Tyler Perry Madea

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween is #1 at the box office for the 2nd straight week. 'Boo!' beat out Tom Hanks' 'Inferno,' earning more than $17.2 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $52.6 million.

Perry expressed his gratitude in email blasts to subscribers on his mailing list.

"Hey Guys,
Madea Halloween is #1 two weekends in a row!! What are y'all trying to do!!!!! Thank you so much. God bless,"
he wrote.

Last week Perry lamented that his holiday movie didn't draw as many white viewers because the film was shown in theaters that weren't in white neighborhoods.

He said he felt "confident" after his "Madea On the Run" tour drew more Caucasian viewers.

“I would go out to certain parts of the country and the audience was 50 percent black and 50 percent other, which is a total change for me,” Perry told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

“When I first started, it was 100 percent black,” he said. “I knew something had changed drastically with Madea. To see it show up in the box office, to see what I already saw in theaters, it’s very powerful. I’m grateful. Eighteen years. That character. People still love the franchise. Who knew?”

Perry said the current political climate was just right for the release of "Boo!"

“What this country needed more than anything after all this political campaign, all those police shootings and all this hatred, the country needed a laugh,” he said. “I think with the success of Madea, it speaks to the opportunity of laughing rather than going heavy. The timing is what it is.”

  • Yoni

    Yay for him! I love to see black ppl succeed. #blackgirlmagic #blackexcellence

  • Blue

    How come Tyler Perry's lacefront be looking better than most wo--you know what nevermind.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Go Tyler!!! Love him!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I heard it was funny. Happy for him.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ditto! Success for Black directors and producers can help other black projects that may not have been considered before.

  • hottlanta

    BLACK man Got all of that GREEN and still trying to satisfy WHITE folks. Now that is scary.

  • Tynamight

    Tyler Perry is a successful Black man; HOWEVER, this movie was not good. The geriatric twerking scene had me gagging!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I LOVE YOU TYLER! HIRE ME!!

  • Buttercup

    #blackgirlmagic
    =========
    Bwahahahahaha. I hate to love you.

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back
  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back

    Awesome! Congrats TP!

  • ShelbyMoore

    I am not a fan of his lips.

  • Yoni

    :hug: :2dance:

  • MookieFly

    Although not too fond of his stable of barely acting light skin menz, this man knows how to hussle so gotta respect that. Show them how its done Mrs. Perry Baby!

  • MsSincerity

    He got up there and complained, but two weeks in a row, he beat out 2 of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, with limited screens....and although I'm not a fan of the majority of his work, this just proves that you don't need them. #begrateful

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back
  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?? Good job

    I haven't seen it yet.

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back
  • Rayne

    Go head on Tyler cause I needed that laugh.

  • http://Instagram.com/CaramelMacc4 Jackie Rayne

    Better than most women?? You are 100% right! I've been saying the ladies on BBWLA & other shows have the worst lace front's, you have "all that money" but can't afford a decent wig or pay the right person to apply it correctly.

  • Yoni

    Complained about what? And no, we DON'T need them, but their dollars help. "Bring me all the tithes and offerings into the storehouse.... Won'tcha come?" :nun:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You messier than a diaper.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I haven't seen a movie of his in years but I hear this one is really funny...

  • Low E. TUH!

    OOOH THEY BOTHER ME SO! PERMANENT GRANDMA PURSED LIPS...THEY FIT MADEA THO

  • Lisa daniels

    Cuz its digital

  • Yoni

    Yall know it's my late day.....I'm about to leave. I ain't had my nap.

  • Nancy Drew Wants U 2 Fall Back
  • Low E. TUH!

    ANYBODY WATCH TALKING DEAD?? THEY SET WHERE THEY SHOOT THE KINGDOM IS OWNED BY TYLER PERRY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS BOSS AF. GET THAT DOUGH TP.

  • Low E. TUH!

    HE WANTS TO CROSS OVER...BUT HE GOT THE BLACK DOLLAR. IT'S FOLKS GOING TO WAR FOR THE BLACK DOLLAR AND HE GOT IT! IT'LL CLICK HOPEFULLY...SOONER THAN LATER.

  • Blue

    Thank you, Jackie!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I'll catch on Kodi this weekend.

  • Blue

    Bwahahaha. Sorry Nancy!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Love Tyler but that movie was trash sooo not funny.

  • Low E. TUH!

    STOP FONTING ABOUT KODI! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY ARSE HOME...AND I STILL HAVE CABLE TIL SUNDAY. I WON'T KNOW WHAT TO DEW WITH ALL THESE OPTIONS!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I heard this shyt was funny and I will be seeing it ?

  • MissHarlem

    I already know some numb nuts missed his point so I'm not even gonna entertain it. In any event I will catch it this weekend in my bed with the firestick

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Lol Ashlee on Black ink had me looking at hers last night like it was not attached correctly.

  • MookieFly

    Wha? I didn't do nuthin lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My Ninja ...??????

  • MookieFly

    That one momma on LAHH Hollywood always look like she installed it herself ?

  • Sucker Free

    My daughter said it was hilarious. I go to the movies to laugh...its the best medicine ?

  • MissHarlem

    A whole neeewwww worrrrllldddd. Enjoy it.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I am happy for his success.
    I do not like all these Black men in dresses but MAYBE it is not ALWAYS a conspiracy.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    this just proves that you don't need them. #begrateful

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Best thing since sliced bread.

  • Blue

    hahahahha

  • MissHarlem

    Girl who you telling.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile folks need a laugh these days ... I applaud folks that keep me laughing ??

  • Jen_n_juice

    Hey soror!

  • Jen_n_juice

    Congrats TP

  • hottlanta

    As long as I crossover from being POOR to WEALTHY and go to the bank I am good.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post.

  • iWasteTime

    Jared Leto, Willem Defoe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Tim Curry, Robin Williams, Patrick Swayze, Matt Leblanc,Liev Schreiber, Kurt Russell, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler etc etc etc

  • MsSincerity

    He complained about how over the years, they refused to place his movies in white neighborhoods. Tyler's work leaves me and a whole lot of other people puzzled, but he keeps a large audience, .....now imagine if he perfected his craft, then even more black people will come out and see his movies. Tyler is filthy rich, with his own studio....I say screw beige people!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-phi!

  • SailOn

    Congrats to this man. Can't know his hustle.

  • SailOn

    Perry never complained about white viewers or seeking white approval. He commented on TPTB limiting his access to white audiences. Reading is very fundamental.

  • Renee Bee

    You will laugh out loud from the beginning to the end.

  • LuLu
  • Moon Lee

    Lawd, when is the funeral for Madea?? So, these Christian's can stop promoting this twisted mess. Question? Why can't he produce a movie without a dress? Stand up man of God! Let Madea die so your son can live in truth TYLER!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    What about moonlight?

  • Moon Lee

    Chile, I'm with you! Death of Medea!! B.S. Christians glorify this mess. Twisted!!! The joke is on the Black community, and Tyler, Medea is laughing all the way to the bank!!!

  • Moon Lee

    Successful, as what a Black,rich,cross dressing, Christian!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's funny you should say that because I was just messing around one day and came up with a rough draft of a script killing off Madea.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Ima see it this weekend!

  • Indies beauty

    Saw this movie with my sis in law and sister last weekend. We already knew what we were walking into .... But we all left the movie thinking WTF did I just waste my $12.50 on?? The movie does not play out like how the trailer Plays out. It had a few good laughs but collectively it was a "never again " sort of vibe when it ended.

  • Moon Lee

    Hurry, please! Lol...

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I didn't see this one but I'm sooooo happy for Tyler. And I luh Madea

  • Indies beauty

    I went to a theatre outside of Orlando and the showing was majority white. I also was working the other week and I heard Madeas voice. I turned around and it was a lil old cute white lady talking about she loves Madea and her friends posted the video to facebook. I think alot of the time, the media puts effort in certain ideas that are only true to them.

  • Indies beauty

    I went to a theatre outside of Orlando and the showing was majority white. I also was working the other week and I heard Madeas voice. I turned around and it was a lil old cute white lady talking about she loves Madea and her friends posted the video to facebook. I think alot of the time, the media puts effort in certain ideas that are only true to them.

  • Indies beauty

    I went to a theatre outside of Orlando and the showing was majority white. I also was working the other week and I heard Madeas voice. I turned around and it was a lil old cute white lady talking about she loves Madea and her friends posted the video to facebook. I think alot of the time, the media puts effort in certain ideas that are only true to them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have a white gay friend who told me yesterday that he and his partner saw the movie.

    I was like get out of here.

    I told him that I only watch TP's movies if they are on cable, but I did buy the DVD of Why Did I Get Married and it wasn't for the storyline.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Nah, it's obvious that TP enjoys dressing up like Madea.
    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • Moon Lee

    A little too obvious! Lol...

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tyler never gets the credit for being the TOP money maker black director in the business in HISTORY!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Please stop with the negativity. This black man is getting his paper in a white washed society. If you have nothing positive to say please say nothing at all. Thanks. Sincerely EVERYONE!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    AMEN!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    You are JEALOUS AND BITTER!! HATER!!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    You are JEALOUS AND BITTER!! HATER!!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    You are JEALOUS AND BITTER!! HATER!!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Me too!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Me too!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Me too!!

  • Renee Bee

    Great!

  • Vonn

    Then there will be ghost of media movies.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Tyler Perry looks "better" as Madea than he does as himself. Anywho... I appreciate the fact that he consistently employs lots of Black actors and actresses.

  • IAmLegend

    It's not a wide release yet. Only playing in like 2 cities.

  • kekeb

    Congratulations my brutha

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    He will for get that dough. He's a 'harmless' black man

  • nekkkyj

    Congratulations to tyler perry

  • Luv Pitties

    I can't look at Tyler Perry anymore
    Without remembering that Boondocks episode

  • Queen B

    Yyeess!!! I saw it on Sunday with my family and it was very funny but had a message attached to the script also

  • Bonny

    I love laughing.

  • Genia W-m

    I saw it and there were more white people than any other ethnic grp. Some of the jokes were tired but I liked the overall movie. TP needs some writing help. His shows are declining on OWN too. He needs joke writers for Madea. She has a lot more stories to tell.

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    getting his paper, enforcing white supremacy and stereotypes? FOR REAL?
    yall wanna congratulate this coon and his minstrel shows?
    2017 we gotta do better. if not prepare for the same or worse, than these last 8 years of BS.
    Peace!

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    And what was Flip Wilson doing? Stop the hate. Celebrate.

  • Yoni

    Right. His movies and plays use to be likable. Now they just seemed forced and thrown together. I still applaud his success.

  • Tiara

    Never been a Tyler Perry fan but I do respect his hustle. He knows what audience to target.
    Unlike the others I have made use of my disdain for his films.
    My husband and I started our own film company Crackstation Films where we have made 2 horror films and are now working on our 3rd.
    Do you Tyler!

  • Tiara

    I had to scroll back up, I missed it! lmao

  • Tiara

    I thought about it when it popped up on my "In Theaters" list but quickly made a decision not to. I just don't think he is funny.
    Maybe if my sis- in- law comes over, she is a Tyler P fanatic.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yes i wanna congratulate him. This man started with NOTHING and built an empire from the ground up. He has done better than some white people in Hollywood so yes i SALUTE THIS BROTHER. You may not like all his work but you gotta give credit to where credit is due!

  • kennedy campbell

    is he a cross dresser or is this just a movie? what is a cross dresser anyway..it's only clothing that society uses to identify male from female when it really has no meaning seeing as though words change and fashion changes...its ok to do this and that this century but not this one...its ok to say this and that this decade but not the next...how are you making your living? are you truly happy with what you have to do every day 9-5? is he glorified b/c of money? or is he just able to pay his bills in the best way that works for him..or should he follow your rules?

  • kennedy campbell

    how do you suggest he pay his bills...what do you think would have been a better opportunity for him to bring himself from homelessness to where he is today? I mean since you probably have a better idea for him? At least he's one of the few providing jobs for poc that would probably still be looking for work. You say he feeds the stereotype but I think he's also done other movies besides Madea ones right?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I thought it came out Oct 28th.

  • Low E. TUH!

    "I SHOT TUPAC, BUT I AIN'T KILL EM!"

  • Moon Lee

    So, because he cross dresses for money,it's okay! Please, Christian set A standard! If you're going to be the word, live in the word. He's making a sacrifice, all the way to the bank! You cannot straddle the fence! Peace!

  • Moon Lee

    No, hate ! Just my opinion. This is a place of dialogue. I don't worship ,nor to i idolize man. I just stand in truth! Peace & Blessings!

  • Moon Lee

    So,true!

  • SailOn

    Tyler Perry has produced films without madea, which too have been wildly successful. Madea is just the biggest catch. What are you doing in life?

  • Moon Lee

    I'm bitter really because , I have a opinion . Yes, we can agree to disagree. But, name calling is inappropriate. I'm not jealous, nor do I dislike TYLER Perry. I use to be a fan,until one day my grandson came over and I was watching him. My grandson came into the room and said Nannie, that's a man. I was floored. It made me question myself and how was it going to explain this to him. So, I also wandered with all the success of this man why can't he sell his great messages in a suit like a man and not a woman. God says come as you are! But,we as Christians will justify wrongful mess ,just to entertain our flesh! I'm no better than anyone,just really seeing God as I should. Peace be with the you!

  • Moon Lee

    You are definitely, confused! He's getting most of his money from the black Christians! I don't have to agree with you at all. The White washed society that you refer to is glad to see him and other black entertainers put on dresses. At the expense of our young children mindset! Just because T.P. is a likeable character don't make it right!

  • Moon Lee

    He's made enough to pay his bills,he can take off that dress! Stop with the excuses! We can agree to disagree! Peace!!!!

  • Low E. TUH!

    HEY AGAIN - WHAT ADDONS DO YOU USE IF YOU DON'T MIND?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Ok hunnie. I didn't mean any disrespect towards you and if you feel like i did my apologies.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Exodus is the main one. SALT (stream all the sources) it's another one. I will look and get back to ya.

  • Moon Lee

    Peace...

  • Moon Lee

    I'm NOT ,Cross dressing! That's for sure!

  • Low E. TUH!

    :HUGS: THANK YOU MUCH! I WAS THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED WITH MY NEW DIGS LAST NIGHT! CABLE WHO? TUH!

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    True true. blessings.

  • TheReal

    Young MA, Madea, role-reversal stay winning. You can b balling by doing it too.

  • The Last Unicorn

    Tyler winning in the movie game just like Lil Yachty, Designer, and Young Thug winning in music. We are way greater, but this how they prefer to see us. Cooning.

  • The Last Unicorn

    This is anything but. Have you seen that movie. Black excellence is Ava Duviernays Queen Sugar, or Shonda Rhime's Greys Anatomy and HTGAWM. Them ningas cooning in BOO is not close to what we as a people are capable of. Get your expectations up.

  • The Last Unicorn

    Thank you. If this ninga Perry wasnt putting out movies, but an everyday man we as a society would be hunting him with picth forks calling him a DL package spreading monster.

  • The Last Unicorn

    Bye Felicia. At what cost to our minds? Your sons are consuming this buffunery he puts out. White people, asians, hispanics, and Indians are going to see this B.S. in droves, but Birth of a Nation is empty. Thats how they prefer to see us. Cooning which is why they don't take us seriously. I hope Perry has a plan to do something in the long run about this cause if this is it I dont know.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    FYI I did see Birth of a Nation and encouraged others to go see it as well. I still support Tyler Perry and his work. So Goodbye to you Ezelle.

  • Yoni

    Pump yo brakes, sweetie! Apparently YOU missed the joke. Before you tell someone to get their expectations up, define yours. It's not for YOU to come and tell me under MY font what's considered Black Excellence. Black Excellence comes in all forms to ME. Nobody asked you for your wooden penny opinion. It's worthless. I am a faithful "Sugar" watcher. I'm very well familiar with Shonda Rhime and her productions and the excellence she brings to the TV screen on a weekly basis. I'm also a HUGE fan of Greenleaf. However, any BLACK PERSON WINNING is considered BLACK EXCELLENCE TO ME! Yes, I saw the movie. NO I did not like it. But my main REASON for "SUPPORTING" it was to see MY BLACK PEOPLE SUCCEED! For him to get the TOP SPOT for (I'm thinking the 2nd week in a row) is a WIN for MY ppl everywhere, Mr./Miss unicorn. And don't tell someone to get their expectations up when you root for one and not the other. You're the worst kind. Ugh
    #dismissivewave
    #downvote

  • TheWildChild

    It was rather funny adult humor, but couldn't understand why so many parents had small kids in the theater for this movie. Should've been rated "R" movie due to the adult situations and language.??

  • duZig
  • The Last Unicorn

    Nah. The worst kind is supporting that coon shit. Might as well be black face, but to each his/her own.

  • The Last Unicorn

    Lol okay. Bye girl.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Buh bye.??

  • Yoni

    Yep, so move around and have a better day.

  • kennedy campbell

    In the bible what does it say about cross dressing ? It doesn't make him gay although I believe he is anyway... Didn't men wear wigs long ago?? They also wore tights .. They wore high heels before women dos as well... This whole idea of how men and women dress today is all made up... Nothing about it In the bible does it mention what is attire for men or woman