Think Like A Man and The Lucky One dethrone The Hunger Games at the weekend box office
Well, I never saw this one coming. The little advertised THINK LIKE A MAN pulled in a whopping $33 million at the weekend box office, which was more than enough to make it the #1 movie of the weekend. For those keeping records at home, this means that Jerry Ferrara (Turtle, from ‘Entourage’) now has/had a hit TV show, a hit movie and a couple of hot girlfriends (he was/is dating Alexandra Blodgett and Jamie-Lynn Sigler). I’m not sure what that means, because I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, but I think it’s something we should all ponder for a bit.
There were two other new movies competing at the weekend box office, including the Nicolas Sparks tear-jerker THE LUCKY ONE with Zac Efron and Disney’s CHIMPANZEE. THE LUCKY ONE came in second with about $23 million, which is quite a debut for Efron, considering he was super-famous there for a while and then kind of dropped off for a while. As for Disney’s CHIMPANZEE, Disney continues to be the king of making money from stuff they’ve already shown audiences before. And if not for JOHN CARTER, I’m sure the studio would be rolling in cash. Then there’s THE HUNGER GAMES, which saw its four week run at #1 at the weekend box office come to an end. But don’t cry for THE HUNGER GAMES since the film has managed to take in over $357 million so far at the box office and at #3 this weekend, it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down too much.
THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT, THE RAVEN and PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS will all be competing at the next weekend box office. I like Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, so THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT should be a great romantic comedy. THE RAVEN looks like it could be rough, but the movie I’m most looking forward to is PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS. I love the animators over at Aardman Animation, so it should be fun.
1.Think Like A Man $33m
2. The Lucky One $23.4m
3. The Hunger Games $14.9m
4. Chimpanzee $10.5m
5. The Three Stooges $10.1m
6. The Cabin in The Woods $8.2m
7. American Reunion $5.7m
8. Titanic 3D $5.1m
9. 21 Jump Street $4.7m
10. Mirror Mirror $4.4m