Madea Goes To Jail was number one at the box office for a second week in a row.
I didn't research this, but I think this may actually be the very first time that a Tyler Perry movie has been at the top of the charts for consecutive weeks!
It made an additional $16.5 Million, bringing it's 2 week total to close to $65 Million, surpassing Madea's Family Reunion to become Tyler Perry's highest grossing film.
Keep in mind that it's only in its second week of release. Conceivably, we might be on the cusp of TP's first $100 million picture!
Well... likely not, given how sharply box office numbers fell for the film from week 1 to week 2. Recall it broke records last week with a $41 Million payday! It's $16.5 Million total this week is less than 50% of last week's numbers, which is quite revealing! I'd expect another similar drop next week.
So, while it's unlikely that Madea Goes To Jail will see $100 Million in ticket sales, it will get close by the time it reaches the end of its theatrical run.
And to think that his films cost a fraction of what they make; somebody is getting very rich; or some people are getting very rich!
I plan to talk about "Tyler Perry Inc" during tomorrow night's podcast, so do tune in for that!