And it looks like the Disney film will be more than able to unseat Think Like a Man, the current king of the domestic box office hill.
While The Hunger Games has been pushed down to the #4 position, it has made $372.5 million total, "putting it less than $10 million behind last year's 'Harry Potter' finale, the top-grossing entry of that fantasy franchise" (Star Tribune). Even with The Avengers arriving this week, The Hunger Games will likely remain on the Top Ten List for a week or two longer.
Here are the ten top-grossing films last weekend (Friday April 27th - Sunday April 29th) at U.S. and Canadian theaters:
1. Think Like a Man - $18 million
2. The Pirates! Band of Misfits - $11.4 million
3. The Lucky One - $11.3 million
4. The Hunger Games - $11.25 million
5. The Five-Year Engagement - $11.2 million
6. Safe - $7.7 million
7. The Raven - $7.3 million
8. Chimpanzee - $5.5 million
9. The Three Stooges - $5.4 million
10. The Cabin in the Woods - $4.5 million
Here, also, is the list for the top ten games for May, as compiled by Game Informer:
1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
2. Xenoblade Chronicles
4. Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
5. Trials Evolution
6. Mortal Kombat
8. MLB 12: The Show
9. Prototype 2
10. Dragon's Dogma
As it stands now, if The Avengers makes more than $169.2 million on its opening weekend then it will have the record for the film with the biggest U.S. opening weekend, pushing the current first place Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 down to second place.
Considering that The Avengers made $178.4 million on its first overseas weekend, do you think the film will be able to duplicate that same success here in the states?
- Edessa, signing off