LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Being bad is good for Tyler Perry, whose latest movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," opened at the top of the box office with more than $24 million.
The Lionsgate comedy stars Oscar nominee Taraji (ta-RAH-gee) P. Henson as a hard-drinking nightclub singer forced to care for her delinquent niece and nephews. Besides directing and writing the film, Perry co-stars as his brash, cross-dressing alter ego, Madea (mah-DEE-ah).
It's Perry's second film this year to open at No. 1. In February, "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" debuted at the top spot with $41 million.
Coming in second was the dark, animated "9" from Focus Features, which made more than $15 million, according to Sunday estimates.
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