The general consensus here is that Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is a stinker. It’s a slow weekend at the box office so it manages to do well in the rankings but that’s the only place it does:
A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.
A mere 25% on the tomatometer – ouch.
Not that this is all that much of a surprise:
If Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is really the final big-screen adventure for Perry’s iconic alter-ego, then at least she’s going out with a bang. The Lionsgate release, also apparently the last Tyler Perry Production to come from Lionsgate (he released Nobody’s Fool via Paramount/Viacom), earned a solid $9.2 million last night to top the Friday box office. That positions the family melodrama/comedy for yet another $23m-$25m debut frame. For the last 14 years, Perry’s Madea adventures have generally opened with between $21 million and $25m and ended up with between $50m and $65m.
Solid workman like stuff perhaps but maybe not much more than that:
A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.