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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,543,354Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,753,334 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,728,104 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,481,438
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Jubilee, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
18% - Rotten
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 13th, 2013 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: November 25th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor and language.
(Rating bulletin 2289, 9/11/2013)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Franchise: Madea
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Keywords: African-American, Fat Suit, Cross-Dressing, Dysfunctional Family, Screenplay Written By the Star, Directing Yourself, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Tyler Perry Studios
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,668 $69,486 Feb 7, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,768 $95,159 Jan 31, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,838 $49,856 Jan 24, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,244 $170,371 Jan 17, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,110 $1,090,856 Jan 10, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,572 $2,912,311 Jan 3, 2014 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,045 $50,227,277 Jan 3, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 961 $6,887,194 Dec 27, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,280 $8,384,980 Dec 20, 2013 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 152 $16,007,634 Dec 13, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,101 $16,007,634 Dec 13, 2013 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,945 2,194 Dec 13, 2013 3
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 496 $6,345,401 Dec 14, 2013 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,841 $6,345,401 Dec 14, 2013 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,512 $5,748,584 Dec 13, 2013 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,374 2.78 Dec 13, 2013 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,564 35.9% Dec 13, 2013 1

Cast

   Madea
Kathy Najimy    Kim
Chad Michael Murray    Tanner
Anna Maria Horsford    Eileen
Tika Sumpter    Lacey
Eric Lively    Connor
JR Lemon    Oliver
Alicia Witt    Amber
Lisa Whelchel    Nancy Porter
Larry the Cable Guy    Buddy
Noah Urrea    Bailey
Caroline Kennedy    Lucy
Julie Ann Doan    Customer 1
Vickie Eng    Customer 3
Whitney Christopher    Supervisor
Steve Boles    Mayor
Brooke Jaye Taylor    Parent 1
Clay Chappell    Parent 2
Heather Moore    Reporter
Sweet Brown    Herself
Ashlee Heath    Audry
Maddie Compton    Milly
Michael Hyland Cole    Business Owner
Bart Hansard    Country Lawyer
Jonathan Chase    Man
Antoine Dodson    YouTube Guy
Mike Davidson    Country Store Owner
Warren Barfield    Band Member
Doug Price    Band Member
Adam Silverman    Band Member
Travis Terrell    Band Member
Ana Rodriguez    Choir Singer
Diego Wren    Choir Singer
Emma Callicutt    Choir Singer
Evie Brady    Choir Singer
Evie Richardson    Choir Singer
Gideon Davinsky    Choir Singer
Isabelle Hanna    Choir Singer
Keith Tinaglia    Choir Singer
Lily Kostka    Choir Singer
Matthew Boulis    Choir Singer
Sam Henderson    Choir Singer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tyler Perry
Producer    Tyler Perry
Producer    Ozzie Areu
Producer    Matt Moore
Production Designer    Eloise C. Stammerjohn
Editor    Maysie Hoy
Composer    Christopher Young
Director of Photography    Alexander Gruszynski
Costume Designer    Johnetta Boone
Music Supervisor    Joel C. High
Co-Producer    Jennifer Booth
Casting Director    Kim Taylor-Coleman
Unit Production Manager    Jennifer Booth
Assistant Director    Donald Murphy
Assistant Director    Gregory J. Pawlik Jr.
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Dale
Production Supervisor    Will Greenfield
Art Director    Dane Moore
Set Decorator    Carol Bayne Kelley
Post-Production Supervisor    Mark W. McCoy
Post-Production Supervisor    Ariana Young
Sound Mixer    Chris Durfy
Special Effects Coordinator    David Fletcher
Costume Supervisor    Paul A. Simmons Jr.
Make up    Kimberly Jones
Make up    Tracy Ewell
Hairstylist    Carol Campbell
Hairstylist    Andrea C. Brotherton
Additional Casting    Beth Day
Additional Casting    Rhavynn Drummer
Additional Casting    Romahd Middlebrooks
Additional Casting    Tiffany Blake
Additional Casting    Patrick Ingram
Additional Casting    Nathan Wright
Supervising Sound Editor    Mike Wilhoit
Sound Effects Editor    Dino R. Dimuro
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly Wilhoit
Re-recording Mixer    Joe Barnett
Re-recording Mixer    Marshall Garlington
Foley Mixer    Nerses Gezalyan
Visual Effects Supervisor    Chris LeDoux
Visual Effects Producer    Jason Sanford
Compositing Supervisor    Tim LeDoux
Music Editor    Cory Milano

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Smaug Descends on Box Office

December 16th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

It's a good news / bad news weekend at the box office. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned first place with ease earning the fourth biggest December opening weekend of all time. On the other hand, it was a little weaker than expected opening on the low end of predictions. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas also underperformed by a significant degree, which didn't help the overall box office. The overall box office rose 59% to $147 million, which seems like a huge amount, till you realize last weekend was the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is historically one of the worst weekends of the year. If there wasn't a massive jump at the box office, it would have been fatal for the month. This was also higher than the same weekend last year, albeit by a smaller margin of 6%. Year-to-date, 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by less than 0.5% at $9.90 million to $9.85 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Clear Skies for Smaug

December 12th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

There are four noteworthy releases this week, although a couple of them are opening in limited release and expanding wide over the next couple of weeks. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but not as big as An Unexpected Journey. Meanwhile Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas should be solid as counter-programming and better legs than most Tyler Perry. This weekend last year, An Unexpected Journey opened with $84.62 million. Most expect The Desolation of Smaug to miss that figure, perhaps by more than $10 million. However, the second best film last year was Rise of the Guardians, which only made $7.14 million. 2013 likely won't be as strong at the top, but it will certainly have better depth. More...

Contest: Spin the Wheel

December 6th, 2013

Next week there are two wide releases, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. The Desolation of Smaug is clearly going to be the winner and it is the only real choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

On the other hand, there's no clear prize for this week's winner. We have something a little different this time around. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a random Blu-ray from the following list...

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There are 21 possibly Blu-rays on that list, and the winner won't know which one they won till it arrives. I think this is kind of fun. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. 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
2013/12/13 3 $16,007,634   2,194 $7,296   $16,007,634 3
2013/12/20 7 $8,384,980 -48% 2,194 $3,822   $28,155,257 10
2013/12/27 12 $6,887,194 -18% 1,788 $3,852   $43,206,270 17
2014/01/03 13 $2,912,311 -58% 1,474 $1,976   $50,227,277 24
2014/01/10 19 $1,090,856 -63% 1,040 $1,049   $51,854,753 31
2014/01/17 30 $170,371 -84% 391 $436   $52,222,089 38
2014/01/24 37 $49,856 -71% 132 $378   $52,327,436 45
2014/01/31 41 $95,159 +91% 163 $584   $52,433,396 52
2014/02/07 38 $69,486 -27% 115 $604   $52,528,330 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/13 - $5,748,584   2,194 $2,620   $5,748,584 1
2013/12/14 - $6,345,401 +10% 2,194 $2,892   $12,093,985 2
2013/12/15 - $3,913,649 -38% 2,194 $1,784   $16,007,634 3
2013/12/16 4 $984,079 -75% 2,194 $449   $16,991,713 4
2013/12/17 4 $1,057,308 +7% 2,194 $482   $18,049,021 5
2013/12/18 5 $809,906 -23% 2,194 $369   $18,858,927 6
2013/12/19 5 $911,350 +13% 2,194 $415   $19,770,277 7
2013/12/20 - $2,428,035 +166% 2,194 $1,107   $22,198,312 8
2013/12/21 - $3,398,008 +40% 2,194 $1,549   $25,596,320 9
2013/12/22 - $2,558,937 -25% 2,194 $1,166   $28,155,257 10
2013/12/23 - $1,664,660 -35% 2,194 $759   $29,819,917 11
2013/12/24 - $1,304,825 -22% 2,194 $595   $31,124,742 12
2013/12/25 - $2,964,726 +127% 2,194 $1,351   $34,089,468 13
2013/12/26 - $2,229,608 -25% 2,194 $1,016   $36,319,076 14
2013/12/27 - $2,525,881 +13% 1,788 $1,413   $38,844,957 15
2013/12/28 - $2,721,552 +8% 1,788 $1,522   $41,566,509 16
2013/12/29 - $1,639,761 -40% 1,788 $917   $43,206,270 17
2013/12/30 - $1,084,641 -34% 1,788 $607   $44,290,911 18
2013/12/31 - $991,942 -9% 1,788 $555   $45,282,853 19
2014/01/01 12 $1,391,089 +40% 1,788 $778   $46,673,942 20
2014/01/02 12 $641,024 -54% 1,788 $359   $47,314,966 21
2014/01/03 - $1,031,490 +61% 1,474 $700   $48,346,456 22
2014/01/04 - $1,351,252 +31% 1,474 $917   $49,697,708 23
2014/01/05 - $529,569 -61% 1,474 $359   $50,227,277 24
2014/01/06 13 $153,292 -71% 1,474 $104   $50,380,569 25
2014/01/07 14 $155,784 +2% 1,474 $106   $50,536,353 26
2014/01/08 15 $118,972 -24% 1,474 $81   $50,655,325 27
2014/01/09 15 $108,572 -9% 1,474 $74   $50,763,897 28
2014/01/10 18 $298,193 +175% 1,040 $287   $51,062,090 29
2014/01/11 19 $556,212 +87% 1,040 $535   $51,618,302 30
2014/01/12 - $236,451 -57% 1,040 $227   $51,854,753 31
2014/01/13 - $50,893 -78% 1,040 $49   $51,905,646 32
2014/01/14 - $57,806 +14% 1,040 $56   $51,963,452 33
2014/01/15 - $46,238 -20% 1,040 $44   $52,009,690 34
2014/01/16 - $42,028 -9% 1,040 $40   $52,051,718 35
2014/01/17 - $45,493 +8% 391 $116   $52,097,211 36
2014/01/18 - $81,746 +80% 391 $209   $52,178,957 37
2014/01/19 - $43,132 -47% 391 $110   $52,222,089 38
2014/01/20 - $34,298 -20% 391 $88   $52,256,387 39
2014/01/21 - $7,423 -78% 391 $19   $52,263,810 40
2014/01/22 - $6,548 -12% 391 $17   $52,270,358 41
2014/01/23 - $7,222 +10% 391 $18   $52,277,580 42
2014/01/24 - $12,533 +74% 132 $95   $52,290,113 43
2014/01/25 - $25,413 +103% 132 $193   $52,315,526 44
2014/01/26 - $11,910 -53% 132 $90   $52,327,436 45
2014/01/27 - $2,557 -79% 132 $19   $52,329,993 46
2014/01/28 - $2,623 +3% 132 $20   $52,332,616 47
2014/01/29 - $2,151 -18% 132 $16   $52,334,767 48
2014/01/30 - $3,470 +61% 132 $26   $52,338,237 49
2014/01/31 - $26,674 +669% 163 $164   $52,364,911 50
2014/02/01 - $52,235 +96% 163 $320   $52,417,146 51
2014/02/02 - $16,250 -69% 163 $100   $52,433,396 52
2014/02/03 - $6,655 -59% 163 $41   $52,440,051 53
2014/02/04 - $6,865 +3% 163 $42   $52,446,916 54
2014/02/05 - $5,557 -19% 163 $34   $52,452,473 55
2014/02/06 - $6,371 +15% 163 $39   $52,458,844 56
2014/02/07 - $15,469 +143% 115 $135   $52,474,313 57
2014/02/08 - $35,064 +127% 115 $305   $52,509,377 58
2014/02/09 - $18,953 -46% 115 $165   $52,528,330 59
2014/02/10 - $4,111 -78% 115 $36   $52,532,441 60
2014/02/11 - $4,351 +6% 115 $38   $52,536,792 61
2014/02/12 - $2,896 -33% 115 $25   $52,539,688 62
2014/02/13 - $3,666 +27% 115 $32   $52,543,354 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/13 3 $19,770,277   2,194 $9,011   $19,770,277 7
2013/12/20 7 $16,548,799 -16% 2,194 $7,543   $36,319,076 14
2013/12/27 11 $10,995,890 -34% 1,788 $6,150   $47,314,966 21
2014/01/03 13 $3,448,931 -69% 1,474 $2,340   $50,763,897 28
2014/01/10 20 $1,287,821 -63% 1,040 $1,238   $52,051,718 35
2014/01/17 31 $225,862 -82% 391 $578   $52,277,580 42
2014/01/24 39 $60,657 -73% 132 $460   $52,338,237 49
2014/01/31 37 $120,607 +99% 163 $740   $52,458,844 56
2014/02/07 40 $84,510 -30% 115 $735   $52,543,354 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/30/20145269,387 269,387$4,038,111$4,038,1111
12/7/20143217,332-19% 486,719$3,257,807$7,295,9182
12/14/20141284,817-61% 571,536$1,312,119$8,608,0373
12/28/20142363,368 690,817$975,867$10,424,8365
1/4/20151932,696-48% 723,513$513,327$10,938,1636
1/11/20153020,222-38% 743,735$320,114$11,258,2777

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