Meet the Browns

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $41,975,388Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,535,794 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,535,794
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
32% - Rotten
Audience
70% - Upright

Movie Details

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

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DVD Rentals - Point to Vantage

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DVD Sales - Meet the New Number One

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 Releases for July 1, 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

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

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...

Funny Brings in the Money over Bunny Weekend

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Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of March 21, 2008

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Taylor Made

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

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Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Aaron Zigman
Director    Tyler Perry

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

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

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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