Tyler Perry’s lates film, Good Deeds, had a decent opening weekend and he couldn’t be happier.
With $16 miliion in ticket sales this weekend, Good Deeds made a great showing, but it only came in #2 this weekend. Act of Valor, which came in at #1, beat it out for the top spot at the box office by raking in more than $24.5 million.
BoxOfficeMojo.com reports, however, that Act of Valor was being played on 902 more screens across the country than Good Deeds.
Tyler isn’t terribly concerned about the rankings at the box office, though. He’s just glad that he was able to turn out a great film for all of his fans, some of whom wondered whether Good Deeds would measure up to their expectations
"You know I’m grinning from ear to ear right now," Tyler wrote on his official website. "I knew you would love this movie, so if I may say, I told you so, I TOLD YOU SO…LOL."
He added, "Many of you said it’s my best film, most of you thought it was excellent and all of you seemed to have really enjoyed it."
Like many others, Tyler wondered if Good Deeds would play well with his fan base, but he admitted that he was pleasantly surprised by the numbers.
"I must say I was a little nervous. This movie is way different for me, and for it to be a dramatic film I was a little unsure if you would come out to see it," a very thankful Tyler wrote, adding that he never takes his audience and their loyalty for granted. "The #2 movie is worth so much celebration, especially if you knew the behind-the-scenes drama I’ve been dealing with. But that’s another story and I refuse to dwell on the negative."
Both Act of Valor and Good Deeds far outpaced their other opening weekend competitors, Jennifer Aniston’s Wanderlust ($6.6 million) and Gone ($5 million), starring Amanda Seyfried.