26/04/2018 12:27 SAST | Updated 26/04/2018 12:27 SAST

Mzansi, Tyler Perry Sees You!

The renowned actor and producer took to Twitter to thank South Africans for watching his latest offering, "Acrimony".

Tyler Perry.
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Tyler Perry.

Suspense thriller "Acrimony" opened in South African cinemas on March 29 and has proven a hit with audiences — especially in South Africa.

The film's writer and director, Tyler Perry, took to Twitter to thank Mzansi for the support.

"I see you South Africa!! You set a box-office record for 'Acrimony' a few weeks ago. Now we're still holding strong! I've got to plan a trip to say thank you!" he said on Twitter.

South Africans were quite excited about the idea of having the Hollywood star visiting.

Perry is best-known for the Madea comedy franchise (starting with the hit "Diary Of A Mad Black Woman") — a franchise which he wrote and starred in, playing intimidating granny Madea in drag. He has produced and directed several other popular films.