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Tuesday March 25, 2008 4:33 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Tyler Perry Produces Another Hit

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

This past Easter weekend, Tyler Perry proved once again that he has the Midas touch.  Although his latest venture, Meet the Browns, only came in second, the film bested ! with its per screen take.  Perry’s film averaged $10,011 per theater—thousands better than Horton‘s performance ($6208).  The latter movie was also showing in twice as many locations.

But the Dr. Seuss adaptation wasn’t the only film to snare a prize away from the writer/actor/director.  - a small feature from The Weinstein Company - entered the Top Ten with an impressive $10,414 average.  While Browns was being shown on 2006 screens, Moon was showing on only 266.  The movie, co-starring America Ferrera, wound up being the top domestic scorer ever for a Spanish-languaged film.

In other chart news, Owen Wilson’s debuted at #4 while another Asian horror remake, Shutter, took in $10.5 million for a third place finish.  Films booted out of this week’s Top Ten were , Doomsday, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

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Variety

1. Horton Hears a Who, 20th Century Fox,  $24,590,596 (avg. $6,208)
2. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Lionsgate, $20,082,809 (avg. $10,011)
3. Shutter, 20th Century Fox, $10,447,559 (avg. $3,795)
4. Drillbit Taylor, Paramount, $10,309,986 (avg. $3,374)
5. 10,000 BC, Warner Bros,  $8,934,064 (avg. $2,587)
6. Never Back Down, Summit Entertainment,  $4,827,250 (avg. $1,769)
7. College Road Trip, Disney,  $4,697,683 (avg. $1,824)
8. The Bank Job, Lionsgate,  $4,191,773 (avg. $2,599)
9. Vantage Point, Sony,  $3,805,541 (avg. $1,792)
10. Under the Same Moon, The Weinstein Company,  $2,770,000 (avg. $10,414)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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