Tyler Perry's Successful 'Marriage' With Lionsgate Continues as TYLER American DVD Charts With Two Million Units Sold



    
    DVD of Perry's Stage Play WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARK Also Debuts in the Top
10
    

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21 /CNW/ --
Tyler Perry has again underscored the success of his partnership with
LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE:   LGF), the premier independent filmed entertainment studio,
and Lionsgate continued its DVD hot streak as Perry's latest DVD release --
TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED? -- debuted at number one on the North
American DVD charts this past week with over two million units already sold. 
The accompanying DVD release of his stage play WHAT'S DONE IN THE DARK also
debuted in the top 10.
    Lionsgate has now released five consecutive high-profile DVD releases
that have debuted at number one or number two on the North American DVD and
BluRay charts, all in the past two months -- the action thriller WAR, starring
Jason Statham and Jet Li, the critically-acclaimed Western 3:10 TO YUMA,
starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, the outrageous comedy GOOD LUCK
CHUCK, teaming Jessica Alba and Dane Cook, the fourth installment of the
incredibly successful SAW franchise and TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED?.
    Proving to be an unstoppable force in Hollywood, Tyler Perry releases --
including theatrical blockbusters DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN and MADEA'S
FAMILY REUNION, along with many of his most popular plays -- have sold over 23
million units to date.  TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED? debuted at number
one at the North American box office when it was released theatrically in
October 2007 and grossed more than $55 million.  Lionsgate will look to
continue its Tyler Perry run as it gears up for the theatrical debut of its
fifth Tyler Perry film -- MEET THE BROWNS -- which hits theatres March 21.
    "Tyler Perry is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon," said Ron
Schwartz, Lionsgate Home Entertainment General Manager and Executive Vice
President. "He has an enormously loyal following, which continues to grow with
each new theatrical and DVD release. His way of delivering incredibly strong
moral messages with laughter, heart and soul is something that is unique among
today's filmmakers. We look forward to releasing many more films and DVDs
based on his works as we continue to build our powerful Tyler Perry
franchise."
    
    WHY DID I GET MARRIED? SYNOPSIS/SPECIAL FEATURES
    
    Written, produced, directed and starring Perry, TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I
GET MARRIED? is a big-screen adaptation of his hit stage play of the same
name. Also starring Janet Jackson and Jill Scott, the movie is an intimate
story about the challenge of maintaining a solid love relationship in modern
times.  The heartwarming and often hilarious film looks at eight married
college friends who have gathered for their annual seven-day reunion.  The
cozy mood is shattered when the group comes face-to-face with one pair's
infidelity.  As secrets are revealed, each couple begins questioning the
validity of their own marriage.  Over the course of the weekend, husbands and
wives take a hard look at their lives, wrestling with issues of commitment,
betrayal, redemption and the road to forgiveness.

    
    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
    --  "Janet Jackson: Return of an Icon" featurette
    --  "Reflections on Getting 'Married'" featurette
    --  "The Music of  'Married'" featurette
    ABOUT LIONSGATE
    
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library of nearly 12,000 motion picture titles and television episodes is a
stable source of recurring revenue and is a foundation for the growth of the
Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand name is synonymous with
original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.

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    For further information, contact:

    
     Adam Fenton                        Jodie Magid
     BENDER/HELPER IMPACT               LIONSGATE
     212-689-6360                       212-386-6885/310-255-4072
     adam_fenton@bhimpact.com           jmagid@lionsgate.com
    

    For corporate inquiries, contact:

    
     Peter D. Wilkes
     310-255-3726
     pwilkes@lionsgate.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Adam Fenton of BENDER|HELPER IMPACT, 
+1-212-689-6360, adam_fenton@bhimpact.com, for Lionsgate; or Jodie Magid, 
+1-212-386-6885, +1-310-255-4072, jmagid@lionsgate.com, or corporate 
inquiries, Peter D. Wilkes, +1-310-255-3726, pwilkes@lionsgate.com, both of 
Lionsgate Web Site: http://www.lionsgate.com


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