Madea Holds Off the Jonas Brothers

The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Despite a decline of about 60% in ticket sales, Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail was able to hold off Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience to repeat a first place finish at the weekend box office. The Lionsgate comedy added $16.5 million in its second weekend to bring the film’s total to $64.9 million, making it the highest-grossing feature for Tyler Perry to date.

Disney’s “Jonas Brothers” film didn’t live up to expectations, as the release earned $12.7 million from 1,271 locations and had to settle for second place. Many had expected the movie to open with twice as many ticket sales.

Enjoying a big Oscars bounce, Fox Searchlight’s Slumdog Millionaire almost beat the Jonas Brothers as well. In third place, Danny Boyle’s award-winning drama earned another $12.2 million in its 16th(!!) weekend in theaters. The film, which was made for just $15 million, has now collected $115.1 million at the domestic box office. Slumdog Millionaire has earned another $75 million internationally and $190.1 million worldwide.

20th Century Fox’s Taken, starring Liam Neeson, continued to impress in its fifth weekend. The action-thriller dipped just 11.8% in ticket sales and added $9.95 million for a total of $107.9 million.

New Line/Warner Bros.’ He’s Just Not That Into You rounded out the top five with $5.9 million. In four weeks, the romantic comedy has made $78.5 million.

Fox’s new video game adaptation Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li didn’t attract many moviegoers. The film opened in 1,136 theaters and earned an estimated $4.7 million in eighth place.

In limited release, Wayne Kramer’s Crossing Over earned $75,600 from 9 theaters. The drama averaged $8,400 per location.

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