Monday, April 30, 2012

'Think Like A Man' Stays Atop by 'Default'

APRIL 30, 2012 - While America waits the release of Marvel's The Avengers this Friday, four new nationwide releases landed with a thud over the weekend, allowing Think Like a Man to stay atop the US box office chart. The Top 12 earned just under US$100 million on the final weekend in Spring 2012, which is obviously way off from the same frame last year when Fast Five opened to US$86.2 million.

Think Like a Man fell 47 per cent to an estimated US$18 million. Through 10 days in cinemas, the movie has already made US$60.9 million, which makes it the highest-grossing movie from April 2012 ahead of Titanic 3D (US$56.3 million).

Based on Sunday estimates, The Pirates! Band of Misfits was the highest-grossing movie among the new releases, though that isn't really saying much —the stop-motion animation flick claimed second place with a meagre estimated US$11.4 million. That's lower than Arthur Christmas's US$12.1 million debut in November, which makes it the worst opening ever for British production house Aardman Animation.

Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for April 27-29, 2012 weekend, in terms of rank, (previous week ranking), Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo. (US$1=RM3)

1. (1) Think Like a Man (SGem) $18.0 million ($60.8 million) 2

2. (-) The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Sony) $11.4 million ($11.4 million) 1

3. (2) The Lucky One (WB) $11.3 million ($39,.9 million) 2

4. (3) The Hunger Games (LGF) $11.2 million ($372.4 million) 6

5. (-) The Five-Year Engagement (Uni.) $11.1 million ($11.1 million) 1


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