Tyler Perry is ending the Madea franchise on a high note. The final installment titled A Madea Family Funeral earned an unexpected $27.1 million domestically this weekend, which only proves that the gun-toting grandmother is still relevant and very much loved.
In a recent interview with CNN, Perry shared why he chose to say goodbye to Madea. "I'll be 50 this year and I'm just at a place in my life where this next 50 I want to do things differently," he said. "This character has been amazing. So many people have loved her. It's been a great franchise."
Perry's previous 19 films have grossed over $864 million at the North American box office.