|Feb 25, 2005||Diary of a Mad Black Woman||$5,500,000||$21,905,089||$50,406,346||$50,458,356|
|Feb 24, 2006||Madea's Family Reunion||$10,000,000||$30,030,661||$63,257,940||$63,320,521|
|Feb 20, 2009||Madea Goes To Jail||$17,500,000||$41,030,947||$90,508,336||$90,508,336|
|Sep 11, 2009||I Can Do Bad All By Myself||$19,000,000||$23,446,785||$51,733,921||$51,733,921|
|Apr 22, 2011||Madea's Big Happy Family||$25,068,677||$53,345,287||$53,345,287||Play|
|Dec 13, 2013||Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas||$25,000,000||$16,007,634||$52,543,354||$52,543,354||Play|
Box Office History for Madea Movies
|Jun 27, 2006||Madea's Family Reunion||$29,579,159||$29,579,159|
|Jun 16, 2009||Madea Goes To Jail||$30,355,249||$30,355,249|
|Jan 12, 2010||I Can Do Bad All By Myself||$19,657,313||$754,022||$20,411,335|
|Aug 30, 2011||Madea's Big Happy Family||$11,421,224||$1,090,897||$12,512,121|
|Nov 25, 2014||Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas||$12,753,334||$1,728,104||$14,481,438|
March 14th, 2014
Another week, another pair of wide releases. This time around, Need for Speed is competing with Tyler Perry's Single Mothers Club. Neither film is expected to be a huge hit, but Need for Speed has a better chance at earning first place. 300: Rise of an Empire does have a shot at repeating on top, but it could also collapse due to mixed reviews and direct competition. Last year, the box office was led by Oz the Great and Powerful with $41.25 million during its second weekend of release. No single film is going to come close to that figure this weekend. On the other hand, 2014 has better depth than 2013 had, so it could still come out on top.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
December 16th, 2013
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.
December 1st, 2013
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.
May 9th, 2013
Summer got off to a fantastic start last weekend, but sadly it is not going to continue this weekend. Neither The Great Gatsby nor Peeples have blockbuster potential. In fact, the pair combined won't match Iron Man 3's sophomore stint. This is similar to what happened last year, as Dark Shadows got crushed by The Avengers, which broke yet another record. Iron Man 3 won't be able to do the same this year, but we could have better depth. I'm not saying 2013 will win the weekend, but it won't as bad as it has been either.
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
February 3rd, 2013
Tyler Perry has been a money making machine, but while he, or more accurately, Madea, has a dedicated following, he hasn't been able to generate a lot of crossover appeal. Alex Cross was his first attempt to truly get away from his iconic character. It didn't go so well. The film opened in fifth place and quickly disappeared from there. Is is as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or does Tyler Perry just need more time to distance himself from Madea before moviegoers who don't like that character are willing to accept him in a role like this?
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Based on the play "Madea Goes to Jail" (1)
|Maysie Hoy||3||Editor (3)||$196,396,977||$408,360,755||48.1%|
|Joel C. High||3||Music Supervisor (3)||$196,396,977||$431,784,513||45.5%|
|Reuben Cannon||2||Producer (2)||$143,853,623||$711,459,613||20.2%|
Executive Producer (1)
|Michael Paseornek||2||Executive Producer (2)||$143,853,623||$849,859,012||16.9%|
|Joseph P. Genier||2||
Executive Producer (1)
|Alexander Gruszynski||2||Cinematographer (2)||$143,051,690||$439,618,760||32.5%|
|Ina Mayhew||2||Production Designer (2)||$143,853,623||$271,852,727||52.9%|
|Roger M. Bobb||2||
Assistant Director (1)
|Aaron Zigman||2||Composer (2)||$143,853,623||$2,999,924,662||4.8%|
|Keith G. Lewis||2||Costume Designer (2)||$143,853,623||$200,899,042||71.6%|