $37,716,000 11
2005/03/08 6 $465,000 -27% 1,703 $273   $38,181,000 12
2005/03/09 6 $468,000 +1% 1,703 $275   $38,649,000 13
2005/03/10 6 $495,000 +6% 1,703 $291   $39,143,000 14
2005/03/11 7 $1,300,000 +163% 1,605 $810   $40,400,000 15
2005/03/12 7 $2,305,329 +77% 1,605 $1,436   $42,801,047 16
2005/03/13 7 $1,218,609 -47% 1,605 $759   $44,019,656 17
2005/03/14 8 $361,000 -70% 1,605 $225   $44,381,000 18
2005/03/15 8 $321,000 -11% 1,605 $200   $44,702,000 19
2005/03/16 8 $298,000 -7% 1,605 $186   $45,000,000 20
2005/03/17 8 $301,000 +1% 1,605 $188   $45,265,000 21
2005/03/18 9 $700,000 +133% 1,279 $547   $46,000,000 22
2005/03/19 9 $1,106,562 +58% 1,279 $865   $47,073,713 23
2005/03/20 10 $594,055 -46% 1,279 $464   $47,667,768 24
2005/03/21 10 $205,000 -65% 1,279 $160   $47,873,000 25
2005/03/22 10 $206,000 n/c 1,279 $161   $48,079,000 26
2005/03/23 10 $184,000 -11% 1,279 $144   $48,264,000 27

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/02/25 1 $26,051,634   1,483 $17,567   $26,051,634 7
2005/03/04 4 $13,091,623 -50% 1,703 $7,687   $39,143,257 14
2005/03/11 7 $6,121,636 -53% 1,605 $3,814   $45,264,893 21
2005/03/18 10 $3,185,887 -48% 1,279 $2,491   $48,450,780 28
2005/03/25 14 $1,332,535 -58% 802 $1,662   $49,783,315 35
2005/04/01 21 $357,996 -73% 330 $1,085   $50,141,311 42
2005/04/08 33 $160,234 -55% 171 $937   $50,301,545 49
2005/04/15 41 $104,801 -35% 171 $613   $50,406,346 56

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