Perry received a $5.5 million budget to fund his first movie, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, which went on to gross $50.6 million domestically.
On its opening weekend, February 24–26, 2006, Perry’s film version of Madea’s Family Reunion opened at number one at the box office with $30.3 million. The film eventually grossed $65 million. As with Diary, almost all the Madea’s earnings were generated in the United States.
Meet the Browns, released on March 21, opened at number 2 with a $20.1 weekend gross.
Madea Goes to Jail opened at number one on February 20, 2009, grossing $41 million and becoming his largest opening to date. This was Perry’s seventh film with Lionsgate Entertainment.
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