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.

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straight outta compton

Universal’s gangsta rap biopic Straight Outta Compton — about influential gangsta rap group NWA — took in a record $60.2 million in box office receipts in the 1st weekend of release.

Click below to see which city raked in the most cash at the ticket windows for Straight Outta Compton.

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Magic Mike XXL

Despite millions of dollars spent on promoting Magic Mike XXL, the movie about male exotic dancers failed to enter the Top 3 at the box office this weekend.

MMXXL is the sequel to 2012’s sleeper hit Magic Mike, starring Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.

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Elysium Tops Weekend Box Office

Sony Pictures science fiction thriller “Elysium” topped the box office this weekend with $30.5 million. “Elysium” stars Matt Damon as a modern day Moses who leads his people to the promised land — Elysium — a land of milk and honey where beautiful elitists get free health care and no one gets old or sick.

Earth in 2154 is a poverty-stricken wasteland overrun by undocumented aliens. To escape the overwhelming stench of the 99%, the “Haves” create a paradise in space protected by a futuristic air defense system.

Oscar winner Jodie Foster turns in a stiff performance as a heartless dictator-slash-president who fiercely defends her vision of Utopia — even if it means killing women and children who dare to cross the celestial border from earth on decrepit space shuttles.

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Essence Atkins comes for Tyler Perry

Actress Essence Atkins expressed her displeasure with director Tyler Perry for casting Kim Kardashian in his latest flick, Temptation. In an interview with Jamie Foster Brown’s Sister 2 Sister magazine, Atkins, 41, said Perry cast Kardashian in Temptation because she had 16 million Twitter followers (half of which are bogus).

“I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan,” she said.

Atkins is one of the rare LSLH actresses who has never been cast in a Tyler Perry flick.

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