Statistics can tell you all kinds of interesting things about people. Like this weekend’s box office results.
The Jonas Brothers “movie,” Jonas Brothers: 3D Concert Experience, came in a surprising number two, beaten out by Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail. Tyler Perry’s latest Tyler Perry film about Tyler Perry in a dress debuted last week, so it’s not like these two iconic blockbusters were released head-to-head.
So, what does this mean?
- People will go to the movies, no matter what’s playing. Since it was the coldest weekend of February, we’re guessing it was hobos looking to rub one out somewhere warm and dark. Madea Goes to Jail at least promises to be a women’s prison film, so there’s one reason why it came out on top.
- Producers of mindless “family values” entertainment have once again underestimated the power of African-American numbers. Tyler Perry is basically the Box Office Obama, beating out abstinence-pledging pretty white boys girls people.
- America is saving its money to go see The Watchmen over and over again this weekend. A comic book movie is going to win Best Picture one of these f@%king days!