It did it again…Think Like a Man went and surprised everyone for the second week in a row by winning the weekend box office game. I thought we had some pretty solid entries this week, but alas, nothing to take down the Steve Harvey comedy based on his novel. Scoring especially well with the matinees (those crazy kids, always like matinees) The Pirates! Band of Misfits carved out a second place spot over The Lucky One, but was still the worst box office opening for an Aardman Animations production (behind Arthur Christmas). The Hunger Games held in the top five at number four, and The Five Year Engagement, Safe, and The Raven were all, pretty much, well, DOA. All of this led to one of the worst weekends in 2012 so far….not good. However, we don't have to fret for long as The Avengers is still breaking records worldwide, and has opened at #1 in every foreign market. With the onslaught of early ticket sales, I don't think it will have any problem opening at #1 in the US next weekend. Avengers unite!
|1. Think Like A Man|
$18 million / $60.8m Total Domestic
Although it had a 50% drop, it still came out number one. Again…surprising, well, everyone.
|2. The Pirates! Band of Misfits|
$11.4 million / New / $75m Total Worldwide
A bit off from Ardman's Wallace & Grommit, the misfits managed to get themselves a #2 slot and a respectable opening weekend. Thank the children.
|3. The Lucky One|
$11.3 million / $39.9m Total Domestic / $43.7m Total Worldwide
Zac Efron still has pretty nice biceps.
|4. The Hunger Games|
$11.3 million / $372m Total Domestic / $601m Total Worldwide
Katniss and crew fell one whole slot to number four it it's sixth week of release. It has also now made more than $600 million worldwide.
|5. The Five-Year Engagement|
$11.2 million / New
Bombed...big time. While many believed it would win the box office this weekend, it only managed to barely open in the top 5. A bit strange for an Apatow produced Jason Segel RomCom, especially given the masses of money they put in the marketing…perhaps everyone is just saving their dollars for The Avengers next weekend.
$7.7 million / New
|7. The Raven|
$7.3 million / New / $10.8m Total Worldwide
It makes me sad, but John Cusack can't really open a movie. Especially a dark thriller inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe.
$5.5 million / $19.2m Total Domestic
Dropped from #4 to #8 , but with all of the new entries this week I think that is still a win for Oscar the chimp…and I still want to bring him home with me.
|9. The Three Stooges|
$5.4 million / $37.1 Total Domestic
The Stooges stick around, but will this be good enough for a sequel? I'm thinking not...
|10. The Cabin in the Woods|
$4.5 million / $34.7 Total Domestic / $43m Total Worldwide
It's still in the top 10….at least that is something?