Think Like A Man Is Number One At The Box Office For Second Week In A Row
Sony Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man” is the repeat box office champ. It was relatively quiet weekend, the last before next week’s arrival of Disney and Marvel’s “The Avengers,” the first in what is expected to be a string of summer blockbusters. The African-American ensemble film, based on an advice book by comedian Steve Harvey, took in $18 million from 2,015 locations, lifting its overall gross to $60.8 million.
It easily beat out last week’s No. 2 film “The Lucky One.” The Warner Bros. movie, based on a Nicholas Spark romance novel and starring Zac Ephron, took in $11.6 million from 3,175 locations. Just behind that was Sony’s animated family film “Pirates! Band of Misfits,” propelled by a strong Saturday showing into the No. 3 spot with $11.5 from 3,358 locations. “The Five-Year Engagement,” an R-rated comedy from Universal, was a disappointing fourth. Co-written by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller, it took in $11.2 million from 2,936 locations. The film, with a production budget of $30 million, received a B- Cinemascore from an audience that skewed female (64 percent to 36 percent male) and older (57 percent over 30 vs. 43 percent under).