The Family That Preys

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,105,289Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $28,943,109 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $28,943,109
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: January 13th, 2009 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
November 23rd, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence
Keywords: Surprise Twist, Road Trip, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 23rd, 2010

This Friday is Black Friday, but there's a lull on the home market with not a whole lot of great releases. (This is the usual pattern for Thanksgiving.) The biggest hit coming out is The Expendables, which should top the chart, while there are a number of smaller releases that are in contention for Pick of the Week. The best of these is Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis, which comes out on Blu-ray this week after being released on DVD last week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Tyler Perry Collection

For quite a while, most Tyler Perry films have been released on the home market, in standard definition with no Blu-ray release. This week, the studio is rectifying that situation and releasing his entire back catalog on High Definition. That's five titles, starting with... More...

DVD Sales - All Max and No Payne

New releases were all over the top 30 this week, including Max Payne, which took first place with 543,000 units sold for the week and $12.92 million in sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Pineapple Leftovers

While there were five new releases to chart this week, we were left with a holdover on top as Pineapple Express remained champion. More...

DVD Sales - Sales Don\'t Have a Prayer

There were plenty of new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, but none were particularly strong. The best was The Family that Preys, but it failed to crack a half million units with 491,000 units and $10.78 million for the week. More...

DVD Releases for January 13, 2009

It's still early in the year and people are dealing with the bills from their Christmas shopping, which means they don't have as much disposable income. This reduces the demand for DVDs, and studios are hesitant to put out marquee releases. Looking at this week's selection, you can really tell. At the top of the list, Supercop - 2-Disc Special Edition is probably the best bet, but Appaloosa on either DVD or Blu-ray is up there as well. More...

Weekend Weakness from the Top on Down

It was not a good weekend at the box office with just one of the four new releases beating expectations, and even then it was by just a rounding error. Overall box office receipts were $88 million over the weekend, which was down 13% from last week. More importantly, it was down 9% from the same weekend last year, which was not expected. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind 2007, but at a margin of just $6.98 billion to $7.04 billion, and a strong fall and holiday box office would be enough to catch up. More...

Will Fall Continue to Rise?

Another week, another four wide releases... well, three and a half, as one of them is opening in fewer than 2,000 theaters, which is normally the level I consider truly wide versus semi-wide. It is unlikely that this week's crop of new releases will be as strong as last week's, and while the top of the chart won't live up to the level earned by last year's victor, Resident Evil: Extinction, the overall box office should still show some growth. More...

Burn on Fire at the Box Office

Four films opened wide this weekend, and all four finished in the top four, which is the first time that's happened in more than a year and a half. The strength of the new releases helped the overall box office bounce back, as it was up 49% from last weekend at $101 million. More importantly, it was up more than 28% from the same weekend last year, which ended a seven-week losing streak. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind, but the gap was closed somewhat with 2007 leading with $6.92 billion to $6.87 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Burn After Reading Leads Four Wide Releases

The Coen Brothers claimed top spot at the box office this weekend as Burn After Reading led four wide releases at the top of the chart. The comedy thriller earned a solid $19.4 million, according to Focus' estimate, which put it safely ahead of Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys, which scored an estimated $18.02 million. Righteous Kill also performed decently, with $16.5 million, while The Women was softer with $10.1 million. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of September 12, 2008

September is the month to release films that studios have no real faith in. Since they have no real faith in these projects, it comes as no surprise that the best of the websites, Righteous Kill - Official Site, doesn't really stand out enough to be worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

New Releases Come Together

There are four wide releases this week, and the odds are that all four will place in the top four on the chart. However, there are some disagreements among analysts on which films have a shot at topping the chart, and which will struggle. But (almost) everyone agrees that the overall box office will grow from last weekend, and most agree it will grow from the same weekend last year. More...

2008 Preview: September

A pretty bland month with no wide release that look likely to surprise, either becoming a potential $100 million hit, or bombing so bad that they fail even to reach $10 million. The latter is a lot more likely, however, with a number of films that have serious obstacles to overcome, and it is very unlikely all of them will avoid bombing. On the other end of the scale, there are no films that have a legitimate shot at $100 million, while The top film of the month could make less than $70 million. More...

Cast Updates - August 28, 2008

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Cast Updates - July 10, 2008

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New Movie US Release Dates - February 17, 2008

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Cast Updates - January 31, 2008

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New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - January 29, 2008

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/12 2 $6,261,593   2,070 $3,025   $6,261,593 1
2008/09/13 2 $7,239,416 +16% 2,070 $3,497   $13,501,009 2
2008/09/14 3 $3,880,209 -46% 2,070 $1,874   $17,381,218 3
2008/09/15 3 $1,043,717 -73% 2,070 $504   $18,424,935 4
2008/09/16 4 $926,304 -11% 2,070 $447   $19,351,239 5
2008/09/17 4 $753,200 -19% 2,070 $364   $20,104,439 6
2008/09/18 4 $751,821 n/c 2,070 $363   $20,856,260 7
2008/09/19 5 $2,133,821 +184% 2,070 $1,031   $22,990,081 8
2008/09/20 3 $3,461,172 +62% 2,070 $1,672   $26,451,253 9
2008/09/21 6 $1,676,906 -52% 2,070 $810   $28,128,159 10
2008/09/22 6 $440,269 -74% 2,070 $213   $28,568,428 11
2008/09/23 6 $407,319 -7% 2,070 $197   $28,975,747 12
2008/09/24 6 $332,696 -18% 2,070 $161   $29,308,443 13
2008/09/25 6 $327,213 -2% 2,070 $158   $29,635,656 14
2008/09/26 11 $811,047 +148% 1,604 $506   $30,446,703 15
2008/09/27 9 $1,582,052 +95% 1,604 $986   $32,028,755 16
2008/09/28 10 $732,521 -54% 1,604 $457   $32,761,276 17
2008/09/29 11 $220,045 -70% 1,604 $137   $32,981,321 18
2008/09/30 12 $245,568 +12% 1,604 $153   $33,226,889 19
2008/10/01 12 $200,068 -19% 1,604 $125   $33,426,957 20
2008/10/02 10 $174,821 -13% 1,604 $109   $33,601,778 21
2008/10/03 - $428,877 +145% 933 $460   $34,030,655 22
2008/10/04 - $794,462 +85% 933 $852   $34,825,117 23
2008/10/05 - $365,747 -54% 933 $392   $35,190,864 24
2008/10/06 - $98,701 -73% 933 $106   $35,289,565 25
2008/10/07 - $84,642 -14% 933 $91   $35,374,207 26
2008/10/08 - $87,924 +4% 933 $94   $35,462,131 27
2008/10/09 - $102,991 +17% 933 $110   $35,565,122 28

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/12 2 $17,381,218   2,070 $8,397   $17,381,218 3
2008/09/19 6 $7,271,899 -58% 2,070 $3,513   $28,128,159 10
2008/09/26 10 $3,125,620 -57% 1,604 $1,949   $32,761,276 17
2008/10/03 16 $1,589,086 -49% 933 $1,703   $35,190,864 24
2008/10/10 17 $840,767 -47% 539 $1,560   $36,405,889 31
2008/10/17 21 $362,063 -57% 325 $1,114   $37,019,849 38

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/18/20091491,001 491,001$10,776,195$10,776,1951
1/25/20095168,566-66% 659,567$3,451,625$14,227,8202
2/1/20091398,334-42% 757,901$1,965,697$16,193,5173
2/8/20091881,406-17% 839,307$1,500,345$17,693,8624
2/15/20091396,434+18% 935,741$1,734,848$19,428,7105
2/22/20091373,034-24% 1,008,775$1,313,882$20,742,5916
3/1/20092667,615-7% 1,076,390$1,216,394$21,958,9857
3/8/20092445,468-33% 1,121,858$817,969$22,776,9548

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Cast

Alfre Woodard    Alice Pratt
Sanaa Lathan    Andrea
Rockmond Dunbar    Chris
KaDee Strickland    Jillian Cartwright
Cole Hauser    William Cartwright
Taraji P. Henson    Pam
Robin Givens    Abby
Tyler Perry    Ben
Kathy Bates    Charlotte Cartwright
Sebastian Siegel    Nick

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Tyler Perry