When Madea's niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health, all she wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can't manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter -- and the revelation of a long-buried family secret.
Tyler Perry is poised to be the big man on campus this weekend with his latest Madea offering, Madea's Big Happy Family, projected to pull in about $30 million. The last two films in the series featuring the popular character opened to $30 million and $41 million so this should be on par with those debuts.
He'll face a bit of competition from Rio, last week's champ. The film has had a strong week at the box office (making $3.6 million on Wednesday alone) so it should continue to do well this weekend since there isn't much new competition for its targeted family audience. Look for it to fly into the second position, but if Perry's movie stumbles, it could be a repeat win for the tropical bird flick. Hop should manage to stay in the top 5 as well due to the holiday weekend.Read More
Continuing one of the most remarkable collaborations in entertainment, Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, and media superstar Tyler Perry announced today that their first look partnership will be extended through a new multi-year arrangement for films and home entertainment. Lionsgate has been the iconic filmmaker's home since his breakthrough theatrical box office hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman revolutionized the film world in February 2005.
Lionsgate will continue to distribute Tyler Perry's films and is already slated to release Madea's Big Happy Family on April 22, 2011 and the upcoming Tyler Perry produced We the Peeples. Future projects will include two additional Madea franchise films, with the option of additional films with Tyler Perry attached as a producer, writer, director and/or star, to be made in conjunction with Tyler Perry's production companies 34th Street Films, Very Perry Films, and Tyler Perry Studios. Lionsgate will also continue to distribute Tyler Perry's enormously popular DVD's based on his hit films and from his large catalog of plays and other material. The deal was negotiated on Tyler Perry's behalf by Matt Johnson from Ziffren Brittenham and WME.Read More
Actor Isaiah Mustafa, who has gained notoriety as the pitchman for Old Spice, is starring in Tyler Perry's new film Madea's Big Happy Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mustafa was reportedly set for a minor role in another Perry film, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, when Perry himself contacted Mustafa and said Mustafa would be starring in Madea's Big Happy Family in a lead role.Read More
Lionsgate today announced that it has acquired the rights to the next film by writer/director/actor/producer Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family. The film will be the eleventh title in the studio's hit Perry franchise. Perry will reprise his signature role as the straight-shooting Madea in the film, adapted from his new stage play "Madea's Happy Family," which is currently on tour in the U.S. The announcement was jointly made by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Chief Operating Office and Motion Picture Group President, and Mike Paseornek, Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production.
Lionsgate plans to release Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family on April 22, 2011.Read More