'Think Like A Man Stands' Firm At Top Of Box Office Charts30 April 2012
'Think Like A Man Stands' Firm At Top Of Box Office Charts
Think Like A Man was a hit at the U.S. box office this week, raking in $18 million in its second week and remaining firm at the top of the charts, CNN reports today (April 30, 2012). This is, of course, the week before Avengers: Assemble is expected to obliterate all competition when it gets its domestic release. For now, though, the big-screen adaptation of Steve Harvey's well-known self-help book can revel in its own glory. The movie, which features Chris Brown has grossed over $60 million; an impressive result for a movie filmed on a $12 million budget.
The Five Year Engagement, the latest comedy from Judd Apatow, fared less well, debuting in fifth place with $11.2 million. It will no doubt be a disappointment for the director, who is used to providing the Midas touch when it comes to box office success for his movies. The Hunger Games may have dropped by 23 per cent, to take $11.3 million, but in its sixth week of release, this is a pretty impressive figure. The running total for the record-breaking blockbuster now stands at a staggering $372.5 million. As such, it has now officially begun to out-perform Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, in comparison. Worldwide, The Hunger Games has grossed over $600 million.
Although it has not opened in the U.S. yet, Avengers: Assemble has still performed well, globally. The Marvel Studios comic-book adaptation enjoyed the second-biggest opening in Australia and a record-breaking opener in New Zealand. In total, it broke records for debut openings in twelve countries. That's before it has even opened in China, Russia or Japan. All eyes are Stateside now, to see how well the Avengers do in the USA next weekend.
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