Box Office Booty: October 15, 2007

by Paul William Tenny

I had no idea that so many people would go out and see a movie that showed no trailers, had nothing written about it, and generally looked like a boring loser from stem to stern. I'm talking about a flick called Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, which managed to beat off both Michael Clayton and We Own The Night this past weekend. I am simultaneously impressed and disappointed.

Was this odd movie by some dude nobody has ever heard of some sort of evil magic, or was it really just a very boring and slow weekend? Who cares, I just hate being wrong.

  1. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married ($21.5 million)
  2. The Game Plan ($11.5m)
  3. Michael Clayton ($11.010m)
  4. We Own The Night ($11m)
  5. The Heartbreak Kid ($7.4)
...and the rest if you're interested. I'm sure Clayton will be up for something at the Academy Awards, I just don't know what.
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    Have you never heard of Tyler Perry? He has several movies that were probably most popular on video, but walk into a video store and his movies are everywhere. He's best known as a gospel playwright I believe and is backed by Oprah. Some comedy titles you may remember are Tyler Perry's House of Payne and the Medea series: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion etc. His recent big movie was Daddy's Little Girls. His work attracts stars such as Angela Bassett and Janet Jackson and His awards list include Helen Hayes Award for Excellence in Theater 2001, Black Business Professionals Entrepreneur of the Year 2004, Quill award: Best in Humor 2006, and Quill Award: Book of the Year 2006, and BET Tribute in 2007. Although I don't think his tv show on TBS did that well. After spending 5 million on 10 episodes, TBS ordered 100 episodes for 200 million but I think it flopped. Don't quote me on that, as I don't have the stats in front of me but after much hype about the premier of the show, I haven't seen anything about it.
    The movie Why Did I get Married is an adaptation of his Stage Play, so there was already a following for the movie before it was released and I'm sure there was plenty of press given by Oprah with her magazine and show. Who needs to promote it when you have that behind you? I do remember seeing one or two ads on it but very little. Just some info for you!!

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