Think Like a Man, The Lucky One and Chimpanzee all had very solid first week performances.

$42.9 Million for ‘Think Like a Man’ in First Week

on April 27, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Sony's Think Like a Man rounded out its first week in theatres with $1.89 million on Thursday. The Screen Gems ensemble comedy featuring Kevin Hart was down 3 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. Think Like a Man has led the daily box office for seven consecutive days and was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $42.87 million. That start was well above pre-release expectations and places the film an impressive 23 percent ahead of the pace of Obsessed, which was released by Screen Gems in April of 2009.

Warner's The Lucky One held steady in second place with $1.40 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Zac Efron was up 3 percent over Wednesday. The Lucky One posted solid numbers during the midweek, which is typically the case with Sparks adaptations, and took second place for the week as a whole with a seven-day start of $28.60 million. The film opened in line with expectations and is currently running 1 percent ahead of the pace of 17 Again, which was released by Warner Bros. in April of 2009.

The Hunger Games grossed $1.04 million to remain in third place. Lionsgate's blockbuster sequel was up 10 percent over Wednesday and down a very healthy 28 percent from last Thursday. With the film beginning a one-week IMAX engagement today, The Hunger Games is set to hold up very well over the weekend. The film took third place this week with $18.80 million. That was down just 30 percent from the previous frame and places the film's five-week total at $361.20 million.

Disney's Chimpanzee took in $0.76 million to continue to claim fourth. The fourth nature documentary from Disneynature was up 10 percent over Wednesday. Chimpanzee placed in fourth for the week with a stronger than expected $13.69 million. The film is currently running 15 percent behind the pace of 2009's Earth and 34 percent ahead of 2010's Oceans.

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