Entries in Madea's Big Happy Family (3)


'Fast Five' Outruns Box Office Competition

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Fast Five proved too fast for the rest of the competition at the box office over the weekend. The fifth installment of the Fast and Furious movie series pulled in $83.6 million in its opening weekend to top box office sales.

Coming in a distant second was the animated film Rio, which garnered $14.4 million from movie patrons.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family ($10.1 million), Water for Elephants ($9.1 million) and Prom ($5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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'Rio' Tops Box Office for Second Straight Week

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Fox animated film, Rio, has run away with the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row.

According to the latest box office figures, Rio pulled in $26.8 million over the weekend, trailed by Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, which raked in $25.8 million in its first week.

Water for Elephants ($17.5 million), Hop ($12.5 million) and Scream 4 ($7.2 million) rounded out the top five at the box office, in that order.

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'Water for Elephants,' Latest 'Madea' Film, 'African Cats' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Water for Elephants: Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Robert Pattinson plays a veterinary student in the 1930s who falls in love with a circus performer, played by Reese Witherspoon.  Christoph Waltz also stars.  Rated PG-13.

-- Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family: Tyler Perry reprises his signature character -- the elderly, no-nonsense Madea -- who tries to reunite her niece Shirley with Shirley's three adult children, all of whom are dealing with personal problems.  Rated PG-13.

-- African Cats: The Disneynature documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, follows a lion cub named Mara, a lion named Fang, and a cheetah named Sita in Africa.  The film's release coincides with Earth Day.  Rated G.´╗┐

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