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Tyler Perry's 'Family Reunion' Sells 2M DVDs in First Week

8 Jul, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

The “Tyler Perry” franchise continued its lucrative run for Lionsgate as the DVD of Madea's Family Reunion sold 2 million units in the first week after its release June 27.

Combined with home video releases of Perry stage shows Madea Goes to Jail and Why Did I get Married?, the three DVDs have ranked in the top 10 in sales and combined for 3.6 million units sold in their first week, according to the Santa Monica, Calif.-based minimajor.

To date, Lionsgate has released nine “Perry” DVDs for a combined 11 million units sold. Other titles include stage productions of Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns and I Can Do Bad All By Myself.

“Tyler Perry is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon,” said Lionsgate president Steve Beeks. “He has an enormously loyal following, which continues to grow with each new theatrical and DVD release. We are very fortunate to be partnered with such a wonderful creative talent and look forward to many more releases based on his works down the road.”

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