Tyler Perry began as a humble playwright, but thanks to his insane work ethic, seemingly never-ending creative inspiration and knowing people in the right places (Oprah!), he's catapulted himself to mega-producer in both film and television. Erin Fox sat down with Perry to discuss his writing process, his new movie The Family That Preys and why he wanted to tackle television with The House of Payne. He definitely left us wondering, does he ever sleep?
Burn After Reading by Macall Polay/Focus Features
Joel and Ethan Coens spy comedy Burn After Reading helped the fall box office get back on track after a terrible opening a week ago outselling three other newcomers to take the weekends top spotAccording to Variety Reading which stars Brad Pitt George Clooney John Malkovich and Frances McDormand took in 196 million this weekend marking the Coen Brothers largest opening ever While that number pales in comparison to the huge openings brought in by some of the summers blockbusters this weekends top films Burn Tyler Perrys The Family That Preys with 18 million and the Robert De Niro and Al Pacino reuniting Righteous Kill with 165 million combined for a 35 percent increase in sales from the same weekend a year agoThe weekends other new release The Women landed in fourth place with 10 million and The House Bunny rounded out the Top 5 with 43 million Last weekends top-grossing flick Bangkok Dangerous dropped a staggering 69 percent and fell to eighth place