Unexpected Blockbusters: The Biggest Box Office Surprises

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  • Marlon Wayans, "A Haunted House"
  • Kevin Hart, "Think Like a Man"
  • Viola Davis, "The Help"
  • Trey Songz, "Texas Chainsaw 3D"
  • Morgan Freeman, "March of the Penguins"
  • Kevin Hart, "Laugh at My Pain"
  • Tyler Perry, "Madea Goes to Jail"
  • Michael Moore, "Fahrenheit 9/11"
  • Rush Hour
  • Eminem, "8 Mile"
  • Paula Patton, "Jumping the Broom"
  • Eddie Murphy, "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • Whitney Houston, Waiting to Exhale

Think Like a Man

Many films tried, and failed, to dethrone Hunger Games from the top of the box office last spring, until Think Like a Man came along. The ensemble comedy, based on Steve Harvey's best seller, stayed at #1 for three consecutive weeks and pulled in nearly $100 million in ticket sales, way beyond what insiders expected.

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