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Tyler Perry movies are becoming a semi-annual event these days. Sometimes they do well, sometimes they don't. The latest, Why Did I Get Married, fared just fine, gathering up $21.5 million and the number one position at the box office. Black people debating their marital choices outperformed white people debating their family members' lifestyle choices nearly two to one. We Own The Night didn't own much of anything, earning only $11 million to come in number four.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age, mediocre sequel to the celebrated Elizabeth, didn't have much of anything golden to celebrate. $6 million was all the movie had to show. Meanwhile, George Clooney's thriller Michael Clayton opened wide to hit the number three spot with $11 million, beating out We Own The Night by less than $100,000.
Next weekend will see the release of a ridiculous number of movies. Six, count them, six new movies will roll into theaters in wide release (1000+ theaters). Cheesy looking vampire horror flick 30 Days of Night, sports laffer The Comebacks, Ben Affleck's directorial debut Gone, Baby, Gone, thriller Rendition, odd ball dramatic thriller Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour, and sleepy drama Things We Lost in the Fire will all strangle each other for control at the box office. That's too much background noise to pick a winner. Expect some of those titles to not even make the top ten.