Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,653,242Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,753,024 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,090,345 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,843,369
Further financial details...

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

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 29th, 2012 (Wide) by Lionsgate
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
Keywords: African-American, Dysfunctional Family, Mafia, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Fat Suit, Cross-Dressing, White Collar Crime
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, TPS Company

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

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

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazing Start to July

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...

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Per Theater Chart: Beast is Beautiful

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

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Weekend Estimates: Hollywood Hits Holidays on a High

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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

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

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/28/20123344,107 344,107$5,158,164$5,158,1641
11/4/20125128,482-63% 472,589$1,961,920$7,120,0842
11/11/2012987,340-32% 559,929$1,309,227$8,429,3113
11/18/20122223,267-73% 583,196$348,772$8,778,0834

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/28/2012931,130 31,130$627,275$627,2751
11/4/20121910,498-66% 41,628$213,738$841,0132

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