Box Office: Think Like a Man Beats Hunger Games

Pic debuts at #1 with $33 million.

Posted: 04/23/2012 08:00 AM EDT
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It was an upset bigger than if Kevin Hart dunked on LeBron James. Screen Gems' Think Like a Man won the top spot at the box office this weekend, knocking reigning Hunger Games to third place and leaving Zac Efron's The Lucky One in it's dust at second.

The ensemble comedy, based on Steve Harvey's bestseller and starring Hart, Gabrielle Union, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy and Terrence J, earned a surprising $33 million over the weekend, beating even the most optimistic expectations.  

Think Like a Man climbed to the top on the strength of a mostly male (62%) and over-30 (62%) audience. The Tim Story-directed film outperformed most recent African-American targeted films, even beating most of Tyler Perry's recent openings.

In the art house arena, Kevin Macdonald's "definitive" Bob Marley documentary, Marley, opened strong on 42 screens and grossed $260,000. And for those who don't live near one of the 42 screens Marley is showing on, you can catch it on VOD or iTunes.

Will Think Like a Man be able to hold on to No. 1, or will romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement or spooky thriller The Raven be able to take the crown next week?


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