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Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Delivers Big Opening

April 22nd, 2012

Although it won't be enough to give the industry a year-on-year win, Think Like a Man will deliver a very impressive $30 million opening this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, a performance that is well ahead of projections going into the weekend. The Lucky One also beat expectations and will finish second with around $22.8 million. The Hunger Games will be pushed into 3rd place, picking up around $14.5 million in its fifth weekend and passing $350 million in the process. Nature documentary Chimpanzee will land in fourth place with $10.2 million.

In limited release, Darling Companion will average around $11,500 per theater in four locations for Sony Classics and is currently projected to finish second on the per theater chart, behind Think Like a Man. Also in limited release, Marley will earn about $260,000 for Magnolia from 42 theaters, which is a decent start for a niche film. To the Arctic 3D will post about the same from 50 IMAX locations for Warner Bros., which is a slightly soft beginning, but the film in play and play.

- Weekend Estimates

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Filed under: Weekend Box Office, The Hunger Games, The Lucky One, Darling Companion, Chimpanzee, Think Like a Man, To the Arctic 3D, Marley