(Los Angeles Times) — Lionsgate has renewed its movie and home entertainment agreement with its most prolific supplier, filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry. The new contract keeps Perry, whose films such as “Madea Goes to Jail” and “Why Did I Get Married?” are hugely popular with African-American women, in business with the Santa Monica studio for three more years. Over the last six years, Lionsgate has released 10 movies produced by Perry. Since his debut in 2005 with “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” Perry’s films have grossed $52 million domestically on average, though they typically take in very little overseas. Perry’s next release, “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” opens April 22, and “We the Peeples,” which he produced but didn’t direct or star in, doesn’t yet have a release date.