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Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,653,242Details
International Box Office $1,297,645Details
Worldwide Box Office $66,950,887
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,642,982 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,094,555 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,737,537
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

For years, George Needleman, the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. His frustrated second wife, Kate, has reached her limit taking care of his senile mother, Barbara. His teenage daughter, Cindy, is spoiled beyond hope and his seven-year-old son, Howie, wishes his father were around more. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme - and that he's been set up as the fall guy. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian, a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of... His Aunt Madea's house down South. As a result, Madea and her live-in brother, Uncle Joe, find themselves managing a completely dysfunctional family from Connecticut. But as George tries to solve the mystery behind Lockwise's finances, Madea whips the Needlemans into shape using her hilarious brand of tough love. And together, they realize they just might have what it takes to unite George's family, outsmart the mob and change everyone's lives for the better.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 29th, 2012 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: July 20th, 2012 (Wide) (Vietnam)
August 31st, 2012 (Wide) (South Africa)
March 28th, 2013 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
Video Release: October 23rd, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Tyler Perry's Madeas Witness Protection
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references.
(Rating bulletin 2222, 5/9/2012)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween
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Keywords: White Collar Crime, Cross-Dressing, Fat Suit, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Mafia, Dysfunctional Family, African-American
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, TPS Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,489 $103,331 Sep 14, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,434 $143,610 Sep 7, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,494 $183,785 Aug 31, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,822 $60,096 Aug 24, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,610 $112,655 Aug 17, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,156 $287,631 Aug 10, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,883 $731,828 Aug 3, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,928 $1,308,870 Jul 27, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,972 $2,253,074 Jul 20, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,270 $5,584,027 Jul 13, 2012 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 698 $50,027,694 Jul 6, 2012 14
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,015 $10,177,029 Jul 6, 2012 10
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 489 $10,177,029 Jul 6, 2012 10
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 883 $5,851,975 Jul 1, 2012 3
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,113 $5,851,975 Jul 1, 2012 3
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 138 $25,390,575 Jun 29, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 589 $25,390,575 Jun 29, 2012 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 896 $25,390,575 Jun 29, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,008 2,161 Jun 29, 2012 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 970 $9,390,505 Jun 30, 2012 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 628 $10,148,095 Jun 29, 2012 1
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 334 $10,148,095 Jun 29, 2012 1

Cast

   Madea/Joe/Brian
   Greorge Needleman
   Kate Needleman
Doris Roberts    Barbara
   Jake
Tom Arnold    Walter
John Amos    Pastor Nelson
Marla Gibbs    Howie
Danielle Campbell    Cindy
Devan Leos    Howie

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tyler Perry
Character Creator    Tyler Perry
Producer    Tyler Perry
Producer    Ozzie Areu
Producer    Paul Hall
Executive Producer    John J. Kelly
Executive Producer    Michael Paseornek
Director of Photography    Alexander Gruszynski
Production Designer    Eloise C. Stammerjohn
Editor    Maysie Hoy
Costume Designer    Carol Oditz
Composer    Aaron Zigman
Music Supervisor    Joel C. High
Casting Director    Kim Taylor-Coleman

DVD Sales: A Secret No More

December 4th, 2012

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings held off the new releases, all two of them, earning first place on the DVD sales chart with 360,000 units / $7.19 million for the week for totals of 1.12 million units / $20.04 million after two. Selling 1 million units is an impressive feat for a direct-to-DVD release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Wings Sparkle on High Definition

November 15th, 2012

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings was one of six new releases to reach the top 11 on the Blu-ray sales chart this week. It was surprisingly strong for a direct-to-DVD release aimed at kids selling 424,000 units and generating $12.10 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 36%. More...

DVD Sales: Not-So Secret of Her Success

November 14th, 2012

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings continues the franchise's impressive run on the home market leading all new releases earning first place on the DVD sales chart. It sold 756,000 units and generated $12.85 million in opening week sales. This is amazing for a direct-to-DVD release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 23rd, 2012

October 23rd, 2012

There are not a lot of major releases on this week's list. The biggest box office hit was Magic Mike, which did cross $100 million, but I'm not sure its target audience is going to support it on DVD and especially not on Blu-ray Combo Pack. According to Amazon.com, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings is the best selling new release, and the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 3D Combo Pack are selling very well. However, while that film is absolutely worth picking up, the Pick of the Week goes to The Invisible War on DVD. It could be an Oscar winner next year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazing Start to July

July 9th, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man started faster than expected, but stumbled a little bit over the weekend. Additionally, the other two wide releases, Savages and Katy Perry: Part of Me, were mixed and weak respectively. This left the overall box office down 6.5% from last weekend to $196 million. However, this was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. 2012 increased its lead over 2011 to 8% at $5.78 billion to $5.36 billion, so even if the rest of the year is completely flat compared to last year, it would still be a solid win. More...

Weekend Predictions: Spider-Man is Already Amazing

July 5th, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man opened on Tuesday to better than expected numbers and should cruise to victory over the weekend, but it is not the only wide release this week. Katy Perry: Part of Me opens tonight while Savages opens tomorrow. They are not going to compete for top spot. In fact, very few people think they will compete with last week's winner, Ted, for second place and one or both could miss the top five entirely. Fortunately, the combined strength of the new releases, plus healthy holdovers, should help 2012 easily win over last year. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beast is Beautiful

July 4th, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild was the latest limited release to have a monster start on the per theater chart. It earned $170,000 in four theaters for an average of $42,426. To Rome With Love was pushed into second place with an average of $23,872 in 29 theaters. Up next was a trio of wide releases starting with Ted with $16,800. Magic Mike and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection were close behind with $13,354 and $11,749. It's rare for three wide releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ted Helps the Box Office Come Alive

July 2nd, 2012

The box office wasn't as close a race as some had predicted, as Ted ran away with things breaking records in the process. That's not to say the competition was weak. Both Magic Mike and Tyler Perry's Madeas Witness Protection beat expectations and this helped the overall box office grow 61% from last weekend. It also grew 4% from last year, which normally wouldn't seem like a big deal, but this weekend last year was the Independence Day long weekend. For 2012 to win despite the misalignment is amazing and hopefully this is a good sign for the coming weeks. Year-to-date, 2012 still holds a solid lead over 2011, $5.43 billion to $5.06 billion. Percentwise the lead is now 7%, which is a great position to be in at the halfway mark of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hollywood Hits Holidays on a High

July 1st, 2012

A huge opening for Ted and better-than-expected starts for both Magic Mike and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection will add up to an impressive weekend for the industry, based on Sunday's studio estimates. Even with a tough comparison (July 4 fell on a Monday last year), the total for this weekend should be about on par with the same weekend last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will There Be Box Office Magic?

June 28th, 2012

There are three new releases and a holdover looking to battle for top spot over the weekend. Magic Mike will likely be the best of the new releases, but Ted could be close behind. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection is a wild card and could earn first or could struggle to reach $20 million. The only one of the four new releases that will not have a shot at first place is People Like Us, which at its lowest might not reach the top ten. Brave will also be in the race for first place and many believe it has the advantage over the newcomers. As for the year-over-year comparison, forget about it. This weekend last year was the Independence Day long weekend and the misalignment will result in 2012 taking a beating. In fact, the combined openings of the four wide releases will likely not be as much as Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened with last year. June is going to end on a really soft note, but July should start strong due to the same holiday misalignment. More...

Contest: Bear With Me

June 22nd, 2012

Next weekend there are four films opening wide and I really have no idea which one will be the best. (I'm pretty sure Brave will remain in first place.) People Like Us is earning great early reviews, but it is the film mostly likely to slip between the cracks. Madea's Witness Protection is opening in just 2000 theaters, more or less, but his fans will come out regardless. That said, his recent box office numbers are down, so perhaps his fans have moved on. Magic Mike could be a surprise hit, but a film about male strippers could alienate moviegoers. Ted is the latest R-rated comedy to come out this summer, but while there were a string of hits in the past, this year the genre has struggled. This could mean moviegoers are waiting for one that looks good. Or it could mean we passed the point of saturation. Madea, Mike, and Ted have roughly the same chance to be the best of the new releases, but we are going with Ted as the target film for this week's box office prediction contest, because it has the largest early theater count estimate. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Ted. 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 Louie: Season Two on DVD. Meanwhile, 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 Louie: Season Two on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: June

June 1st, 2012

As May ends and we look forward to June, we have some good news and some bad news to report from last month. First the bad news. Nearly every film missed expectations, sometimes by massive levels. The good news? The Avengers was a record-breaking hit and it managed to compensate for every miss of the month and May of 2012 was just as strong as May of 2011. Unfortunately, the month has ended on a low note and The Avengers is shedding theaters, so new releases will be really important for June's chances. There are two films that were supposed to open wide this month that are no longer doing so, although we did have one film moved up to replace G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but that still leaves just twelve films opening wide over the five weekends in June. This does include six films that have a real shot at earning $100 million or more at the box office, and three of those have a shot at $200 million. Prometheus is earning a ton of buzz and there are some that think it will be the biggest hit of the month. It might even be a $300 million hit. However, you can't count out Brave in the race to become the biggest hit of the month, as Pixar's average is over $250 million and $300 million is also not out of the question. It's hard to compare last June, because there were only four weekends last June, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened on the Wednesday before the July 1st long weekend, which throws off the numbers. If you consider Dark of the Moon a June release, then there were six $100 million movies and one $300 million this month last year. We will need nearly every film to match expectations in order for 2012 to continue to strengthen its lead on 2011. 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
2012/06/29 4 $25,390,575   2,161 $11,749   $25,390,575 3
2012/07/06 6 $10,177,029 -60% 2,161 $4,709   $45,822,984 10
2012/07/13 7 $5,584,027 -45% 2,004 $2,786   $55,611,721 17
2012/07/20 8 $2,253,074 -60% 1,540 $1,463   $60,289,622 24
2012/07/27 11 $1,308,870 -42% 1,111 $1,178   $62,736,167 31
2012/08/03 15 $731,828 -44% 737 $993   $64,142,253 38
2012/08/10 24 $287,631 -61% 364 $790   $64,742,495 45
2012/08/17 34 $112,655 -61% 199 $566   $64,958,425 52
2012/08/24 49 $60,096 -47% 106 $567   $65,054,638 59
2012/08/31 32 $183,785 +206% 179 $1,027   $65,254,183 66
2012/09/07 38 $143,610 -22% 167 $860   $65,483,079 73
2012/09/14 40 $103,331 -28% 160 $646   $65,623,128 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/29 4 $10,148,095   2,161 $4,696   $10,148,095 1
2012/06/30 4 $9,390,505 -7% 2,161 $4,345   $19,538,600 2
2012/07/01 4 $5,851,975 -38% 2,161 $2,708   $25,390,575 3
2012/07/02 4 $2,371,332 -59% 2,161 $1,097   $27,761,907 4
2012/07/03 5 $2,640,963 +11% 2,161 $1,222   $30,402,870 5
2012/07/04 4 $3,123,348 +18% 2,161 $1,445   $33,526,218 6
2012/07/05 6 $2,119,737 -32% 2,161 $981   $35,645,955 7
2012/07/06 6 $3,477,853 +64% 2,161 $1,609   $39,123,808 8
2012/07/07 6 $4,113,197 +18% 2,161 $1,903   $43,237,005 9
2012/07/08 6 $2,585,979 -37% 2,161 $1,197   $45,822,984 10
2012/07/09 7 $1,046,609 -60% 2,161 $484   $46,869,593 11
2012/07/10 8 $1,203,349 +15% 2,161 $557   $48,072,942 12
2012/07/11 8 $964,045 -20% 2,161 $446   $49,036,987 13
2012/07/12 8 $990,707 +3% 2,161 $458   $50,027,694 14
2012/07/13 7 $1,794,279 +81% 2,004 $895   $51,821,973 15
2012/07/14 7 $2,346,322 +31% 2,004 $1,171   $54,168,295 16
2012/07/15 7 $1,443,426 -38% 2,004 $720   $55,611,721 17
2012/07/16 8 $608,986 -58% 2,004 $304   $56,220,707 18
2012/07/17 9 $715,353 +17% 2,004 $357   $56,936,060 19
2012/07/18 9 $569,483 -20% 2,004 $284   $57,505,543 20
2012/07/19 9 $531,005 -7% 2,004 $265   $58,036,548 21
2012/07/20 8 $713,060 +34% 1,540 $463   $58,749,608 22
2012/07/21 8 $948,801 +33% 1,540 $616   $59,698,409 23
2012/07/22 8 $591,213 -38% 1,540 $384   $60,289,622 24
2012/07/23 8 $274,955 -53% 1,540 $179   $60,564,577 25
2012/07/24 8 $314,034 +14% 1,540 $204   $60,878,611 26
2012/07/25 8 $266,690 -15% 1,540 $173   $61,145,301 27
2012/07/26 10 $281,996 +6% 1,540 $183   $61,427,297 28
2012/07/27 10 $392,817 +39% 1,111 $354   $61,820,114 29
2012/07/28 11 $568,811 +45% 1,111 $512   $62,388,925 30
2012/07/29 11 $347,242 -39% 1,111 $313   $62,736,167 31
2012/07/30 11 $159,769 -54% 1,111 $144   $62,895,936 32
2012/07/31 12 $185,352 +16% 1,111 $167   $63,081,288 33
2012/08/01 12 $165,235 -11% 1,111 $149   $63,246,523 34
2012/08/02 12 $163,902 -1% 1,111 $148   $63,410,425 35
2012/08/03 - $222,518 +36% 737 $302   $63,632,943 36
2012/08/04 - $322,460 +45% 737 $438   $63,955,403 37
2012/08/05 - $186,850 -42% 737 $254   $64,142,253 38
2012/08/06 - $84,982 -55% 737 $115   $64,227,235 39
2012/08/07 - $93,815 +10% 737 $127   $64,321,050 40
2012/08/08 - $70,390 -25% 737 $96   $64,391,440 41
2012/08/09 - $63,424 -10% 737 $86   $64,454,864 42
2012/08/10 - $87,793 +38% 364 $241   $64,542,657 43
2012/08/11 - $132,915 +51% 364 $365   $64,675,572 44
2012/08/12 - $66,923 -50% 364 $184   $64,742,495 45
2012/08/13 - $26,087 -61% 364 $72   $64,768,582 46
2012/08/14 - $29,750 +14% 364 $82   $64,798,332 47
2012/08/15 - $24,286 -18% 364 $67   $64,822,618 48
2012/08/16 - $23,152 -5% 364 $64   $64,845,770 49
2012/08/17 - $34,285 +48% 199 $172   $64,880,055 50
2012/08/18 - $53,373 +56% 199 $268   $64,933,428 51
2012/08/19 - $24,997 -53% 199 $126   $64,958,425 52
2012/08/20 - $8,800 -65% 199 $44   $64,967,225 53
2012/08/21 - $11,647 +32% 199 $59   $64,978,872 54
2012/08/22 - $7,726 -34% 199 $39   $64,986,598 55
2012/08/23 - $7,944 +3% 199 $40   $64,994,542 56
2012/08/24 - $17,403 +119% 106 $164   $65,011,945 57
2012/08/25 - $29,670 +70% 106 $280   $65,041,615 58
2012/08/26 - $13,023 -56% 106 $123   $65,054,638 59
2012/08/27 - $4,202 -68% 106 $40   $65,058,840 60
2012/08/28 - $4,430 +5% 106 $42   $65,063,270 61
2012/08/29 - $3,448 -22% 106 $33   $65,066,718 62
2012/08/30 - $3,680 +7% 106 $35   $65,070,398 63
2012/08/31 - $42,413 +1,053% 179 $237   $65,112,811 64
2012/09/01 - $73,953 +74% 179 $413   $65,186,764 65
2012/09/02 - $67,419 -9% 179 $377   $65,254,183 66
2012/09/03 - $50,279 -25% 179 $281   $65,304,462 67
2012/09/04 - $12,967 -74% 179 $72   $65,317,429 68
2012/09/05 - $10,451 -19% 179 $58   $65,327,880 69
2012/09/06 - $11,589 +11% 179 $65   $65,339,469 70
2012/09/07 - $37,045 +220% 167 $222   $65,376,514 71
2012/09/08 - $70,229 +90% 167 $421   $65,446,743 72
2012/09/09 - $36,336 -48% 167 $218   $65,483,079 73
2012/09/10 - $8,451 -77% 167 $51   $65,491,530 74
2012/09/11 - $9,964 +18% 167 $60   $65,501,494 75
2012/09/12 - $9,133 -8% 167 $55   $65,510,627 76
2012/09/13 - $9,170 n/c 167 $55   $65,519,797 77
2012/09/14 - $27,503 +200% 160 $172   $65,547,300 78
2012/09/15 - $49,195 +79% 160 $307   $65,596,495 79
2012/09/16 - $26,633 -46% 160 $166   $65,623,128 80
2012/09/17 - $7,223 -73% 160 $45   $65,630,351 81
2012/09/18 - $8,061 +12% 160 $50   $65,638,412 82
2012/09/19 - $7,121 -12% 160 $45   $65,645,533 83
2012/09/20 - $7,709 +8% 160 $48   $65,653,242 84

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/29 5 $35,645,955   2,161 $16,495   $35,645,955 7
2012/07/06 6 $14,381,739 -60% 2,161 $6,655   $50,027,694 14
2012/07/13 7 $8,008,854 -44% 2,004 $3,996   $58,036,548 21
2012/07/20 8 $3,390,749 -58% 1,540 $2,202   $61,427,297 28
2012/07/27 11 $1,983,128 -42% 1,111 $1,785   $63,410,425 35
2012/08/03 17 $1,044,439 -47% 737 $1,417   $64,454,864 42
2012/08/10 28 $390,906 -63% 364 $1,074   $64,845,770 49
2012/08/17 39 $148,772 -62% 199 $748   $64,994,542 56
2012/08/24 52 $75,856 -49% 106 $716   $65,070,398 63
2012/08/31 34 $269,071 +255% 179 $1,503   $65,339,469 70
2012/09/07 38 $180,328 -33% 167 $1,080   $65,519,797 77
2012/09/14 43 $133,445 -26% 160 $834   $65,653,242 84

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Africa 8/31/2012 $155,207 52 52 381 $941,502 12/12/2015
United Arab Emirates 3/28/2013 $73,727 12 12 14 $129,891 12/14/2015
Vietnam 7/20/2012 $14,488 8 8 18 $51,936 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $174,316
 
International Total$1,297,645 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/28/20123344,107 344,107$5,199,457$5,199,4571
11/4/20125128,482-63% 472,589$1,949,072$7,148,5292
11/11/2012987,340-32% 559,929$1,309,227$8,457,7553
11/18/20122219,427-78% 579,356$291,211$8,748,9664

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/28/2012930,799 30,799$620,608$620,6081
11/4/2012198,691-72% 39,490$176,076$796,6842

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