'Think Like a Man' dominates at the box office

The movie based off Steve Harvey's bestselling book came in first over 'The Lucky One,' an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, at the box office this weekend.

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'Think Like A Man' is based on the book by Steve Harvey.

Think Like A Man surpassed expectations at the box office over the weekend and banked a powerful $33 million. The ensemble film was directed by Tim Story, the man behind such hits as The Fantastic Four and Barbershop. The film was marketed mainly at an African-American audience, and therefore the best comparison for the film would be Tyler Perry’s efforts, although Think Like A Man (read our review) has bested all of Perry’s recent movies, with its opening weekend coming close to the lifetime gross of Good Deeds. What’s even more interesting is that the film covered its production budget on its opening day. 

Zac Efron grabbed second place with The Lucky One. The weekend take for the drama was a surprisingly good $22.8 million. The success of the adaptation again shows that audiences flock to see film versions of Nicholas Sparks’ novels. Although the debut of The Lucky One is below 2010’s Dear John’s $30 million debut. That film went on to gross a great $80 million by the end of its run.

The Hunger Games dropped to third place, grossing an additional $14.5 million, a number which ups its gross to a fantastic $356 million. The film’s worldwide take is now closing in on $600 million.

Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee banked $10.2 million over the Earth Day weekend, a decent number considering that the documentary is playing in just over 1,500 theaters.

The Three Stooges dipped round 45% from last weekend’s launch, laughing up another $9.2 million and raising its cume to $29 million.

The Cabin In The Woods scared $7.7 million away from moviegoers and brought its total to just under $27 million.

American Reunion brought its cume to $48.3 million after grossing a further $5.2 million. It’s a decent gross, but a far cry from the $100 million+ grosses of the previous franchise entries. Although the $50 million comedy is closing in on the century mark globally.

Titanic 3D saw its gross steam away to $52.8 million after it brought in another $5 million. The James Cameron epic has now grossed over $650 million at the US box office and more than $2 billion globally.

21 Jump Street continues to linger in the top ten. The cop show adaptation saw its cume swell to over $127 million and bank another $4.6 million.

The top ten was rounded out by Julia RobertsMirror Mirror. Another $4.1 million saw the fairy tale raise its domestic gross to over $55 million. Globally, the Lily Collins film has grossed more than $120 million, a solid number – but it does carry a $85 million budget.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Niall Browne blogs at Screen Rant.

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