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Who’s the more successful movie producer: Will Packer or Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry and Will Packer
Perry: Leon Bennett/Getty Images, Packer: Brad Barket/Getty

Packer, the producer of Girls Trip, What Men Want, Ride Along, and Night School, actually has the larger combined box office gross at $1.35 billion for the 22 films on which he’s worked as a producer. For the Madea creator to come close to that figure, you have to combine the films that Perry has either directed, written, produced, or acted in—a total of 27 films, where the combined box office gross is $1.27 billion.

This article appears in our November 2019 issue.