Tyler Perry on The Oprah Show in 2009

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March 6, 2009
In March 2009, Tyler opened up about his other half, Madea.

Madea Goes to Jail grossed $68 million in two weeks. Tyler said he was thrilled the movie did so well and that people's experiences—not critic reviews or ratings—was what was most important to him.

"All I wanted to do ... is make a film that we can go out, laugh, forget about it for an hour and a half and enjoy ourselves," he said. "So that's what was important to me—to see that so many people saw it, to see that it's doing very well, means that I get to make another one."