Tyler Perry Talks Always Saying Movies With Black Stars Won’t Do Well In The World As New Madea Movie Takes Big Milestone

Tyler Perry beloved character Madea is back and the statistics are in: a parcel many people watched her return. A Homecoming Madea debuted on Netflix last week and quickly became the #1 movie on the streamer, not just in the US but in many countries around the world. As Perry celebrates this milestone, he reflects on how the film’s success clashes with the messages the industry initially gave him about the viability of his films.

A Homecoming Madea is the first in the franchise to come straight to Netflix, which also means it’s the first installment in the long-running franchise to become instantly available to audiences around the world. Netflix figures show the comedy was in the Top 10 of 33 countries around the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Sharing the news, Tyler Perry said:

Since the start of my career, I’ve always been told that “black films” don’t work well in other countries. I want to say “thank you” not only to my run or die in the United States, but to all of you around the world who have helped Hollywood see what I’ve always known! Films with black people can appeal to the whole world. Thanks thanks thanks. THANKS NETFLIX!!

The words of the director pass through his instagram, where he released some incredible stats about his new comedy-drama. According to Netflix, the comedy was watched for 31 million hours in its first week on the streamer. The film debuted at No. 1 in the United States alongside nine other countries: The Bahamas, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa. Check the stats yourself:

It must be pretty amazing to be Tyler Perry and see how his latest feature is being followed in countries around the world. The actor, filmmaker and producer decided to revive his armed matriarch (after saying goodbye to the character) in order to bring more laughter to the world during a particularly trying time in our history. It can certainly be proud of its reach and prove to Hollywood that “film noir” can be commercially successful all over the world.

Tyler recently celebrated 17 years since the release of his first film Madea, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Over the years, he’s certainly learned a lot about Hollywood and knows his audience. Madea films are generally panned by critics, and A Homecoming Madea is no exceptionbut people certainly showed up to see the beloved character after his absence from the screen.

Since there aren’t a ton of other high-profile Netflix releases until next week The Adam Projectwith Ryan Reynolds (who broke Netflix records last year with red notice) I suppose A Homecoming Madea will continue to be in the Top 10 this week as well. Check out this Netflix movie releases 2022 next arrive here on CinemaBlend.

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