Weekend B.O. Dec. 13-15 (What Happened To ‘Madea’?) By Sergio
Both The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and A Madea Christmas did not live up to expectations this holiday movie season.
Smaug was projected to earn something near $82 million, but instead made some $73.7 million this weekend, which is a slight comedown and not a disaster by any means. But it’s below what the first Hobbit movie which earned just under $85 million its first weekend last year. But who’s crying?
However, some people are saying that, stretching out J.R.R. Tolkien’s slim 300 page book into a mammoth, extended three part tentpole movie franchise was obviously too much, especially since done simply for greed. It would have been much simpler and cheaper just to make one movie.
HoweverA Madea Christmas, despite predictions that it was going to be the biggest opening ever, not only for any of Madea film, but for any Perry film ever, also fell short of the mark. Way short.
The film grossed $16 million which makes it the third lowest weekend opening ever for any film that Perry directed. Only 2007’s Daddy Little Girls which opened with $11 million, and the $15.6 million that last year’s Good Deeds made on its opening weekend were lower. Click link below for the full story