Monday, April 30, 2012

"Think Like A Man" Holds On

"Think Like a Man" - a Tyler Perry-esque film - has managed to hold onto its domestic #1 box office position for the second weekend in a row.

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On the other side of the world, though, The Avengers launched and made a very nice $178.4 million on its first overseas weekend. The film launched in 39 countries last week (including Great Britain, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, and France) and will be coming to U.S. theaters later this week.

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
3. Fez
4. Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
5. Trials Evolution
6. Mortal Kombat
7. Journey
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

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I really liked these movie and video game update posts. :D
    Those counties are really lucky to get The Avengers first. I think it will do better than Harry Potter. I have not seen a negative review for it yet. And it currently hold a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with only one Rotten review. It looks like The Avengers is going to be the best movie since The Lord of the Rings and Revenge of the Sith.
    I am al ittle surprised that Skayrim is not the video game list but I guess that everyone has already bought a copy.



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