Weekend Receipts: Think Like a Man Thinks Like a Champ

After nearly a month in first place, The Hunger Games surrendered its banner to another big-league bestseller-adaptation — and not the one that you (or I, for that matter) were expecting. Your eye-opening Weekend Receipts are here.

1. Think Like a Man
Gross: $33,000,000 (new)
Screens: 2,015 (PSA $16,377)
Weeks: 1

Author Steve Harvey's comic self-help literary phenomenon became director Tim Story's comic cinematic-infomercial phenomenon over the weekend, soundly shutting down the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Lucky One. Or maybe "shutting down" is being kind: Any time you can open on a third fewer screens and earn a third more opening-weekend loot — and more than double the per-screen average — than your closest competition, that's just an ass-kicking.

2. The Lucky One
Gross: $22,805,000 (new)
Screens: 3,155 (PSA: $7,228)
Weeks: 1

And the thing is, these aren't especially horrible numbers for the Zac Efron potboiler: As the second-best opening for a Sparks movie to date, it would factor strongly overall into the film's Sparks Quotient. It would also suggest that Zac Efron couldn't open a packet of cheese let alone a movie full of the stuff.

3. The Hunger Games
Gross: $14,500,000 ($356,900,000)
Screens: 3,752 (PSA $3,865)
Weeks: 5 (Change: -31.3%)

God, third place? After five weeks? Slackers.

4. Chimpanzee
Gross: $10,205,000 (new)
Screens: 1,563 (PSA: $6,529)
Weeks: 1

Now that's a fine way for Rich Ross to leave Disney: Fourth place on a nature documentary. The guy couldn't wait two weeks for The Avengers? I mean, I know they'd moved his personal parking space to a gas station around the corner from the studio, but still. Have some pride, son.

5. The Three Stooges
Gross: $9,200,000 ($29,355,000)
Screens: 3,482 (PSA $2,642)
Weeks: 2 (Change: -45.9%)

Someone had to finish fifth.

[Figures via Box Office Mojo]

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  • Yojimbo says:

    Well, if reactionary sexist bs has to win out, at least it's with actors of colour for once.

  • shawn says:

    Took my mom and sister out the see " Think Like Man" very VERY VERY funny!!! coulnt stop laughing long enough to enjoy my popcorn/snacks and my beverage, i am happy that the movie did over expectation!!! all i have to say is i have not laugh that hard in a while!! i cant wait till the movie come out on blueray, shoot probally will be all sold out, hint hint please make enough copies!

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