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Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Rises Above the Pack

April 29th, 2012

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).

The weekend's other new releases didn't perform particularly well. Safe will clock in with about $7.7 million for Lionsgate, which is somewhat below par for a Jason Statham actioner, and The Raven will deliver a weekend around $7.25 million, although as usual Relativity has only a small exposure on the film, having reportedly bought the domestic rights for $4 million.

In limited release, Jack Black black comedy Bernie was the standout performer with $90,000 in three theaters.

Bruce Nash

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, The Five-Year Engagement, Bernie, The Hunger Games, The Lucky One, Safe, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Raven, Think Like a Man