Think Like a Man did it again, winning the box office with $18 million in ticket sales over the weekend. The film, based on the Steve Harvey book, fought back competition from a few new movies including The Pirates! Band of Misfits and The Five-Year Engagement.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits, the latest Aardman Animation effort, landed in second place with $11.4 million while The Lucky One took third with $11.3 million.
The Hunger Games continued its blockbuster run, adding another $11.25 million to its total of $372.5 million. The Suzanne Collins page-to-screen effort is only $10 million away from catching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2's totals, last year’s box office winner. Will Hunger Games be 2012’s top movie? Hard to tell, especially with what is arriving at the nation’s theaters next week: The Avengers!
Closing out the top five was the latest from Forgetting Sarah Marshall screenwriters Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, The Five-Year Engagement. The romantic comedy, starring Segel and Emily Blunt, debuted with $11.25 million.
Box office Top 10:
1. Think Like a Man, $18 million
2. The Pirates! Band of Misfits, $11.4 million
3. The Lucky One, $11.3 million
4. The Hunger Games, $11.25 million
5. The Five-Year Engagement, $11.2 million
6. Safe, $7.7 million
7. The Raven, $7.3 million
8. Chimpanzee, $5.5 million
9. The Three Stooges, $5.4 million
10. The Cabin in the Woods, $4.5 million