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Think Like a Man Tops Domestic Box Office, Battleship a Hit Overseas

Source: Box Office Mojo
April 22, 2012

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

After a four-week reign by The Hunger Games at the domestic box office, two movies were able to pass up the blockbuster this weekend. First place belonged to Screen Gems' Think Like a Man, which earned $33 million from 2,015 theaters for a strong average of $16,337 per location. Made for just $12 million, the film received an impressive A CinemaScore. Directed by Tim Story, Think Like a Man stars Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Gary Owen and Gabrielle Union.

At the international box office, Universal Pictures' Battleship continued its strong showing, adding another $58.4 million for a total of $129 million. Director Peter Berg's adaptation of Hasbro's classic naval combat game, starring Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson, doesn't hit North American theaters until May 18.

Back to the domestic results, Warner Bros.' Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Lucky One took a strong $22.8 million in second place from 3,155 theaters. Averaging $7,228 per site, the Scott Hicks-directed romantic drama received a B+ CinemaScore and stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart, Adam Lefevre and Blythe Danner.

Dropping to third place, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games still added another $14.5 million its fifth weekend to bring its domestic total to $356.9 million. Made for $78 million and based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the movie has now climbed to the 19th spot on the all-time domestic box office list and will pass up Jurassic Park shortly for the 18th spot. Internationally, the film earned $13 million this weekend to push its overseas total to $215.8 million and worldwide total to $572.7 million.

Debuting at No. 4 was Disneynature's Chimpanzee with $10.2 million from 1,563 theaters. The documentary was directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield.

Twentieth Century Fox's The Three Stooges rounded out the top five with $9.2 million. The Farrelly brothers comedy was produced for $30 million and has collected $29.4 million after two weeks. Following closely in sixth was Lionsgate's The Cabin in the Woods with $7.8 million and $26.98 million after two weeks.

Seventh and eighth place belonged to American Reunion and Titanic in 3D which earned $5.2 million and $5 million, respectively. The former has collected $48.3 million domestically compared to the latter film's $52.8 million.

Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.





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