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
Tyler Perry
Produced by: Tyler Perry

The Single Moms club box officeTyler 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.