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Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming takes Netflix’s number-one spot

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Tyler Perry’s newest project, A Madea Homecominghit number one on Netflix this past weekend.

In a Sunday Instagram post, Perry, the creator and star of the Madea franchise, expressed his gratitude for the accomplishment and shared an image of the film sitting in the top spot that day. 

“Well!! Y’all still got this old broad’s back!! What a blessing after all these years. Still number one!” the post read.

In the comedy film, released on Feb. 25, Madea welcomes her family who all come to town to celebrate her great-grandson’s graduation from college. But in Madea-like fashion, turmoil arises, threatening the happy homecoming.

Perry welcomed back many of the franchise veterans for the movie, like Tamela and David Mann, who play Cora and Mr. Brown.

“We’ve worked together for so many years on so many projects. We feel like family, like we were all born to the same family,” Perry said in a press release.

The film marks Perry’s 12th appearance as the crazy, outgoing, never-afraid-to-speak-her-mind Madea. It was 17 years ago on the release day of A Madea Homecoming, that his first-ever film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, was released — something Perry also noted in his Instagram post, adding, “Wow! What a run. What a blessing.”

The multi-hyphenate entertainer recently wrapped up his Madea’s Farewell Play tour in an effort to say goodbye to the franchise. From the looks and success of A Madea Homecoming, it may be much longer before the end of America’s beloved Black auntie.  “Hallelujer!”

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