Weekend Actuals (April 20-22):
1. Think Like a Man – $33,636,303
2. The Lucky One – $22,518,358
3. The Hunger Games – $14,666,007
‘Think Like a Man’ opened with $33.6 million from just 2,015 theaters. That’s about a $16,675 per-theater average which is third-highest so far in 2012.
Our last box office blog suggested surprise among the entertainment industry, but in hindsight the success of ‘Think Like a Man’ really shouldn’t be all that unexpected. The movie successfully delivers an entertaining story built around Steve Harvey’s popular self-help book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man“, making the movie a must see for millions of people who have already read the book.
Yes, people do read today.
You know Lionsgate is watching this movie’s box office success very closely as they have a similar film, ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’, set to release next month. This movie is clearly geared towards women and is also adapted from a book.
‘The Hunger Games’ slowed 31 percent to $14.7 million this weekend, bringing the total to $357.1 million – that’s 19th all-time. After a month in theaters, it is almost even with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2′ by no more than $300K, and is currently on pace to close even higher than Potter’s $381 million total.