As reported by The Hollywood Reporter:
Tyler Perry’s romantic Good Deeds, from Lionsgate, opened at No. 2 with $16 million. Perry’s movies often debut north of $20 million, but that’s for the Madea series, which features the director-writer-actor playing Madea.
Good Deeds was up 25 percent from Friday to Saturday, the best increase of any film and indicating that older females are driving the pic (85 percent of those buying tickets were over the age of 25, while 76 percent were females).
I went to see ‘Good Deeds’ yesterday and I enjoyed the movie. I believe that Tyler Perry is establishing himself as a a candidate for leading man roles in Hollywood, with his choice to not release another Madea film. I believe his acting is still a work in progress, but I applaud him for a good job. I felt from watching the film that he’s still not totally comfortable with playing out intimate scenes ( kissing, love-making, etc.) It seemed awkward as I was watching him, but maybe that’ll get better with time.
Thandie Newton continues to impress me with her performances. Wait, there’s more…