Hollywood eyes are on Tyler Perry's new film, Madea's Family Reunion, to see if the film will exceed the rather surprising success of last year's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which grossed $50 million after being made for $5.5 million. Distrib Lions Gate funded Madea's to the tune of $10 million, and there will likely be more of Perry's films to come, assuming Madea's equals the success of its predecessor (Lions Gate acquired a seven - count 'em, seven - picture deal for the remaining Madea films after Diary). Lions Gate is opening the film on 2,194 screens, compared to Diary's 1,483, and has set up interviews for Perry, but did not release Madea's to press ahead of time, perhaps due to the sound drubbing Diary received from critics.