After All The Controversy And Hype Behind Tyler Perry’s “Temptation,” How Did It Do At The Box Office?

April 1, 2013  |  

Did you spend your money to see Temptation this past weekend? We sure did. And while one author has already expressed the effect the movie had on her thinking on our site today, seeing that this is not a Madea movie, or a sequel to his previous works and the hype around it was big, how did it end up doing at the box office this past Easter weekend?

Not bad. According to ABC News, Perry’s newest film came in third, raking in $22.3 million. It came behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Croods at number two. I can see the appeal of the films that beat it out at the box office. G.I. Joe had the action that men want and the eye candy that women would sit through it for (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Channing Tatum? Yes, please!), and The Croods was just number one the weekend before, and kids movies with a decent plot always bring in big dollars. But considering the advertising, the buzz surrounding the movie (especially since Kim Kardashian was in it and there was that whole threat, aka, folks pretending they were going to boycott the movie), and the people I saw standing in line for it on Saturday in NYC, I thought it would have been number one. And the movie isn’t actually bad. Despite a few predictable moments and a confusing ending, it was very entertaining.

Either way though, it’s a success for Perry and around his average opening weekend performances (Shadow and Act says his highest opening weekend performance was Madea Goes To Jail with $41 million, and the lowest being Daddy’s Little Girls with $11.2 million) so kudos to him.

If you saw the movie this past weekend and happened to be one of the people who helped it do $22.3 million at the box office, what did you think?


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