The romantic comedy “Think Like a Man” knocks ” ends the box office reign of “The Hunger Games.”
The box office competition finally overwhelmed “The Hunger Games” as the romantic comedy “Think Like a Man” beat expectations with a chart-topping 33 million dollars (USD) in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend.
“Think Like a Man” is based on comedian Steve Harvey’s best-selling, non-fiction relationship guide “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.”
The movie follows four couples trying to work out various relationship issues.
The film cost a modest $13 million to make, and received positive feedback in pre-release screening.
The love story “The Lucky One” also exceeded forecasts to finish second with nearly 23 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. The two films pushed the blockbuster “Hunger Games” to third, ending its four-week streak at No. 1.
“The Lucky One” tells the story of a U.S. Marine who returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, convinced that the one thing that kept him safe and alive was a photograph of a beautiful woman he found in the rubble of war.
The movie stars Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling and cost about 25 million to produce.
“Hunger Games,” the smash hit about an oppressive society’s televised teen death match, took in an estimated 14.5 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters during the weekend. Global sales for the film from Lions Gate Entertainment Corp reached nearly 573 million since its release.
John Russell, Reuters.
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