Tyler Perry tops the US box office

He might not have a huge following in the UK, but writer/director/actor Tyler Perry certainly enjoys success across the pond - his latest, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, opened in first place this weekend.

The drama made $24 million, which meant that animated adventure 9, which arrived on Wednesday, had to make do with second place and $10.8 million.

The rest of the top five were already in place - in third, Inglourious Basterds soared past $100 million, adding $6.5 million to its total, while All about Steve took fourth place with $5.8 million and The Final Destination settled into fifth with $5.5 million.

Just outside the top of the charts were new arrivals Sorority Row ($5.2 million) and the distinctly dodgy Whiteout ($5.1 million).

The top 10:

  1. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself ($24 million)
  2. 9 ($10.8 million)
  3. Inglourious Basterds ($6.5 million)
  4. All About Steve ($5.8 million)
  5. The Final Destination ($5.5 million)
  6. Sorority Row ($5.2 million)
  7. Whiteout ($5.1 million)
  8. District 9 ($3.6 million)
  9. Julie & Julia ($3.3 million)
  10. Gamer ($3.1 million)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo ]