Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry have pulled off a big surprise at the US box office by beating a slew of big-name Hollywood projects to the top of the box office with a sleeper hit.
The film about the difficulty of maintaining a solid love relationship in modern times, rose to the top position on the first week in theatres.
Perry's Why Did I Get Married? has rocketed to the top of the film charts with a stunning R146,6million opening-weekend take, according to studio estimates.
The romantic comedy, which stars writer-director Perry, Jackson (pictured), and singer Jill Scott, was expected to open behind George Clooney's legal drama Michael Clayton, Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth sequel, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg's crime thriller We Own the Night, but raced ahead of the competition.
Exact figures are still to be announced, but as Wenn went to press, last week's number one, The Game Plan,Michael Clayton and We Own the Night were all tied for second-place with just more than R75,01million.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age only made R42,2million in its opening weekend. - Wenn