Tyler Perry is truly blessed, and Oscar-weekend be damned, "Madea Goes to Jail" reigned supreme at the box-office, taking in $41.1 million, the highest grossing film ever for both Perry and the film's studio, Lionsgate!
Moviegoers truly love Perry's creation, the feisty Madea!
Steve Rothenberg, president of distribution at Lionsgate said, "You could argue that Madea is now the top female box office star in Hollywood."
HA! Madea is bigger than Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie!
Previous No. 1 winner, "Friday the 13th" dropped tremendously! Having opened with $43.6 million last weekend, now, the Jason Voorhees-lovefest fell to No. 6 with only $7.8 million in earnings.
Meanwhile, "Taken" and "Coraline" held their box-office positions at No. 2 and 3 respectively.
Here's the Top 10 box-office films for weekend of Feb. 20th:
1. "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," $41.1 million.
2. "Taken," $11.4 million.
3. "Coraline," $11 million.
4. "He's Just Not That Into You," $8.5 million.
5. "Slumdog Millionaire," $8.1 million.
6. "Friday the 13th," $7.8 million.
7. "Confessions of a Shopaholic," $7 million.
8. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $7 million.
9. "Fired Up," $6 million.
10. "The International," $4.5 million.
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Voters at the 24th Annual Spirit Awards christened "The Wrestler" as the Best Picture of the year! Mickey Rourke beat out "Milk's" Sean Penn for the Best Actor trophy!
But "Milk's" screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black took home the trophy for the Best First Screenplay award, and James Franco won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Harvey Milk's lover, Scott Smith.
I am also loving Miss Melissa Leo's win for Best Female Lead for "Frozen River." If you guys haven't seen that film yet, please watch it, I love Leo's performance in it!
Here's the complete list of the 24th Annual Spirit Awards winners:
James Franco "Milk"
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"
Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
John Cassavetes Award given to the best feature made for less than $500,000
Alex Holdridge's "In Search of a Midnight Kiss"
James Marsh's "Man on Wire"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Acura Someone to Watch Award
Lynn Shelton, "My Effortless Brilliance"
Piaget Producers Award
Heather Rae, "Frozen River"
Lacoste Truer Than Fiction Award
Margaret Brown, "The Order of Myths"
Woody Allen, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Laurent Cantet's "The Class"
Maryse Alberti, "The Wrestler"
Robert Altman Award, given to film's director, casting director and its ensemble cast
"Synecdoche, New York"
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"
Tom McCarthy, "The Visitor"
"The Wrestler," producers Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin
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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" wowed voters at the 7th annual Visual Effects Society Awards! The Brad Pitt-starrer won 4 awards including visual effect in a visual-effects driven motion picture, and best single visual effect of the year.
"Button's" director, David Fincher was honored with the VES Lifetime Achievement award.
What about "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-E?" Both films took home awards as well! Click Read More to see the complete list of winners. Read More...
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Before we see the best of the best at the Oscars, we have to endure the worst of the worst at the Razzies. "The Love Guru" was voted the worst picture of the year, with Mike Myers being the worst actor for the 29th Annual Razzie Awards.
Paris Hilton took home the Worst Actress award for "The Hottie and the Nottie," and Worst Supporting Actress for "Repo! The Genetic Opera."
And Uwe Boll? Well, the Razzies finally gave him the Worst Career Achievement award, and he also won the Worst Director with his triple stinkies namely "1968: Tunnel Rats," "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" and "Uwe Boll's Postal"
The complete list of winners:
"The Love Guru"
Mike Myers, "The Love Guru"
Paris Hilton, "The Hottie & The Nottie"
Worst Supporting Actor
Pierce Brosnan, "Mamma Mia!"
Worst Supporting Actress
Paris Hilton, "Repo! The Genetic Opera"
Worst Screen Couple
Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore, "The Hottie and the Nottie"
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Uwe Boll, "1968: Tunnel Rats," "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" and "Uwe Boll's Postal"
"The Love Guru"
Worst Career Achievement
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You're Read It, Now Watch It! My Full, Complete 2009 Oscars Predictions! Oh, and Read About the Oscar Bet I Made!!!Yes, Oscar night is my own personal Super Bowl!
And why not? It's being billed the "biggest movie event of the year!" And it truly is.
Here's my video of my 2009 Oscars predictions, with the top 8 categories namely Best Original and Adapted Screenplays, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Actor and Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture.
So without further adieu, take a look at my predictions of the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
I'm on every Friday morning at MIX 100.5 with the fabulous Bradley Ryan! It's the best radio station in the Palm Springs market!
And this morning, Bradley and I made a bet!
We predicted the Oscars on-air, and this Monday, the loser will be spray-painted gold and will be made to look like an Oscar trophy!
And it's all for a good cause!
Every listener is encouraged to donate $1 for charity. Regal Theaters in Palm Springs is going to use the money to drive children with cancer to their chemotherapy. I support this 100%!
And it's fun, let's just hope and pray that I win, 'cause body paints are bad for your skin
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