Diary of a Mad Black Woman, 9-12-09: Dear Diary: I just watched Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself. The story was quite life affirming. I leave the theater with a newfound perspective on life and the calm that comes with it. Leaving the parking lot now, hoping to stop by the church social. Hey! A guy just cut me off, even though I clearly had the right of way. I’M A KILL YOU YOU STUPID MUTHAF*CKA!
Aaaanyway, this weekend, black folks proved once again that they like watching dudes cross dress almost as much as the British. Tyler Perry always kills it even though I’ve never seen a movie of his (though my grandpa likes them — true story). His I Can Do Bad All by Myself was number one by a large margin this weekend, earning $24 million and $10,656 per screen, the highest per screen average since Inglourious Basterds three weeks ago.
All About Steve‘s second weekend drop of 48% is shockingly low for a film whose best reviews were basically, “I’m gonna play devil’s advocate here and say maaaybe this film isn’t the cinematic equivalent of a gorilla fingerpainting with its own feces.” Still, at $21 mil total, it’s far from a hit (thank God). Now, can we stop it with the Eve-Steve puns already? We get it, Adam & Steve went to see Stevita on Christmas Steve. It’s been done. Next person who makes one, I’m coming to your house to play “Steve of Destruction” on a ukulele while douching with Summer’s Steve.
Inglourious crossed the $100 million mark, bringing it to $104 mil and all but ensuring it will pass Pulp Fiction‘s $108 mil to become Tarantino’s highest-grossing film ever. Way to go, Q. Now lay off the nose candy, would you?
Elsewhere, 9 did okay, Sorority Row and Whiteout were non-starters, probably because the latter sucked and the former never even had a chance, and Gamer dropped like a rock in its second weekend. Probably because its kids-control-the-characters-through-a-videogame concept was so stupid a football coach could’ve came up with it.
|1||Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself||$24,030,000||$10,656||$24,030,000|
|3||Inglourious Basterds||$6,546,000 (-43.7%)||$2,036||$104,309,000|
|4||All About Steve||$5,800,000 (-48.4%)||$2,561||$21,812,000|
|5||The Final Destination||$5,500,000 (-55.5%)||$2,013||$58,258,000|
|8||District 9||$3,600,000 (-49.1%)||$1,406||$108,517,000|
|9||Julie & Julia||$3,300,000 (-38.0%)||$1,409||$85,360,000|