Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married" was the number one movie in the box office this weekend, beating out Warner Bros.' "Michael Clayton" starring George Clooney and Sony's "We Own The Night" starring Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix.
Perry's movie, distributed by Lionsgate, grossed an estimated $21.5 million. "Michael Clayton" and "We Own The Night" was actually tied for third place with $11 million. The second-highest grossing movie of the weekend was Disney's "The Game Plan" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
"The Game Plan" finished its third week in the boxoffice with a cumulative $59.4 million, pushing Disney's sales to over $1 billion for the 11th time.
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" also debuted this weekend, grossing $6.18 million. The Universal Pictures movie stars Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen.
"How Did I Get Married," which Perry also directed and co-wrote, represents his third-biggest film opening, surpassed by the $30 million debut for last year's "Madea's Family Reunion" and the $21.9 million opening for 2005's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
In February, Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls" debuted with $11.2 million.
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