BOX OFFICE

Tyler Perry on Top Again

Tyler Perry can do good box office numbers all by himself. The director’s latest, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, had an opening weekend haul of $24 million—the biggest opening yet for the director/writer/producer/actor excluding his hit Madea series. I Can Do Bad took in 37 percent more than his last film, The Family That Preys, on opening weekend. The movie, starring Taraji P. Henson, did particularly well among African-American audiences, especially women.