Tyler Perry’s latest movie The Single Moms Club marks the Hollywood writer/director/producer powerhouse’s 17th film in 10 years. It also marks his final film under his partnership with Lionsgate. And it marks the end of an era as a filmmaker. One of Hollywood’s most bankable talents plans to take a break from making movies for now. He’s now devoted to making his television series for Oprah Winfrey’s Network.
Perry said he wanted to mark his anniversary in filmmaking by saluting one of the most overlooked people in our country—single moms. The movie is about the strength of the single mom, whom Perry calls his heroes.
The Single Moms Club, starring Nia Long and Amy Smart, is about five struggling single moms who form a support group. The film opened March 14th with $8.3 million at No. 5. It reportedly fell short about $10 million of studio expectations. It was Perry’s second lowest opening ever as a director, debuting weaker than 2007’s Daddy’s Little Girls, which opened at $11.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo.