View Full Version : 'Madea' Earns $13M, Stays Atop Box Office

03-05-2006, 07:41 PM
``Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion,'' a comic drama from the creator of ``Diary of a Mad Black Woman,'' held off a rush of new releases to maintain the top spot at the weekend box office.

The Lionsgate Films movie raked in $13 million in its second weekend, bringing its gross to $48 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It edged out the cop thriller ``16 Blocks,'' which debuted at No. 2 with $11.7 million. The Warner Bros. film stars Bruce Willis as an NYPD detective trying to shuffle a star witness from a precinct lockup to a grand jury session 16 blocks away.

Overall, it was a lackluster weekend performance for Hollywood, where attention was focused on the Academy Awards on Sunday. The top 12 movies took in $83.8 million, down 23 percent from the same weekend last year.