Writer/director/actor Tyler Perry is still on an incredible roll at the Box Office. This weekend his latest film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” left the competition in the dust. This is the fifth Perry film in the past five years to debut at the top of the Box Office.
The numbers are not spectacular, but a win is a win. “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” claimed the prize as the number one movie in the country with an estimated haul of $24 million.
“I Can Do Bad All By Myself” is based on one of Perry’s stage play about a hard-living nightclub singer who learns the importance of faith and family. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Adam Rodriguez, Brian J. White, and Perry, in drag once again, as the sharp tongued gun-toting granny, “Madea.”
Far behind in second place,”9″, the new animated sci-fi picture about a post-apocalyptic world by director Tim Burton with around $10.8 million. In third, the World War II Nazi drama, “Inglourious Basterds” took in about $6.5 million, followed by the Sandra Bullock romantic/comedy, “All About Steve” in fourth with $5.8 million and rounding out the top five, the horror thriller “The Final Destination 3-D” with $5.5 million.