Facebook Watch: ‘Madea’ Makes Waves
Monday Afternoon Update: Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween finally sprung to life over the past week as it rose a hefty 77% to 165,893 likes overall. This will mark the seventh Madea film to open at the box office (ninth overall including cameo appearances), a franchise which has been hugely successful for Tyler Perry. The character and its draw has shown signs of fatigue in recents years though with the last entry A Madea Christmas opening to just $16 million, the lowest of all eight released films to date that Madea has starred or had cameos in. By comparison, A Madea Christmas had over 550,000 likes a week before its release so Boo! has a ways to go by mid-October to even match the previous film’s Facebook footprint.
Both Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby were neck and neck for second spot, each rising ~25,000 likes overall to push their totals to the ~600,000 mark. These numbers both seem to be very impressive at first glance but when you consider that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and The Visit had 866,202 and 630,881 likes the exact same distance it helps to outline the upper limits of potential for each. BoxOffice Pro is currently predicting $13 million for Blair Witch and $12 million for Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Facebook Top 10 Movies by Like Increase for the last week Ending Sunday September 11
|1||10/21/16||Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween||165,893||93,990||71,903||76.50%|
|2||09/16/16||Bridget Jones’s Baby||602,864||577,189||25,675||4.45%|
|4||09/23/16||The Magnificent Seven (2016)||218,885||194,097||24,788||12.77%|
|5||02/10/17||Fifty Shades Darker||9,982,590||9,961,344||21,246||0.21%|
|6||09/30/16||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children||606,147||586,708||19,439||3.31%|
|10||10/07/16||The Girl on the Train (2016)||115,685||99,767||15,918||15.96%|