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Monday March 2, 2009 7:46 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Tyler Perry Surprises the Jonas Brothers

Madea Goes to Jail

Back in February 2008, Hannah Montana grossed a record $31.1 million during its first weekend. Now, just over a year later, the Jonas Brothers can say they pulled in less than 1/2 as much.

Although there were high hopes for , the musical trio was unable to match the work of dual personalities. (The movie even played in twice as many screens as the Miley Cyrus version.) As it was, the teen heartthrobs were only the second biggest draw this weekend. The good news? The boys did have the best per screen average of any entry in the Top Ten.

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Despite a 60% drop in its second outing, Madea Goes to Jail managed to nab another first-place finish. The film has now earned approximately $64.5 million, more than any other Tyler Perry project to date. Meanwhile, Slumdog Millionaire jumped two spots to land at #3 this week. That’s the largest post-Oscars surge since Titanic‘s win.

  1. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail, Lionsgate, $16,175,926 (avg. $7883)
  2. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, Disney, $12,510,374 (avg. $9843)
  3. Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight, $12,026,343 (avg. $4086)
  4. Taken, 20th Century Fox, $9,864,197 (avg. $3191)
  5. He’s Just Not That Into You, New Line, $6,011,405 (avg. $2103)
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Sony, $5,602,392 (avg. $2076)
  7. Coraline, Focus Features, $5,261,129 (avg. $2515)
  8. Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, 20th Century Fox, $4,721,110 (avg. $4156)
  9. Confessions of a Shopaholic, Disney, $4,634,534 (avg. $1829)
  10. Fired Up, Sony, $3,701,562 (avg. $2044)

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

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