'Think Like A Man' Tops US Weekend B-O
Facing direct competition from The Lucky One, The Hunger Games miraculously had its lightest drop yet. The movie eased 32 percent to an estimated US$14.5 million, which brings its total to US$356.9 million (19th on the all-time list). Through 31 days in cinemas, The Hunger Games is only trailing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 by less than US$500,000, and is currently on pace to close above that movie's US$381 million total.
Even though it had to settle for fourth place, Chimpanzee got off to a great start for a documentary. In fact, its estimated US$10.2 million was the best three-day start for a Disney nature movie, and also the best debut for a nature documentary ever. Among all documentaries, it ranked third behind Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (US$29.5 million) and Fahrenheit 9/11 (US$23.9 million).
Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for April 20-22, 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. (-) Think Like a Man (SGem) $33.0 million ( $33.0 million) 1
2. (-) The Lucky One (WB) $22.8 million ($22.8 million) 1
3. (1) The Hunger Games (LGF) $14.5 million ($356.9 million) 5
4. (-) Chimpanzee (BV) $10.2 million ($10.2 million) 1
5. (2) The Three Stooges (Fox) $9.2 million ($29.3 million) 2