“Rio” Keeps “Madea’s Big Happy Family” Out Of The #1 Box Office Spot

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Rio movieBlue Sky Studios’ animated film Rio holds on to the number one spot at the box office for a second straight week holding off Tyler Perry’s sixth film in the Madea series, Madea’s Big Happy Family. Rio pulled in an estimated $26.8 million.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family was expected rule the box office this weekend, and it came close, pulling in $25.8 million, just $1 million less than Rio.  The film was expected to bring in at least $30 million.  The last Madea film, 2009′s Madea Goes To Jail, pulled in $41 million during its opening weekend.

1. ‘Rio,’ $26.8 million (3,842 screens), $81.3 million total
2. ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,’ $25.8 million (2,288), new release
3. ‘Water for Elephants,’ $17.5 million (2,817), new release
4. ‘Hop,’ $12.5 million (3,616 screens), $100.5 million
5. ‘Scream 4,’ $7.2 million (3,314), $31.2 million
6. ‘African Cats,’ $6.4 million (1,220), new release
7. ‘Soul Surfer,’ $5.6 million (2,240), $28.7 million
8. ‘Insidious,’ $5.4 million (2,130), $44.2 million
9. ‘Hanna,’ $5.3 million (2,384), $31.8 million
10. ‘Source Code,’ $5.1 million (2,363), $44.7 million

Source: Moviefone

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