Just what the hell is it about this Tyler Perry guy? How is it that each and every one of his movies become colossal box office triumphs? I just don’t get it! It’s making me think that maybe I should actually see one of his movies, but I don’t think I’m ready to go that far just yet. It’s pretty rare for a movie that isn‘t a horror flick or a low-brow comedy to not have press screenings, so that can really only mean the worst of things.
I Can Do Bad All By Myself, the man’s eighth movie in four years, ably grabbed the top spot at the box office this past weekend, pulling in $24 million, more than twice the weekend stake of the number two film, the animated post-apocalyptic adventure 9, which made $10.9 million over the weenend. 9 got a bit of a head-start by opening last Wednesday (9-9-09. Get it??), and its total thus far is at $15. 3 million.
The number three spot went to Inglourious Basterds, which is hanging on quite awesomely, as I keep on expressing my pleasant surprise about. Quentin Tarantino’s WWII picture brought in $6.55 million, with its domestic total now currently at $104 million.
The number four spot went to last weekend’s number two movie, the Fatal Attraction Lite rom-com All About Steve, starring Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper. The movie made $5.8 million. The Final Destination came in at number five with $5.5 million, after enjoying two weeks up at the top spot.
Debuting at sixth place was the slasher movie Sorority Row, which made $5.27 million, and seventh place was taken by another new film, the Antrarctic thriller Whiteout, with $5.1 million. The eighth place spot was taken by the excellent sci-fi film District 9, which pulled in $3.6 million, and spots nine and ten went to Julie & Julia with $3.3 million and Gamer with $3.15 million.