Monday, April 23, 2012
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.