“Hunger Games” have been on the first position of weekend box offices for so long that we didn’t even bother looking at charts anymore. Luckily, the situation was different this weekend as “Think Like A Man” managed to dethrone “Hunger Games” for the first time in four weeks, according to Us Weekly.
The new flick which attracted many film goers to theaters this weekend was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”. The motion picture was the only one to gain more money than “Hunger Games” during its debut weekend. Based on statistics provided by North American theaters, “Think Like A Man” grossed $33 million from Friday to Sunday.
The movie is about a band of four male friends who face various love problems because their partners read Harvey’s book and take his advice to heart. The four friends come to realize that all their troubles were caused by the said book and they start reading it, too, in order to turn the tables in their favor. The comedy features performances from Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart.
“Hunger Games” was not even on the second place this weekend as this position was occupied by the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Lucky One” starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling. The drama of an Iraq soldier who falls in love with a woman he saw in a photograph raised $22.8 million this weekend and is expected to do even better in the following days.
The third spot was taken by “Hunger Games” with only $14.5 million registered at domestic theaters. Even so, the flick has done a pretty good impression on many film goers as it has managed to gain a total of $357 million since its debut on March 23.
Many customers have chosen to go to Disney’s documentary “Chimpanzee”, propelling the production on the fourth position of the chart with $10.2 million. The remake of the classic comedy “The Three Stooges” was not the most requested, given that it was placed on the fifth position this weekend.