Box Office Is Good to Bad

Tyler Perry's newest success defies advertising formula
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2009 2:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – The box office was good to I Can Do Bad All By Myself, which took in $24 million this weekend, USA Today reports. Tyler Perry’s latest flick rode the same under-the-radar marketing blitz that drew legions of Christians and African Americans to his Madea movies. The digitally-animated 9 made $10.9 million this weekend for a five-day haul of $15.3 million, while Inglourious Basterds ($6.5 million), All About Steve ($5.8 million), and The Final Destination ($5.5 million) rounded out the top five.