The Single Moms Club
|Budget: $20 million (estimated)||Financed by: Lionsgate|
|Domestic Gross: $15,973,881||Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate|
|Overseas Gross: $391,570||
Directed by: Tyler Perry
Produced by: Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry’s 15th film tanked at the domestic box office and Perry and Lionsgate parted ways a few weeks before The Single Moms Club was released, ending his longterm first look deal at the studio. The budget is unreported, but his films usually cost within the $20 million range. Lionsgate’s marketing is usually a small and very successful spend in the right markets for Perry’s films, but his target demo avoided this one. The pic opened with a poor $8,075,111 coming in way below Lionsgate’s expectations for a mid-teens gross. The Single Moms Club placed #5 for the weekend led by holdover Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Lionsgate’s stock fell 5.1% on Monday, as this was the first Perry film to open under $10 million and the as of yet released Divergent was receiving mixed reviews and investors were worried. The Single Moms Club had terrible legs and fell 61.6% to $3,103,057 and quickly closed its run with $15,973,881. Since Perry is a non-entity outside of the US, there’s no international numbers to fall back on and the film saw a release in three small markets to $391,570. Home video sales were just $5.6 million and The Single Moms Club marks the biggest flop for Perry.