Madea Holds Sway At Box Office

Tyler Perry's Madea character once again ruled the box office over the weekend as Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself landed in first place with $23.4 million. Focus Features' 9 also got passing marks with $10.7 million following a Wednesday start to take advantage of the 9/9/09 date. Its five-day total came to $15.1 million. Two other newcomers, however, tanked Summit Entertainment's Sorority Row , which wound up with just $5.06 million, and Whiteout, which washed out with $4.92 million.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Media by Numbers (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date) 1. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself , Lionsgate, $23,446,785, (New); 2. 9 , Focus, $10,740,446, 1 Wk., $15,160,926 (From Wednesday); 3. Inglourious Basterds, Weinstein Co. $6,140,617, 4 Wks. ($103,903,469); 4. All About Steve , 20th Century Fox, $5,638,243, 2 Wks. ($21,650,628); 5. The Final Destination , Warner Bros., $5,522,377, 3 Wks. ($58,280,235); 6. Sorority Row , Summit Ent. $5,059,802, (New); 7. Whiteout , Warner Bros., $4,915,104, (New); 8. District 9 , Sony/Tri-Star, $3,538,769, 5 Wks. ($108,456,233); 9. Gamer, Lionsgate, $3,293,055, 2 Wks. ($16,261,653); 10. Julie & Julia, Sony, $3,156,316, 4 Wks. ($85,216,398).



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