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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,345,287Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,474,105 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,100,200 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,574,305
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Madea, everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can't manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter...and the revelation of a long-buried family secret.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2011 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: August 30th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2162, 3/9/2011)
Running Time: 106 minutes
Franchise: Madea
Comparisons: vs. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween
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Keywords: African-American, Terminal Illness, Dysfunctional Family, Funeral Reunions, Cross-Dressing, Ensemble, Fat Suit
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tyler Perry Studios, Lionsgate, Reuben Cannon Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,662 $55,841 Jul 15, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,525 $99,104 Jul 8, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,654 $112,541 Jul 1, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,281 $19,492 Jun 24, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,106 $44,058 Jun 17, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,032 $75,462 Jun 10, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,846 $144,437 Jun 3, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,612 $335,126 May 27, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,276 $956,589 May 20, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,001 $2,214,033 May 13, 2011 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,060 $50,232,182 May 13, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,735 $4,178,886 May 6, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,062 $9,860,929 Apr 29, 2011 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,235 $5,510,841 Apr 24, 2011 3
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 40 $25,068,677 Apr 22, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 603 $25,068,677 Apr 22, 2011 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 917 $25,068,677 Apr 22, 2011 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,858 2,288 Apr 22, 2011 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,026 $9,100,379 Apr 23, 2011 2
Biggest April Day at the Domestic Box Office 79 $10,457,457 Apr 22, 2011 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 592 $10,457,457 Apr 22, 2011 1

Cast

   Shirley
   Byron
   Brown
   Aunt Bam
   Cora
   Renee
   Calvin
   Harold
   Kimberly
   Sabrina
   Tammy
   Madea/Joe

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Tyler Perry
Producer    Tyler Perry
Director   
Producer    Reuben Cannon
Producer    Roger M. Bobb
Executive Producer    Ozzie Areu
Executive Producer    Joseph P. Genier
Executive Producer    Michael Paseornek
Cinematographer    Toyomichi Kurita
Production Designer    Ina Mayhew
Editor    Maysie Hoy
Costume Designer    Keith G. Lewis
Music Supervisor    Joel C. High
Composer    Aaron Zigman
Casting Director    Kimberly Williams-Paisley

DVD Sales: X Marks the Spot

September 21st, 2011

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart this week with ten in the top thirty and three in the top five. This includes X-Men: First Class, which took top spot with 561,000 units / $10.01 million during just three days of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Rio Returns to the Top

September 14th, 2011

While Rio fell to third place on the DVD sales chart this week, it remained in first place on the Blu-ray sales chart with 70,000 units sold and $1.40 million in sales. Its totals reached 1.58 million units sold and $34.63 million in total sales. More...

DVD Sales: Madea Feeling Big

September 13th, 2011

TV on DVD releases are really starting to dominate the chart with five of the top ten releases on the DVD sales chart this week. However, Madea's Big Happy Family managed to take top spot with 371,000 units, while it pulled in $5.92 million in opening week sales. More...

Contest: Pare Down the Competition

September 9th, 2011

Next week is another busy week with four wide releases. Unfortunately, none of them look like massive hits, which makes it harder to predict which film will come out on top and how much it will make. Fortunately, we have three prizes this week, so no matter how far off your prediction is, you still have a chance of winning. As for the target film, at this point, it appears I Don't Know How She Does It will open in the most theaters, but I think Drive will open the fastest, so it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Drive. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Madea's Big Happy Family on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Meet the Browns: Season One on DVD. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will win a copy of Laugh to Keep From Crying: The Play on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

Fast Five Laps Competition

May 2nd, 2011

There's finally reason to celebrate at the box office as Fast Five surpassed even the high end expectations and helped the overall box office numbers to their best levels of the year at $159 million. This was up 17% from last weekend and was a stunning 56% improvement over the same weekend last year. Granted, 2011 still lags behind 2010 by $500 million at $3.04 billion to $3.54 billion, but this is great news in the short term, and perhaps its a sign of strength to come. More...

Weekend Predictions: Going for the Hat Trick

April 28th, 2011

Analysts are optimistic this week, and for good reason. Not only is one of the most anticipated films of the spring opening this week, it is opening with better than expected reviews and with buzz that is growing at the right time. There's an outside chance that the number one film this year will earn more than the top ten films earned this weekend last year. Even if the top film misses expectations by a 50% margin, 2011 should still earn its third victory in a row in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Ignorance is Bliss: Winning Announcement

April 26th, 2011

The winners of our Ignorance is Bliss contest were determined and they are... More...

Evil is Profitable on the Per Theater Chart

April 26th, 2011

Evil Bong 3D earned $19,315 in its lone theater to lead the way on the per theater chart, and clearly I've slipped into an alternate dimension. Actually, I'm very happy with this film's success, as it's distributed by Full Moon Features, the same company that released Puppetmaster and countless other low-budget films I've been a fan of. Second place went to The Double Hour with $14,990, which is less than 1% lower than its opening weekend. Madea's Big Happy Family was the only wide release to reach the $10,000 mark, and it was close at $10,957. There is one confusing release, Incendies, which earned over $60,000 in 13 theaters, if you include Canada. However, if you just look at its U.S. opening, it earned $50,679 in 3 theaters for an average of $16,893, which is much more impressive. More...

Easter Sweetens Box Office Results

April 25th, 2011

That's two wins in a row. This weekend pulled in $136 million, which was 5% higher than last weekend and an impressive 37% higher than the same weekend last year. Granted, Easter landed on a different weekend last year, but this is still an impressive win. Also, it helped 2011 close the gap on 2010 to 17% at $2.84 billion to $3.41 billion. It still going to take a lot just to catch up by the end of the year, but at least there's some reason to be optimistic going into the summer. More...

Weekend Preview: Can Madea Keep the Box Office Healthy?

April 21st, 2011

The box office is looking to extend its winning streak to two this weekend. There is some great news regarding that goal, as this time last year was really poor, with the three new releases earning less than $30 million combined. I would be shocked if Madea's Big Happy Family opened with less than that. With the Easter holiday, Rio and Hop should hold on well and 2011 should finally start digging itself out of the huge hole it is in. More...

Contest: Ignorance is Bliss

April 15th, 2011

There are two wide releases opening with Water for Elephants likely opening in many more theaters than Madea's Big Happy Family. However, I've learned to not bet against Madea and it is the latter film that is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Madea's Big Happy Family. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of 3 Idiots on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of 3 Idiots on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2011 Preview: April

April 1st, 2011

Another month has gone by and 2011 has slipped further behind 2010's pace. March was a bit of an improvement over the first two months, but only in the most generous of terms. It still lost ground to 2010, but not at the same disastrous pace as January and February did. There is some good news, as last April was rather weak and there's a chance 2011 could actually gain ground. After all, only Clash of the Titans earned $100 million last year (although Date Night came awfully close). This year, there are three or four films that could hit the century mark. That would be welcome news indeed. On a side note, April is usually a bit of a dumping ground as studios fear going head-to-head with summer blockbusters opening in May. However, I get the feeling that this year they are hoping to extend summer by having it open a couple of weeks early. Maybe they'll succeed. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Madea's Big Happy Family

December 12th, 2010

Tyler Perry's next movie is Madea's Big Happy Family and it hits theaters in April. Like nearly all of his movies, that one is based on a play, a play that started its run earlier in the year and came out on DVD and Blu-ray late last month. The screener arrived a little late, but I was finally able to get to it this week. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 2 $25,068,677   2,288 $10,957   $25,068,677 3
2011/04/29 3 $9,860,929 -61% 2,288 $4,310   $40,891,043 10
2011/05/06 7 $4,178,886 -58% 1,881 $2,222   $47,085,218 17
2011/05/13 9 $2,214,033 -47% 1,449 $1,528   $50,232,182 24
2011/05/20 10 $956,589 -57% 912 $1,049   $51,723,579 31
2011/05/27 17 $335,126 -65% 359 $933   $52,298,036 38
2011/06/03 27 $144,437 -57% 189 $764   $52,623,438 45
2011/06/10 36 $75,462 -48% 112 $674   $52,764,489 52
2011/06/17 46 $44,058 -42% 220 $200   $52,848,342 59
2011/06/24 56 $19,492 -56% 46 $424   $52,889,163 66
2011/07/01 29 $112,541 +477% 140 $804   $53,011,190 73
2011/07/08 33 $99,104 -12% 112 $885   $53,200,437 80
2011/07/15 42 $55,841 -44% 87 $642   $53,311,948 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 2 $10,457,457   2,288 $4,571   $10,457,457 1
2011/04/23 2 $9,100,379 -13% 2,288 $3,977   $19,557,836 2
2011/04/24 2 $5,510,841 -39% 2,288 $2,409   $25,068,677 3
2011/04/25 2 $2,180,149 -60% 2,288 $953   $27,248,826 4
2011/04/26 3 $1,578,933 -28% 2,288 $690   $28,827,759 5
2011/04/27 3 $1,112,780 -30% 2,288 $486   $29,940,539 6
2011/04/28 3 $1,089,575 -2% 2,288 $476   $31,030,114 7
2011/04/29 3 $3,086,833 +183% 2,288 $1,349   $34,116,947 8
2011/04/30 3 $4,487,100 +45% 2,288 $1,961   $38,604,047 9
2011/05/01 4 $2,286,996 -49% 2,288 $1,000   $40,891,043 10
2011/05/02 4 $544,934 -76% 2,288 $238   $41,435,977 11
2011/05/03 4 $574,701 +5% 2,288 $251   $42,010,678 12
2011/05/04 4 $457,300 -20% 2,288 $200   $42,467,978 13
2011/05/05 4 $438,354 -4% 2,288 $192   $42,906,332 14
2011/05/06 7 $1,009,893 +130% 1,881 $537   $43,916,225 15
2011/05/07 7 $1,548,838 +53% 1,881 $823   $45,465,063 16
2011/05/08 7 $1,620,155 +5% 1,881 $861   $47,085,218 17
2011/05/09 7 $259,705 -84% 1,881 $138   $47,344,923 18
2011/05/10 7 $253,948 -2% 1,881 $135   $47,598,871 19
2011/05/11 7 $201,961 -20% 1,881 $107   $47,800,832 20
2011/05/12 7 $217,317 +8% 1,881 $116   $48,018,149 21
2011/05/13 9 $616,757 +184% 1,449 $426   $48,634,906 22
2011/05/14 9 $1,054,443 +71% 1,449 $728   $49,689,349 23
2011/05/15 9 $542,833 -49% 1,449 $375   $50,232,182 24
2011/05/16 9 $143,816 -74% 1,449 $99   $50,375,998 25
2011/05/17 9 $151,907 +6% 1,449 $105   $50,527,905 26
2011/05/18 9 $116,223 -23% 1,449 $80   $50,644,128 27
2011/05/19 9 $122,862 +6% 1,449 $85   $50,766,990 28
2011/05/20 11 $269,434 +119% 912 $295   $51,036,424 29
2011/05/21 10 $452,851 +68% 912 $497   $51,489,275 30
2011/05/22 11 $234,304 -48% 912 $257   $51,723,579 31
2011/05/23 - $70,416 -70% 912 $77   $51,793,995 32
2011/05/24 12 $72,924 +4% 912 $80   $51,866,919 33
2011/05/25 13 $62,606 -14% 912 $69   $51,929,525 34
2011/05/26 - $33,385 -47% 912 $37   $51,962,910 35
2011/05/27 - $90,128 +170% 359 $251   $52,053,038 36
2011/05/28 - $137,666 +53% 359 $383   $52,190,704 37
2011/05/29 - $107,332 -22% 359 $299   $52,298,036 38
2011/05/30 16 $97,839 -9% 359 $273   $52,395,875 39
2011/05/31 - $27,846 -72% 359 $78   $52,423,721 40
2011/06/01 - $27,190 -2% 359 $76   $52,450,911 41
2011/06/02 - $28,090 +3% 359 $78   $52,479,001 42
2011/06/03 - $42,087 +50% 189 $223   $52,521,088 43
2011/06/04 - $66,541 +58% 189 $352   $52,587,629 44
2011/06/05 - $35,809 -46% 189 $189   $52,623,438 45
2011/06/06 - $16,921 -53% 189 $90   $52,640,359 46
2011/06/07 - $16,890 n/c 189 $89   $52,657,249 47
2011/06/08 - $15,035 -11% 189 $80   $52,672,284 48
2011/06/09 - $16,743 +11% 189 $89   $52,689,027 49
2011/06/10 - $23,806 +42% 112 $213   $52,712,833 50
2011/06/11 - $34,141 +43% 112 $305   $52,746,974 51
2011/06/12 - $17,515 -49% 112 $156   $52,764,489 52
2011/06/13 - $9,385 -46% 112 $84   $52,773,874 53
2011/06/14 - $10,494 +12% 112 $94   $52,784,368 54
2011/06/15 - $10,102 -4% 112 $90   $52,794,470 55
2011/06/16 - $9,814 -3% 112 $88   $52,804,284 56
2011/06/17 - $13,061 +33% 71 $184   $52,817,345 57
2011/06/18 - $16,781 +28% 71 $236   $52,834,126 58
2011/06/19 - $14,216 -15% 71 $200   $52,848,342 59
2011/06/20 - $5,150 -64% 71 $73   $52,853,492 60
2011/06/21 - $5,879 +14% 71 $83   $52,859,371 61
2011/06/22 - $5,134 -13% 71 $72   $52,864,505 62
2011/06/23 - $5,166 +1% 71 $73   $52,869,671 63
2011/06/24 - $6,276 +21% 46 $136   $52,875,947 64
2011/06/25 - $8,741 +39% 46 $190   $52,884,688 65
2011/06/26 - $4,475 -49% 46 $97   $52,889,163 66
2011/06/27 - $2,398 -46% 46 $52   $52,891,561 67
2011/06/28 - $2,498 +4% 46 $54   $52,894,059 68
2011/06/29 - $2,448 -2% 46 $53   $52,896,507 69
2011/06/30 - $2,142 -13% 46 $47   $52,898,649 70
2011/07/01 - $31,844 +1,387% 140 $227   $52,930,493 71
2011/07/02 - $44,577 +40% 140 $318   $52,975,070 72
2011/07/03 - $36,120 -19% 140 $258   $53,011,190 73
2011/07/04 30 $24,712 -32% 140 $177   $53,035,902 74
2011/07/05 - $21,787 -12% 140 $156   $53,057,689 75
2011/07/06 - $20,148 -8% 140 $144   $53,077,837 76
2011/07/07 - $23,496 +17% 140 $168   $53,101,333 77
2011/07/08 - $31,062 +32% 112 $277   $53,132,395 78
2011/07/09 - $39,458 +27% 112 $352   $53,171,853 79
2011/07/10 - $28,584 -28% 112 $255   $53,200,437 80
2011/07/11 - $13,196 -54% 112 $118   $53,213,633 81
2011/07/12 - $15,830 +20% 112 $141   $53,229,463 82
2011/07/13 - $12,544 -21% 112 $112   $53,242,007 83
2011/07/14 - $14,100 +12% 112 $126   $53,256,107 84
2011/07/15 - $16,563 +17% 87 $190   $53,272,670 85
2011/07/16 - $23,677 +43% 87 $272   $53,296,347 86
2011/07/17 - $15,601 -34% 87 $179   $53,311,948 87
2011/07/18 - $7,717 -51% 87 $89   $53,319,665 88
2011/07/19 - $8,733 +13% 87 $100   $53,328,398 89
2011/07/20 - $8,265 -5% 87 $95   $53,336,663 90
2011/07/21 - $8,624 +4% 87 $99   $53,345,287 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 2 $31,030,114   2,288 $13,562   $31,030,114 7
2011/04/29 4 $11,876,218 -62% 2,288 $5,191   $42,906,332 14
2011/05/06 7 $5,111,817 -57% 1,881 $2,718   $48,018,149 21
2011/05/13 8 $2,748,841 -46% 1,449 $1,897   $50,766,990 28
2011/05/20 13 $1,195,920 -56% 359 $3,331   $51,962,910 35
2011/05/27 17 $516,091 -57% 359 $1,438   $52,479,001 42
2011/06/03 29 $210,026 -59% 196 $1,072   $52,689,027 49
2011/06/10 36 $115,257 -45% 112 $1,029   $52,804,284 56
2011/06/17 47 $65,387 -43% 71 $921   $52,869,671 63
2011/06/24 58 $28,978 -56% 46 $630   $52,898,649 70
2011/07/01 29 $202,684 +599% 140 $1,448   $53,101,333 77
2011/07/08 34 $154,774 -24% 112 $1,382   $53,256,107 84
2011/07/15 42 $89,180 -42% 87 $1,025   $53,345,287 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/4/20111285,486 285,486$4,556,357$4,556,3571
9/11/2011577,170-73% 362,656$1,272,533$5,828,8902
9/18/20111529,365-62% 392,021$471,602$6,300,4923
9/25/20112219,065-35% 411,086$314,382$6,614,8744
10/2/20112314,873-22% 425,959$245,256$6,860,1295
10/9/20112812,589-15% 438,548$203,061$7,063,1906
10/16/2011309,368-26% 447,916$150,450$7,213,6407

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/4/2011330,652 30,652$685,380$685,3801

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