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Madea Goes To Jail Sets Box-Office Record!

Blindie may not think it's art, but Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail didn't only TOP the weekend box office, it set a Hollywood record. Pulling in an impressive $41.1 million, Perry's flick was the largest opening weekend gross on the fewest amount of screens ever (2,032, to be exact!). It was also the highest grossing weekend opening in Lionsgate history. “It just tells you the power of the brand that is Tyler Perry,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers, said of Perry, who opened his multi-million dollar studio in Atlanta last October.
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Box Office Watch: Kerry Washington & Samuel L. Jackson’s Lakeview Terrace Tops the Box Office

The Samuel L. Jackson-Kerry Washington thriller Lakeview Terrace opened at No. 1 at the box office, pulling in an estimated $15.6 million in its opening weekend. In the controversial film, Jackson plays a veteran LAPD police officer who doesn't care for his new neighbors, a married couple played by the beautiful Washington and the equally stunning Patrick Wilson. Jackson's character doesn't like them because they are an interracial couple. The film, which refers to the neighborhood where Rodney King was beaten by police in 1991, was produced by Will Smith.
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Ga Ga: Robin Givens is Back in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

If there is one thing that Blindie loves more than anything is a comeback--and that is exactly what Tyler Perry's latest film The Family That Preys does for actress Robin Givens. Having been away from the limelight for nearly a decade (besides a shameful stint as a host on Forgive or Forget!), Givens has struggled to attain her 90s fame. But in Perry's current drama, Givens returns in full effect as a corporate woman, who reads villain Sanaa Lathan (she's equally fantastic playing against type) her rights as a colleague and fellow black businesswoman. Even more impressive is the film's performance in the competitive box office weekend, which included a star-studded comedy by the Coen Brothers, Burn After Reading, and the Pacino-Deniro cop drama Righteous Kill. While Burn opened at No. 1 with an estimated $19.4 million, Perry's lower-budgeted family drama came in second with $18 million.
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Will Smith Makes History with Hancock

The King of the Fourth of July box office has become the first actor in Hollywood history with eight straight movies to rake in more than $100 million. In his latest effort, the 39-year-old Oscar nominee plays an ambivalent superhero in Hancock, which made $107 million in the U.S. and another $78 million internationally. "I don't feel like there's anything I can't do, no movie I can't make," Smith told USA Today in June. "I feel like the next 10 years are going to be my sweet spot."
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Madea Goes To Jail Sets Box-Office Record!

Blindie may not think it's art, but Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail didn't only TOP the weekend box office, it set a Hollywood record. Pulling in an impressive $41.1 million, Perry's flick was the largest opening weekend gross on the fewest amount of screens ever (2,032, to be exact!). It was also the highest grossing weekend opening in Lionsgate history. “It just tells you the power of the brand that is Tyler Perry,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers, said of Perry, who opened his multi-million dollar studio in Atlanta last October.
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Box Office Watch: Kerry Washington & Samuel L. Jackson’s Lakeview Terrace Tops the Box Office

The Samuel L. Jackson-Kerry Washington thriller Lakeview Terrace opened at No. 1 at the box office, pulling in an estimated $15.6 million in its opening weekend. In the controversial film, Jackson plays a veteran LAPD police officer who doesn't care for his new neighbors, a married couple played by the beautiful Washington and the equally stunning Patrick Wilson. Jackson's character doesn't like them because they are an interracial couple. The film, which refers to the neighborhood where Rodney King was beaten by police in 1991, was produced by Will Smith.
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Ga Ga: Robin Givens is Back in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

If there is one thing that Blindie loves more than anything is a comeback--and that is exactly what Tyler Perry's latest film The Family That Preys does for actress Robin Givens. Having been away from the limelight for nearly a decade (besides a shameful stint as a host on Forgive or Forget!), Givens has struggled to attain her 90s fame. But in Perry's current drama, Givens returns in full effect as a corporate woman, who reads villain Sanaa Lathan (she's equally fantastic playing against type) her rights as a colleague and fellow black businesswoman. Even more impressive is the film's performance in the competitive box office weekend, which included a star-studded comedy by the Coen Brothers, Burn After Reading, and the Pacino-Deniro cop drama Righteous Kill. While Burn opened at No. 1 with an estimated $19.4 million, Perry's lower-budgeted family drama came in second with $18 million.
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Will Smith Makes History with Hancock

The King of the Fourth of July box office has become the first actor in Hollywood history with eight straight movies to rake in more than $100 million. In his latest effort, the 39-year-old Oscar nominee plays an ambivalent superhero in Hancock, which made $107 million in the U.S. and another $78 million internationally. "I don't feel like there's anything I can't do, no movie I can't make," Smith told USA Today in June. "I feel like the next 10 years are going to be my sweet spot."
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