It took five weeks, but the Box Office finally has a new victor.
The new relationship comedy ‘Think Like A Man’ stole the crown from ‘The Hunger Games’ over the weekend, ending its month-long reign atop the Box Office. The movie based on the popular Steve Harvey book ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’, pulled in $33M over the weekend. Apparently, audiences decided to trade the battle royale of ‘The Hunger Games’ for the Battle of the Sexes.
Speaking of relationships, Pretty Boy Zac Efron’s new romance flick ‘The Lucky One’ debuted in second place with $22.8M – much better than ol’ ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ did! (Remember that thing!?) But, this movie has Nicholas Sparks behind it, and evidently everything he cranks out is goddamn gold! Seriously, this is the SEVENTH film based on one of his novels!!
Disney’s ‘Chimpanzee’ also had a pretty good weekend. The film opened in the fourth spot with $10.2M, making it the most successful opening of all the DisneyNature documentaries; earning more than ‘Earth’, ‘Oceans’, and ‘African Cats’.
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|1||–||Think Like a Man||$33,000,000||$33,000,000||1|
|2||–||The Lucky One||$22,805,000||$22,805,000||1|
|3||1||The Hunger Games||$14,500,000||$356,900,000||5|
|5||2||The Three Stooges||$9,200,000||$29,355,000||2|
|6||3||The Cabin in the Woods||$7,750,000||$26,980,000||2|
|9||8||21 Jump Street||$4,600,000||$127,066,000||6|
[Image Credit: Screen Gems]
Happy 420 Everyone!
Many people will be spending the weekend sparking up or heading out into their communities to pick up trash for Earth Day. But, if somewhere between the mary jane and the garbage collecting you’d like to see a movie or two…here are your new choices.
Directing: Scott Hicks
Writing: Will Fetters (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Riley Thomas Stewart
Price of Admission will get you: Zac Efron doing his best in a movie that looks like it was tailor-made for Channing Tatum (He’s so hot right now).
Running Time · 101 min
Genre · Drama
Rating · PG-13
THINK LIKE A MAN
“Let the mind games begin.”
Directing: Tim Story
Writing: Steve Harvey (book), Keith Merryman, David A. Newman (screenplay),
Starring: Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy
Price of Admission will get you: so-called “comedy” about how all men are selfish jerks and all women are scheming bitches. Sounds like a great date movie!
Running Time · 123 min
Genre · Comedy
Rating · PG-13
Directing: Alastair Fothergill | Mark Linfield
Starring: Tim Allen
Price of Admission will get you: a cute documentary with cheesy narration by the Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor and some bold anthropomorphization of the title subjects.
Running Time · 78 min
Genre · Documentary
Rating · G