Actor/director Tyler Perry has the same problem that RuPaul was faced with when he peaked in the late 1990s: RuPaul was a drag queen who wanted to be taken seriously.

As an artist you never want to stray too far from your comfort zone. Once you alienate your fan base it’s difficult to win them back. With that being said, Perry, 43, suffered his worst box office opening ever with his latest movie, Alex Cross.

According to, Alex Cross took 5th place this weekend with a disappointing $11.75 million — making it the worst opening for a movie starring Perry.

The film was also the worst for a movie based on the best-selling James Patterson novels — though Perry’s film bares little resemble to the books.

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