Movieline Crunches the Numbers on Tyler Perry's $130 Million Paycheck

tylerperry300.jpgHappy 42nd birthday, Tyler Perry! What better way to celebrate than by being named "entertainment's highest paid man" by Forbes? And to everyone else, I am sorry to inform you that to earn said title, Tyler Perry banked $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Ahead, Movieline parses Perry's windfall to give us some perspective on Madea's moneyed maker.

· Tyler Perry's 2008 to 2009 earnings, according to Forbes: $75 million

· Tyler Perry's 2009 to 2010 earnings, according to Forbes: $112 million

· Tyler Perry's 2010 to 2011 earnings, according to Forbes: $130 million

· Tyler Perry's income growth percentage from 2010: 16%

· Average amount of money Tyler Perry banked monthly this year: $10.8 million

· Median U.S. household income in 2010: $50,221

· Number of U.S households Perry could have funded entirely in 2010: 2,589

· Amount of money Tyler Perry charges his fans to join his "online family:" $0

· Amount of money Tyler Perry charges his "online family" for a talking Madea keychain: $6

· Amount of money Tyler Perry charges his "online family" for a For Colored Girls soundtrack: $15

· Amount of money Tyler Perry charges his "online family" for a Madea's Big Happy Family souvenir book: $10

· Number of feature films released by Perry in this twelve-month period: 2 (For Colored Girls and Madea's Big Happy Family)

· Estimated budget for For Colored Girls: $21 million

· Rotten Tomatoes rating for For Colored Girls: 33 percent

· Total box office gross for For Colored Girls: $37.7 million

· Estimated budget for Madea's Big Happy Family: $25 million

· Rotten Tomatoes rating for Madea's Big Happy Family: 39 percent

· Total box office gross for Madea's Big Happy Family: $53.3 million

· Number of television series that Perry currently produces: 2 (Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns)

· Amount of money Perry's production company earns from TBS (where both series air): $200 million for 100 episodes*

· Amount of money Perry's production company earns from TBS per episode: $2 million*

· Number of House of Payne episodes that premiered during this period: 28

· Number of Meet the Browns episodes that premiered during this period: 58

· Total number of television episodes produced by Perry in this period: 86

· Estimated amount of money Perry's production company earned from these episodes: $172 million

If those figures are depressing, consider that we don't even know what Perry banked for his syndicated TBS episodes, the merchandise he continues to sell for pre-2011 projects, his plays or his upcoming role in I, Alex Cross. Feel free to commiserate for each other below.

* denotes the these figures are based on Perry's 2006 contract

· The Highest-Paid Men in Entertainment [Forbes]



Comments

  • Jen Yamato says:

    Number of talking Madea keychains in my household cherished as prize possessions: 1

  • Julie Miller says:

    Do you use it on a daily basis or is it purely a collectible?

  • j'accuse! says:

    That's nothing Jen. S.T. has every Madea keychain ever made, including as of yet unreleased to the public prototypes, under lock and key in his hermetically sealed "Madea Dome". You don't even want to know what the decontamination protocol is like to get in that thing. Needless to say I'll be billing him for my next cycle of thetan purges, until the end of mother fucking time. Look at me, I'm shaking like a leaf just thinking about it...

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    I am actually genetically crossbreeding a line of Madea/Smurf goods that I hope will capitalize on two of this summer's most resounding successes. It has come to this.

  • j'accuse! says:

    I heart you so much, for being swag, and for your ability to inspire night terrors in yours truly with evil genius ideas like the above.

  • Ha! I just couldn't keep these night terrors all to myself! You're welcome!

  • Jen Yamato says:

    I get a lot of use out of it, actually. "HALLELUJER!"

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