The Hunger Games dislodged from US box office top
Smash hit The Hunger Games finally lost its position atop the North American box office, as newcomer Think Like A Man stormed to the number one slot, weekend estimates showed Sunday.Updated: Apr 23, 2012 20:28 IST
Smash hit The Hunger Games finally lost its position atop the North American box office, as newcomer Think Like A Man stormed to the number one slot, weekend estimates showed Sunday.
The ensemble comedy Think Like A Man, that garnered mediocre reviews, made $33 million in its opening weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
In second place was another debut, romantic drama The Lucky One, starring teen heart throbs Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, which made $22.8 million in its opening few days.
Falling to the third spot was the Jennifer Lawrence-starring blockbuster Hunger Games, with just $14.5 million this week but a whopping $356.9 million total over its five-week release.
Legions of fans have flocked to see the movie, based on a book by Suzanne Collins, in which a teenaged girl played by Lawrence fights to win a death match/television reality show featuring children in a post-apocalyptic world.
In fourth was another debut, Chimpanzee, a true-life child-friendly adventure tale of a special chimp, which brought in $10.2 million. It came in just ahead of fifth place The Three Stooges, in its second week. The Farrelly brothers' tribute to the US comedy trio brought in $9.2 million.
Sixth position went to the much-hyped horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods, with $7.7 million, written and produced by Avengers director Joss Whedon, while American Reunion -- the sequel to the 1999 hit American Pie -- came in seventh with $5.2 million.
In eighth was the 3D-enhanced re-release of 1997's Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet -- which debuted in theaters last week in time for the 100th anniversary of the liner's sinking --with $5 million.
Next came 21 Jump Street, a reboot of the 1980s TV series, which took in $4.6 million for ninth place, followed by a remake of the fable Snow White, Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts as the evil queen, which made $4.1 million to round out the top ten.
First Published: Apr 23, 2012 18:16 IST