After a remarkable four weekends at number one, the reign of The Hunger Games is over. But you probably saw that coming. What seems a bit more surprising is the film that is taking its place at the top: Think Like A Man. Until a few days ago, the Sony/Screen Gems comedy looked like it would see a three-day opening in the mid-teens but, on Friday, it drew an estimated $12.2 million from 2,015 locations. That should translate into a weekend close to $30 million for the Steve Harvey vehicle. At number two on Friday, The Lucky One is also pulling in bigger-than-expected numbers, though it probably won’t challenge for first place, as was originally expected. The seventh feature from novelist Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One earned an estimated $9.1 million from 3,155 locations for what should be $25 million by Sunday. Finally, the latest doc from DisneyNature, Chimpanzee, opened in fourth on Friday with $3.5 million from 1,563 dates – a better start than either African Cats or Oceans… Full details and analysis tomorrow.
|1||Think Like A Man||$12,200,000||$12.2|
|2||The Lucky One||$9,100,000||$9.1|
|3||The Hunger Games||$4,000,000||$346.4|
|5||Cabin in the Woods||$2,500,000||$21.7|