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Meet the Browns (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $41,975,388Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,707,468 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,707,468
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  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
32% - Rotten
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 21st, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: July 1st, 2008 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, language including sexual references, thematic elements and brief violence.
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Keywords: Cross-Dressing, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Culture Clash, Funeral Reunions
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,820 $148,506 May 2, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,504 $367,947 Apr 25, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,589 $700,271 Apr 18, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,462 $1,555,182 Apr 11, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,062 $3,418,255 Apr 4, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,479 $7,481,508 Mar 28, 2008 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $20,082,809 Mar 21, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 847 $20,082,809 Mar 21, 2008 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,368 $20,082,809 Mar 21, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,247 2,006 Mar 21, 2008 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,552 $7,206,466 Mar 22, 2008 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 924 $8,115,913 Mar 21, 2008 1
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 216 $8,115,913 Mar 21, 2008 1

Cast

Tyler Perry    Madea / Uncle Joe
Angela Bassett    Brenda
Jenifer Lewis    Vera Brown
Irma P. Hall    Mildred

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Aaron Zigman

DVD Sales - Gotham Gold

July 23rd, 2008

Gotham Knight landed direct-to-DVD and directly on top of this week's sales chart with revenue of $4.86 million from 230,000 units. More...

DVD Sales - Meet the New Number One

July 15th, 2008

Meet the Browns led all new releases on its way to capturing the number one spot on this week's sales chart. However, its opening week sales of $8.75 million from 474,000 units were not strong to say the least and were behind the $10.64 million in sales generated by Vantage Point. It is important to note that the latter film sold only 407,000 units and only earned more thanks to a higher per unit price. More...

DVD Rentals - Point to Vantage

July 15th, 2008

Vantage Point led the way on the rental charts, generating nearly 30% revenue more than either of the next two films: Drillbit Taylor, which opened in second place, and 10,000 B.C., which fell from first to third place. More...

DVD Releases for July 1, 2008

June 30th, 2008

Another week without a marquee first-run release, but that's not surprising given the time of year. There are a few releases that were contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, including two TV on DVD releases: 30 Days - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon and Mad Men - Season One - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. Both are worthy for different reasons, and if I were forced to pick one, I'd probably just flip a coin, so I might as well award them both the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

21 Busts at the Box Office, But in a Good Way

April 1st, 2008

A mixed week at the box office, but the overall box office was a little higher than expected. That said, at $107 million the total was down 6% from last weekend. More importantly, it was down 16% from the same weekend last year. 2008 has fallen behind 2007's pace in terms of ticket sales and it up in terms of dollars by less than 1%, $2.12 billion to $2.11 billion. This lead might not hold up until the weekend. More...

21 Hopes to Hit the Jackpot

March 27th, 2008

Four wide releases this week, but only two have a real shot at top spot. In fact, the other two don't really have a shot at the top five. Add in Horton Hears a Who and there should be a three-way race for first place. If Horton can pull off a victory, it would be amazing, since is already the only film released in 2008 that has repeated as box office champion. More...

Per Theater Chart Hopping Over Easter Weekend

March 25th, 2008

There was not one, not two, not three, but six films that landed in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart over the weekend (not counting the three IMAX films that did the same). Topping the charts was the re-release of Contempt, again, which earned $13,946 in one theater, which was down less than 6% from last weekend. Planet B-Boy opened in second place with $13,889, missing first place on the per theater chart by a microscopic $57. Boarding Gate had a bit of separation between the rest of the films earning $11,440 in its one theater. On the other hand, Under the Same Moon, Love Songs, and Meet the Browns were all within a few hundred dollars of each other with per theater averages of $10,414, $10,244, and $10,011. More...

Funny Brings in the Money over Bunny Weekend

March 25th, 2008

Easter Weekend is not regarded as a long weekend and expectations were not unreasonably high. However, a few films missed expectations and this left the box office on the south side of predictions. Overall, films earned $113 million over the weekend, which was down 6% from last weekend. More importantly, it was down nearly 16% from the same weekend last year. Hopefully things will turn around in April, because I don't see that happening next weekend. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of March 21, 2008

March 22nd, 2008

Slow week for top-notch websites with only one film that was even in contention for the Weekly Website Award. Fortunately, Drillbit Taylor - Official Site is such a good site it could have won if it was a busy week. More...

Taylor Made

March 20th, 2008

It's Easter weekend, which is a rather big holiday up here in Canada, but is not even considered a long weekend in the United States. We celebrate it by eating lots of chocolate bunnies (ears first) and cheering or favorite NHL teams into the play-offs. (Or if you are from Toronto saying, "Next year will be different." (...No it won't.)) But there are new wide releases to check out, three of them, in fact. We also have the second weekend for the biggest opener of the year, which is aiming to become repeat champion at the box office. More...

2008 Preview: March

March 1st, 2008

2008 stumbled last month and there doesn't seem to be many potential blockbusters this month. By the end of March last year, there were three films releases that would reach $100 million, including one that reached $200 million, and two others that missed that milestone by less than $5 million. This year, we could enter April without a single $100 million movie. More...

Cast Updates - December 27, 2007

December 27th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Fly Me To the Moon, Justice League, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and more! More...

Cast Updates - November 1, 2007

November 1st, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Game, Meet the Browns, The Taking of Pelham 123, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - October 30, 2007

October 30th, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 28, 2007

October 28th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Hottie and the Nottie, Meet the Browns, Seven Pounds and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/03/21 2 $20,082,809   2,006 $10,011   $20,082,809 3
2008/03/28 4 $7,481,508 -63% 2,016 $3,711   $32,549,825 10
2008/04/04 7 $3,418,255 -54% 1,554 $2,200   $37,662,502 17
2008/04/11 11 $1,555,182 -55% 1,170 $1,329   $40,098,131 24
2008/04/18 15 $700,271 -55% 675 $1,037   $41,159,982 31
2008/04/25 21 $367,947 -47% 435 $846   $41,708,739 38
2008/05/02 29 $148,506 -60% 205 $724   $41,939,392 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/03/21 2 $8,115,913   2,006 $4,046   $8,115,913 1
2008/03/22 2 $7,206,466 -11% 2,006 $3,592   $15,322,379 2
2008/03/23 2 $4,760,430 -34% 2,006 $2,373   $20,082,809 3
2008/03/24 2 $1,785,344 -62% 2,006 $890   $21,868,153 4
2008/03/25 2 $1,271,818 -29% 2,006 $634   $23,139,971 5
2008/03/26 2 $998,290 -22% 2,006 $498   $24,138,261 6
2008/03/27 3 $930,056 -7% 2,006 $464   $25,068,317 7
2008/03/28 4 $2,257,152 +143% 2,016 $1,120   $27,325,469 8
2008/03/29 4 $3,494,143 +55% 2,016 $1,733   $30,819,612 9
2008/03/30 4 $1,730,213 -50% 2,016 $858   $32,549,825 10
2008/03/31 4 $471,172 -73% 2,016 $234   $33,020,997 11
2008/04/01 4 $444,015 -6% 2,016 $220   $33,465,012 12
2008/04/02 4 $378,823 -15% 2,016 $188   $33,843,835 13
2008/04/03 5 $400,000 +6% 2,016 $198   $34,244,000 14
2008/04/04 9 $947,183 +137% 1,554 $610   $35,191,183 15
2008/04/05 7 $1,612,947 +70% 1,554 $1,038   $36,804,130 16
2008/04/06 7 $858,125 -47% 1,554 $552   $37,662,255 17
2008/04/07 7 $235,638 -73% 1,554 $152   $37,898,140 18
2008/04/08 9 $225,313 -4% 1,554 $145   $38,123,453 19
2008/04/09 9 $206,349 -8% 1,554 $133   $38,329,802 20
2008/04/10 9 $213,147 +3% 1,554 $137   $38,542,949 21
2008/04/11 11 $443,799 +108% 1,170 $379   $38,986,748 22
2008/04/12 11 $745,817 +68% 1,170 $637   $39,732,565 23
2008/04/13 12 $365,566 -51% 1,170 $312   $40,098,131 24
2008/04/14 13 $92,066 -75% 1,170 $79   $40,190,197 25
2008/04/15 14 $89,318 -3% 1,170 $76   $40,279,515 26
2008/04/16 14 $88,042 -1% 1,170 $75   $40,367,557 27
2008/04/17 14 $92,154 +5% 1,170 $79   $40,459,711 28
2008/04/18 - $195,302 +112% 675 $289   $40,655,013 29
2008/04/19 15 $345,630 +77% 675 $512   $41,000,643 30
2008/04/20 - $159,339 -54% 675 $236   $41,159,982 31
2008/04/21 - $45,738 -71% 675 $68   $41,205,720 32
2008/04/22 - $46,934 +3% 675 $70   $41,252,654 33
2008/04/23 - $42,032 -10% 675 $62   $41,294,686 34
2008/04/24 - $46,106 +10% 675 $68   $41,340,792 35
2008/04/25 - $98,944 +115% 435 $227   $41,439,736 36
2008/04/26 - $181,586 +84% 435 $417   $41,621,322 37
2008/04/27 - $87,417 -52% 435 $201   $41,708,739 38
2008/04/28 - $22,806 -74% 435 $52   $41,731,545 39
2008/04/29 - $19,934 -13% 435 $46   $41,751,479 40
2008/04/30 - $19,920 n/c 435 $46   $41,771,399 41
2008/05/01 - $19,487 -2% 435 $45   $41,790,886 42
2008/05/02 - $35,475 +82% 205 $173   $41,826,361 43
2008/05/03 - $75,990 +114% 205 $371   $41,902,351 44
2008/05/04 - $37,041 -51% 205 $181   $41,939,392 45
2008/05/05 - $8,648 -77% 205 $42   $41,948,040 46
2008/05/06 - $10,011 +16% 205 $49   $41,958,051 47
2008/05/07 - $7,996 -20% 205 $39   $41,966,047 48
2008/05/08 - $9,341 +17% 205 $46   $41,975,388 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/03/21 2 $25,068,317   2,006 $12,497   $25,068,317 7
2008/03/28 4 $9,175,930 -63% 2,016 $4,552   $34,244,247 14
2008/04/04 8 $4,298,702 -53% 1,554 $2,766   $38,542,949 21
2008/04/11 12 $1,916,762 -55% 1,170 $1,638   $40,459,711 28
2008/04/18 15 $881,081 -54% 675 $1,305   $41,340,792 35
2008/04/25 22 $450,094 -49% 435 $1,035   $41,790,886 42
2008/05/02 31 $184,502 -59% 205 $900   $41,975,388 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/6/20081474,606 474,606$8,691,792$8,691,7921
7/13/20085144,209-70% 618,815$2,528,215$11,220,0062
7/20/20081453,757-63% 672,572$929,700$12,149,7073
7/27/20082537,114-31% 709,686$639,816$12,789,5234

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