â€œThink Like a Manâ€ took first place in back-to-back weekends with $18 million. It was a decrease of 46.5 percent from the previous weekend. Its total gross is now over $60 million with a humble film budget of $12 million.
Columbia Picturesâ€™ â€œThe Pirates! Band of Misfitsâ€ received some booty of $11.4 million. The animated film is from Aardman Animations with a budget of $55 million. The voice cast included Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Anton Yelchin and Brendan Gleeson.
â€œThe Piratesâ€ is about a pirate captain trying to score more booty and capture the Pirate of the Year Award.
Universal Picturesâ€™ â€œThe Five-Year Engagementâ€ opened in fifth place with $11.157 million. The $30-million budgeted film starred Jason Segel and Emily Blunt about a coupleâ€™s prolonged and delayed wedding arrangement.
Lionsgate Filmsâ€™ action film â€œSafeâ€ made its debut in sixth place with $7.72 million. â€œSafeâ€ starred Jason Stathem as a man who tries to protect a young Chinese girl from the Triads, Russian mob and corrupt cops.
And the final film that premiered this past weekend was Relativity Mediaâ€™s â€œThe Raven.â€ The film landed in seventh place with $7.25 million. It starred John Cusack as the poet Edgar Allen Poe and tried to solve a bizarre case of murders based on the writings of Poe.
In rounding out the top five, romantic film â€œThe Lucky Oneâ€ was in third place with $11.325 million, a drop of 49.7 percent from the previous weekend. And â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€ still has some endurance in the box office with $11.25 million, a decrease of 23.3 percent and good enough for fourth place. â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€ has surpassed $372 million.
In other box office result news, the anticipated comic book movie â€œThe Avengersâ€ assembled with $178.4 million in its overseas debut of 39 foreign territories. The film broke opening weekend records in a dozen territories, which included Mexico with $15.9 million, $11.3 million in Brazil, $7.7 million in Taiwan, $6.5 million in the Philippines and $4.6 million in Hong Kong. It also had the second-highest opening in Australia with $19.7 million.
â€œThe Avengersâ€ debut overseas ranked the film ninth on the all-time foreign box office chart, according to Box Office Mojo. And the film has not even made its debut in the major markets yet including China, Russia, Japan and here domestically in the United States.
And for next weekend, the only major film that will make its debut domestically is â€œThe Avengers.â€ Nuffâ€™ said.
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for April 27-29, 2012:
|1.||Think Like a Man||$18 million|
|2.||The Pirates! Band of Misfits||$11.4 million|
|3.||The Lucky One||$11.325 million|
|4.||The Hunger Games||$11.25 million|
|5.||The Five-Year Engagement||$11.157 million|
|7.||The Raven||$7.25 million|
|9.||The Three Stooges||$5.4 million|
|10.||The Cabin in the Woods||$4.5 million|