Monday, April 23, 2012

Box Office

From worstpreviews, After four weeks in first place at the domestic box office, "The Hunger Games" lost the top spot to the ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man," which grossed $33 million, one of the best openings in recent history for a film with an almost all-black cast.

The new movie was made for only $12 million and will likely break the $100 million mark. Unfortunately, it will likely not have much of an international release. "Think Like a Man" has a 49% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.

Coming in second place was "The Lucky One," which stars Zac Efron and is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). The new movie grossed $22.8 million, but couldn't match the results of other Sparks' films, like "Dear John" ($30.5 million) or "The Last Song ($25.3 million). It has a lousy 21% fresh rating.

"The Hunger Games" had to settle for third place with another $14.5 million, which brought its worldwide total to $572 million.

The other wide release of the weekend, was "Chimpanzee," Disney's latest nature documentary. It landed in fourth place with $10.2 million, a record for Disneynature.

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