Think Like a Man

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $91,547,205Details
International Box Office $4,607,919
Worldwide Box Office $96,155,124
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,185,906 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,480,209 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,666,115
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Synopsis

Based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey's book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book's insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
53% - Rotten
Audience
80% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 20th, 2012 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: August 28th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, some crude humor, and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2216, 3/28/2012)
Franchise: Think Like a Man
Keywords: Romance, Relationship Advice, Relationships Gone Wrong, Ensemble, African-American
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: Games Go Into Overtime

It was a bad week for new releases, at least in terms of quality. How bad? The Hunger Games was able to return to first place on the DVD sales chart. It sold an additional 256,000 units / $5.11 million over the week for a total of 5.38 million units / $93.21 million. It has now sold more units than any other DVD in 2012, but it is still a little behind Breaking Dawn, Part 1 in terms of revenue. More...

DVD Sales: Lucky To Win

There were a ton of new releases on this week's DVD sales chart with four in the top five and nine in the top eleven. We have a new number one release, The Lucky One, with 515,000 units sold and $7.70 million in revenue generated during its first week of release. This is a solid opening for a midlevel hit. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Battleship Sinks Competition

Battleship was one of four new releases to reach the top five on the Blu-ray Sales Chart this week scoring first place with 584,000 units / $11.67 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 61%, which is fantastic. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

We are clearly in TV on DVD season on the home market as there are five TV on DVD releases among the top six selling releases, with Battleship being the only first run release to break up the TV on DVD dominance. There are many such releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Boardwalk Empire: Season Two on Blu-ray, Homeland: Season One on Blu-ray, Once Upon a Time: Season One on Blu-ray, and The Walking Dead: Season Two on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with The Pirates! Band of Misfits on 3D Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Monsieur Lazhar on DVD or Blu-ray earns a rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Avengers Begin New Century Club

For the first time ever, a film earned more than $100 million during its sophomore stint. The Avengers again led the way at the box office and again broke records. It wasn't all good news as Dark Shadows missed modest expectations and the overall box office slid 34% from last weekend to $171 million. That is still 22% higher than the same weekend last year, while 2012's lead over 2011 grew to 17.5% at $3.83 billion to $3.26 billion. I don't know how long The Avengers can keep 2012 ahead in the year-over-year comparison, but it sure is helping build up its lead in the short term. More...

Weekend Predictions: Avengers Overshadows New Releases

There is one wide release this week, Dark Shadows, plus a busy slate of limited releases. However, the only film most people are talking about is The Avengers. There is a chance that by the end of business this weekend, it will be the biggest hit of the year, overtaking The Hunger Games. Even if Dark Shadows makes $50 million over the weekend, it will be a mere footnote at the box office compared to The Avengers' sophomore stint. Dark Shadows probably won't match the combined openings of last year's two wide releases, Bridemaids and Priest 3D (about $41 million), but it could be close. However, since there are some that are predicting The Avengers will earn more than last year's top five earned (about $110 million), 2012 should easily walk away with the win. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Avengers Assemble a New Record Book

Expectations for The Avengers were high, record-breakingly high among some people. However, as high as they were, reality was higher. Records were not just broken, but destroyed beyond recognition. The overall box office was in the top five combined biggest weekends with $258 million, which was 134% higher than last weekend. 134%. It was 55% higher than the same weekend last year. Like I've said before, this kind of year-over-year change usually only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. The victory erases all of the losses from April, and then some, giving 2012 a $500 million lead over 2011 at $3.58 billion to $3.08 billion. This is an amazing start for the summer and with with roughly 25 million people seeing movies this weekend, upcoming films got a ton of free publicity and added hype. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Box Office Records Be Avenged?

The Avengers. That's all that really matters. The Avengers has no competition from any film playing this weekend and will finish in first place by a margin of well over $100 million. It has no competition with any film that opened last year and it might beat Thor's opening by $100 million. Its only real competition comes from The Hunger Games for biggest opening of the year at $152.54 million, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, for Biggest Opening of All Time. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Box Office Will Be Avenged

If someone were to describe the box office this weekend in just one word, that one word would be, "Yuck". Only one of the four wide releases matched expectations, and that was the film that was expected to do the worst. Think Like a Man easily repeated on top of the chart, despite falling nearly 50%. The overall box office fell 18% from last weekend to $110 million, which was 30% lower than the same weekend last year. Declines like this usually only happen due to a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but the lead has shrunk to 14% at $3.29 billion to $2.88 billion. Fortunately, The Avengers is on track to break records, so 2012 should get back to its winning ways very soon. More...

Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Rises Above the Pack

This weekend's four new wide releases were no match for Think Like a Man, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, with the comedy's 46% weekend-to-weekend drop-off and $18 million gross still putting it almost $7 million ahead of the next-best finisher. That movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, also comes from the Sony stable, although it is projected to be very narrowly at the head of a pack of movies that will earn around $11 million, and could actually end up anywhere between second and fifth when the final numbers come in on Monday. The other movies in the hunt for the (not very) coveted runners-up position include new release The Five-Year Engagement and two returning films: The Lucky One and The Hunger Games (which will end the weekend with over $370 million). More...

Weekend Predictions: Seven-Day Engagement

The four films opening wide this week will be looking to pull in as much money as possible over the next seven days before The Avengers opens and makes everything currently in theaters irrelevant. Five-Year Engagement is the only new film that is expected to compete for top spot, but even its box office chances have taken a hit from the beginning of the month. The other three films, The Raven and The Pirates! Band of Misfits could be in a close battle for a spot in the top five, while Safe looks like it is going to sink. This weekend last year was an abnormally strong weekend for April. In fact, Fast Five's opening of $86.20 million was strong for for a summer release. There's no chance anything coming out this weekend will match that figure. More...

Thinking About the Per Theater Chart

Think Like a Man was a surprise hit and the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. However, Darling Companion came very, very close with an average of $9,991 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers were Very Thoughtful

Every single film in the top five either matched or exceeded expectations, Think Like a Man more than doubled its predictions, but it still wasn't enough to match last year's total. Granted, there was still reason to celebrate, as the box office soared 18% when compared to last week reaching $135 million over the weekend, while the box office fell short of last year's total by less than 0.5%, so it is hardly a reason to panic. Additionally, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 by a massive 17% margin at $3.14 billion to $2.69 billion. Next weekend will be a disaster, but the weekend after that is the start of summer, and analysts are bullish on the overall box office chances. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Finally Get Lucky?

It has been nearly a month since we've had a new release top the box office chart, but it looks like The Hunger Games is finally going to be pushed from top spot. It looks like The Lucky One will be the film that breaks The Hunger Games winning streak, as it is the only saturation level release. On the other hand, Think Like a Man and Chimpanzee are barely opening wide. Fortunately, the three wide releases this year appear about as strong as the three wide releases from last year. Unfortunately, last year was led by Rio during its second weekend of release, so 2012 has about a $25 million hole it will need to plug if it is to avoid the first three-week slump of the year. More...

2012 Preview: April

There's good news / bad news going forward into April. First the good news, aside from one week where we saw a minor dip, March was fantastic. There were a number of films beating expectations and the overall the month was even stronger than predicted. As of this weekend, the box office is now 20% higher than the same pace last year. The bad news? That winning streak will certainly come to an end in April. Last year, there was one film that reached $200 million, Fast Five, plus two others that reached $100 million, Hop and Rio. Granted, due to the shifting calendar, Hop is actually being compared to the last weekend in March, so this April only needs one $200 million hit and a $150 million hit to keep pace. But even so, there's almost no chance that will happen. In fact, there's a chance that we might not have one film topping $100 million this year. Only three films have a real shot at this milestone: American Reunion, Five-Year Engagement, and Titanic 3D. And quite frankly, only the first one has a 50/50 chance of getting there. We will likely see 2012 shed some of its lead over 2011, but it should still end the month with a solid year-over-year lead. More...

Cast

Michael Ealy    Dominic
Jerry Ferrara    Jeremy
Meagan Good    Mya
Regina Hall    Candace
Kevin Hart    Cedric
Taraji P. Henson    Lauren
Terrence Jenkins    Michael
Jennifer Lewis    Loretta
Romany Malco    Zeke
Gary Owen    Bennett
Gabrielle Union    Kristen
Chris Brown    Alex

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Tim Story
Screenwriter    Keith Merryman
Screenwriter    David A. Newman
Based on the book    Steve Harvey
Producer    Will Packer
Executive Producer    Steve Harvey
Executive Producer    Rushion McDonald
Executive Producer    Rob Hardy
Executive Producer    Glenn S. Gainor
Cinematographer    Larry Blanford
Editor    Peter S. Elliot
Composer    Christopher Lennertz
Production Designer    Chris Cornwell
Art Director    Charlie Campbell
Set Decorator    Beth Wooke
Costume Designer    Salvador Perez
Sound Mixer    Shawn Holden
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael J. Benavente
Assistant Director    Steve Danton
Casting Director    Kimberly R. Hardin

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 1 $12,125,834   2,015 $6,018   $12,125,834 1
2012/04/21 1 $13,165,054 +9% 2,015 $6,534   $25,290,888 2
2012/04/22 1 $8,345,415 -37% 2,015 $4,142   $33,636,303 3
2012/04/23 1 $2,762,627 -67% 2,015 $1,371   $36,398,930 4
2012/04/24 1 $2,623,742 -5% 2,015 $1,302   $39,022,672 5
2012/04/25 1 $1,951,643 -26% 2,015 $969   $40,974,315 6
2012/04/26 1 $1,893,743 -3% 2,015 $940   $42,868,058 7
2012/04/27 1 $5,497,935 +190% 2,015 $2,729   $48,365,993 8
2012/04/28 1 $7,692,464 +40% 2,015 $3,818   $56,058,457 9
2012/04/29 1 $4,413,742 -43% 2,015 $2,190   $60,472,199 10
2012/04/30 1 $1,251,280 -72% 2,015 $621   $61,723,479 11
2012/05/01 1 $1,342,591 +7% 2,015 $666   $63,066,070 12
2012/05/02 1 $1,021,480 -24% 2,015 $507   $64,087,550 13
2012/05/03 1 $941,884 -8% 2,015 $467   $65,029,434 14
2012/05/04 2 $2,670,210 +183% 2,010 $1,328   $67,699,644 15
2012/05/05 2 $3,299,976 +24% 2,010 $1,642   $70,999,620 16
2012/05/06 2 $2,135,980 -35% 2,010 $1,063   $73,135,600 17
2012/05/07 2 $653,683 -69% 2,010 $325   $73,789,283 18
2012/05/08 2 $709,358 +9% 2,010 $353   $74,498,641 19
2012/05/09 2 $555,668 -22% 2,010 $276   $75,054,309 20
2012/05/10 2 $562,423 +1% 2,010 $280   $75,616,732 21
2012/05/11 3 $1,570,870 +179% 2,052 $766   $77,187,602 22
2012/05/12 3 $2,250,645 +43% 2,052 $1,097   $79,438,247 23
2012/05/13 3 $1,994,593 -11% 2,052 $972   $81,432,840 24
2012/05/14 3 $481,497 -76% 2,052 $235   $81,914,337 25
2012/05/15 3 $515,242 +7% 2,052 $251   $82,429,579 26
2012/05/16 4 $380,482 -26% 2,017 $189   $82,810,061 27
2012/05/17 5 $377,850 -1% 2,017 $187   $83,187,911 28
2012/05/18 8 $807,145 +114% 1,722 $469   $83,995,056 29
2012/05/19 8 $1,164,967 +44% 1,722 $677   $85,160,023 30
2012/05/20 8 $678,437 -42% 1,722 $394   $85,838,460 31
2012/05/21 8 $260,717 -62% 1,722 $151   $86,099,177 32
2012/05/22 8 $275,840 +6% 1,722 $160   $86,375,017 33
2012/05/23 8 $239,512 -13% 1,722 $139   $86,614,529 34
2012/05/24 8 $257,412 +7% 1,722 $149   $86,871,941 35
2012/05/25 10 $405,656 +58% 786 $516   $87,277,597 36
2012/05/26 10 $559,870 +38% 786 $712   $87,837,467 37
2012/05/27 10 $499,739 -11% 786 $636   $88,337,206 38
2012/05/28 11 $349,342 -30% 786 $444   $88,686,548 39
2012/05/29 10 $128,100 -63% 786 $163   $88,814,648 40
2012/05/30 10 $109,066 -15% 786 $139   $88,923,714 41
2012/05/31 10 $118,055 +8% 786 $150   $89,041,769 42
2012/06/01 - $187,368 +59% 509 $368   $89,229,137 43
2012/06/02 - $314,484 +68% 509 $618   $89,543,621 44
2012/06/03 - $169,627 -46% 509 $333   $89,713,248 45
2012/06/04 - $67,244 -60% 509 $132   $89,780,492 46
2012/06/05 12 $72,428 +8% 509 $142   $89,852,920 47
2012/06/06 - $61,832 -15% 509 $121   $89,914,752 48
2012/06/07 - $64,789 +5% 509 $127   $89,979,541 49
2012/06/08 - $106,961 +65% 287 $373   $90,086,502 50
2012/06/09 - $131,834 +23% 287 $459   $90,218,336 51
2012/06/10 - $95,086 -28% 287 $331   $90,313,422 52
2012/06/11 - $43,265 -54% 287 $151   $90,356,687 53
2012/06/12 - $43,093 n/c 287 $150   $90,399,780 54
2012/06/13 - $39,898 -7% 287 $139   $90,439,678 55
2012/06/14 - $36,468 -9% 287 $127   $90,476,146 56
2012/06/15 - $65,586 +80% 208 $315   $90,541,732 57
2012/06/16 - $85,545 +30% 208 $411   $90,627,277 58
2012/06/17 - $50,687 -41% 208 $244   $90,677,964 59
2012/06/22 - $76,488   238 $321   $90,783,952 64
2012/06/24 - $74,088   238 $311   $91,041,629 66
2012/06/29 - $49,964   185 $270   $91,242,651 71
2012/06/30 - $60,856 +22% 185 $329   $91,303,507 72
2012/07/01 - $41,581 -32% 185 $225   $91,345,088 73
2012/07/06 - $30,291   118 $257   $91,484,073 78
2012/07/07 - $38,088 +26% 118 $323   $91,522,161 79
2012/07/08 - $25,044 -34% 118 $212   $91,547,205 80

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 1 $33,636,303   2,015 $16,693   $33,636,303 3
2012/04/27 1 $17,604,141 -48% 2,015 $8,737   $60,472,199 10
2012/05/04 2 $8,106,166 -54% 2,010 $4,033   $73,135,600 17
2012/05/11 3 $5,816,108 -28% 2,052 $2,834   $81,432,840 24
2012/05/18 8 $2,650,549 -54% 1,722 $1,539   $85,838,460 31
2012/05/25 10 $1,465,265 -45% 786 $1,864   $88,337,206 38
2012/06/01 14 $671,479 -54% 509 $1,319   $89,713,248 45
2012/06/08 20 $333,881 -50% 287 $1,163   $90,313,422 52
2012/06/15 24 $201,818 -40% 208 $970   $90,677,964 59
2012/06/22 23 $257,677 +28% 238 $1,083   $91,041,629 66
2012/06/29 29 $152,401 -41% 185 $824   $91,345,088 73
2012/07/06 35 $93,423 -39% 118 $792   $91,547,205 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/2/20123417,348 417,348$7,090,743$7,090,7431
9/9/20125149,526-64% 566,874$2,772,212$9,862,9552
9/16/20121855,280-63% 622,154$1,008,307$10,871,2623
9/23/20121557,005+3% 679,159$964,525$11,835,7864
9/30/20122032,992-42% 712,151$596,495$12,432,2825
10/7/20122716,970-49% 729,121$305,630$12,737,9116
10/14/20122916,189-5% 745,310$290,754$13,028,6667

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/2/2012568,245 68,245$1,384,698$1,384,6981
9/9/20121021,970-68% 90,216$438,524$1,823,2222
9/16/2012206,759-69% 96,975$135,050$1,958,2723

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