Tyler Perry has shown that he will be around for a long time. Fans love Perry’s character Madea, who is loud, carries a gun, and gives wise advice. Some critics, like Spike Lee, have said that Perry’s work is “coonery and buffoonery.” Other critics say that Perry’s “work feeds into bad stereotypes about the Black community”. “Perry has also written, directed, and produced most of his work without the help of a writers’ room.
But many people would say that Perry’s good qualities trump his bad ones. Perry is” known for bringing back to life the careers of stars like Cicely Tyson, who had trouble finding good work in the second half of their careers. He has also given roles to unknown actors, like Idris Elba in Daddy’s Little Girls, which was his first lead part. Taraji P. Henson says Perry was the first person to pay her a six-figure salary in her career.
Perry definitely adds “to Black culture in his own way, and with his Tyler Perry Studios location, which he” paid for all by himself, there’s no question that this will keep happening. Even if you don’t like Perry’s movies, they do “well at the box office.
Here are 5 of Perry’s most successful movies:
Madea Goes to Jail ($90”,500,000,000)
The movie, which came out in 2009, is about Madea going to jail. While there, she makes friends with Keisha Knight Pulliam, a young prostitute in jail who is close with a well-known assistant district attorney.
“Madea Family Funeral ($75.8 million)
In the 2009 comedy-drama, Madea and her group of old” ladies go to a family gathering, where they are surprised to have to plan a funeral, which brings out some deep family secrets.
($74.8 million) Boo! A Madea Halloween.
In a movie that came out in 2016, Madea keeps an eye on her great-niece’s antics over Halloween weekend. Diamond White, a singer from X Factor, is in the movie.
“Witness Protection” with Madea ($”65 million)
When a Wall Street investment banker is” “set up as the leader of a Ponzi scheme and sent to” witness protection, he and his family have trouble getting used to “Madea’s southern home and rules. Denise Richards and Eugene Levy are in the” movie. The movie came out in 2014.
Madea’s Family Reunion made $63,257,940.
Lynn Whitfield, Blair Underwood, Boris Kodjoe, and others are in the 2006 movie. Madea has to deal with family drama and take care of a troubled teen while she plans a family gathering.