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'Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail' banks big bucks at the Friday box office

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail laughed up a hefty $14.9 million gross to lead the Friday box office by a big margin, according to Box Office Mojo. The dramedy is on pace to earn more than $30 mil for the weekend, which could make it Perry’s biggest movie box office success to date. Otherwise, the multiplex was rather quiet in this typically slow Academy Awards frame; the other major new release, Fired Up!, brought in a low-but-expected $2.3 mil. Friday’s totals are below, and please check back here on Sunday for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.

1. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail — $14.9 mil
2. Taken — $3.5 mil
3. He’s Just Not That Into You — $2.9 mil
4. Coraline — $2.8 mil
5. Friday the 13th — $2.8 mil
6. Confessions of a Shopaholic — $2.3 mil
7. Fired Up! — $2.3 mil
8. Slumdog Millionaire — $2.1 mil
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop — $1.9 mil
10. The International — $1.4 mil

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Friday the 13th slashes records

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He’s Just Not That Into You gets lots of love

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