mmm Heartburn for no apparent reason. Always fun.
The reign of The Hunger Games has come to a close, but don’t expect the new champion to stay on the top for long.
After four weeks at the top, The Hunger Games has fallen from the top spot and been replaced by Think Like a Man. It brought in an impressive $33 million off of a $12 million budget. In short, it’s in profit, and seeing as I’ve seen like one commercial for it, it isn’t off of being a marketing machine.
Also surprising this weekend was The Lucky One, so apparently folks were ready for some romance at the theater as opposed to kids trying to kill one another. It landed in second with $22.8 million.
The Hunger Games fell to third place with another $14.5 million for a cumulative $356.9 million domestically.
Possibly the biggest surprise of the weekend was the Disney documentary Chimpanzee. With only 1,563 screens to its name, the film still managed to come in fourth with $10.2 million.
Coming in fifth was The Three Stooges with $9.2 million, which doesn’t sound that impressive, but it was only a slip of 45.9%.
From the land of oddities, Battleship, which doesn’t open here until next month, is doing pretty well for itself in the foreign markets. In only its second weekend the film is up to a cumulative $129.6 million. If this is any indication for the domestic release, this film is going to do better than many expected.
Next week’s big releases are The Five-Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Raven and Safe.