The top movies of the weekend November 5-7, 2010
1 Megamind $47,650,000
2 Due Date $33,500,000
3 For Colored Girls $20,100,000
Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," an adaptation of the acclaimed play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," premiered in third place with $20.1 million. That's lower than usual for the director, but still a very respectable opening, especially when considering that the film is Perry's first to be rated R.
"For Colored Girls" played a bit older than normal for Perry's movies, with 87 percent of the audience more than 25 years old. The serious drama, with its all-star female ensemble including Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, and Janet Jackson, had no trouble attracting Perry's most supportive fan base -- African-American women. According to Lionsgate, 81 percent of the audience was African American, and 82 percent was female. And with an "A" rating from CinemaScore audiences, Perry's fan base clearly loved what they saw. (ew.com)
Domestic Total as of Nov. 7, 2010: $20,100,000 (Estimate)
Release Date: November 5, 2010
Budget: $21 million
Cool Black's Mad Commentary: As the article above states "Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," ... premiered in third place with $20.1 million. That's lower than usual for the director, but still a very respectable opening". A respectable opening for arguably Tyler Perry's most respectable film to date, still was one of his lowest openings. His 'Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail' (2009) opened with $41 million ($41,030,947 2,032). Shaking my head.
For Colored Girls - The Cool Black Review
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