Why Did I Get Married?


Based on Tyler Perry's play about the joys and trials of matrimony.

‘For Better or Worse’ Lands at TBS

TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the new series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse from Tyler Perry Studios. The dramedy, based on Perry's hit Why Did I Get Married? films, marks the third Tyler Perry series to come to TBS, which is also home to Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns. As with House of Payne and Meet the Browns, syndication will be sold by Debmar Mercury.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse follows the ups-and-downs of married life for Marcus and Angela, two characters who originated in the feature films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) and Tasha Smith (Couples Retreat) are set to reprise the roles of television anchor Marcus and salon owner Angela. Additional cast members to be announced.

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Box Office Beat Down: Tyler Perry's ‘Married’ Tops with $21 Million

Michael Clayton didn't fare as well as Married, even though it opened in five hundred more theaters. The folks at Warner Brothers thought they had a sure fire hit on their hands after last week's limited run sold a ton of tickets. Sadly, the film couldn't live up to that hype with its wider theatrical roll out. The film fell into third place with $11 million. The Rock's The Game Plan managed to hold steady in the second place spot with $11.5 million.

A number of smaller films played to limited capacity. The Sean Astin baseball biopic The Final Season did okay business opening at number twenty with $665,000 playing on 1,011 screens. Lars and the Real Girl nabbed $85,000 playing on only seven screens. While Control surprised everyone by taking in $27,000 at just one theater.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tyler Perry's ‘Why Did I Get Married Clip’!

MovieWeb.com has an exclusive look at a never-before-seen clip from Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, starring Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Jill Scott and Tasha Smith. Take a look below...

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? is in theaters today!

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Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, and Janet Jackson Wonder ‘Why Did I Get Married?’

I first came across Tyler Perry late one Sunday afternoon after a hard night of dominating the Gin cabinet. Two other friends and I were sitting on the coffee bean covered floor of a small bug-infested hovel in Long Beach, California. We were laughing hysterically at the staged antics coming in via a bent TV antennae wrapped around and supported by a coat hanger. It was the live telecast of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. Which was being aired on the local bible channel for free. We found it funny because, a few short hours before passing out on a heap of shattered Christmas tree ornaments, we'd concocted a liquor drink we'd dubbed "On the Town Brown". Because of its hideous color.

Based on one of his live stage plays, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? explores that very question. A group of four couples meet in a mountain retreat only to find that they are harboring some of the deepest darkest secrets; and are keeping them from each other. Its funny, lively stuff that hit a strong chord with the viewing audience at my particular screening. The film is shaping up to be another gargantuan hit.

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Janet Jackson to Star Opposite Tyler Perry in ‘Why Did I Get Married?’

Janet Jackson has come aboard to star opposite Tyler Perry in his next film, Why Did I Get Married?, based on the filmmaker's stage play of the same name.

According to Variety, Perry is writing, directing and producing for Lionsgate. Filming is set to begin March 5 in Whistler, British Columbia; Vancouver; and then Atlanta, where Perry recently opened his own studio.

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