Tyler Perry has been a godsend to the Lionsgate studio, providing hit after hit. But are his efforts really appreciated? Are his hit films just being taken for granted? It’s hard to say, it is the holidays and things can get rushed, but judging from the lack of PR enthusiasm on the part of Lionsgate Home Entertainment you just have to wonder … where's the love for his latest hit as it transitions from theatres to the home entertainment marketplace? Oh well.
His latest box office success, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, will be heading home on Jan. 30 as both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions. With that Q1’18 street date, the ARR works out to 102 days and box office receipts currently total $47.2 million.
Bonus treats include outtakes, deleted scenes and a pair of featurettes — “Caddy Whack Boo” and “Why We Love Joe!”
Also getting a release date is the directing team of Michael and Peter Spierig’s Jigsaw, the latest edition in the studio’s lucrative Saw franchise.
A three-SKU array of home entertainment products will be ready for fans of the series to enjoy on Jan. 23 … these will be a stand-alone DVD edition, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition and a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack selection.
The ARR works out to a swift-to-market 88 days and ticket sales currently stand at $37.6 million.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has been slow to get the official press announcement out on Jigsaw (again, it could be the holiday season), so we have to rely on WaxWorks’ Dec. 4 “Hot Sheet” sales bulletin for information on the street date (sans details on bonus goodies, of course).