Lionsgate’s head of distribution, David Spitz, thinks that opening weekend numbers .”..proved that Perry’s a legitimate director who goes beyond his standard “Madea” drag persona.” Okkkay. Peep the stats he uses. OR it proves this group’s loyalty and their spending power. If Lionsgate actively pursued an audience outside of Perry’s core as discussed here, then why were 81% of those engaged both African-American and female? Exactly. Loyalty. Just be real. It’s about them dollas. Not his legitimacy as a director.