The hot romantic comedy, “Think Like a Man” managed another slam dunk at the box office over the weekend. Based on comedian/entertainer Steve Harvey’s self-help relationship best seller, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the film earned $17.6 million — holding on to the title of number one movie the country for the second straight week.
“Think Like a Man” has quickly snatched up an amazing $60 million at the domestic box office in less than two weeks. The budget for the movie was a mere $12 million. So “Think Like a Man” is on the way to becoming a major film success.
“Think Like a Man” will be forced to relinquish its crown this weekend, when the blockbuster, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” explodes on movie screens this Friday. After debuting in foreign markets, “The Avengers,” featuring a group of comic book heroes, has generated around $178 million. It’s expected to have a huge opening here this weekend.
Meanwhile, the new stop-action clay animation, “The Pirates! Bank of Misfits,” landed in second place at the domestic box office over the weekend. “The Pirates” made $11 million.
“The Hunger Games” took third with $10.814 million, edging out “The Lucky One,” which had to settle for fourth with $10.808 million. And rounding out the top five, the new rom com, “Five-Year Engagement,” pulling in a disappointing $10.6 million. The film about a couple’s engagement, which gets delayed by the unexpected events of life, was supposed to be this weekend’s box office champ. It stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. A lot of chatter today about what went wrong. Well, I think the “The Five-Year Engagement” trailer was only so-so funny and most likely that had something to do with the lackluster interest from moviegoers.