Sony's Think Like a Man claimed first place on Monday with $2.76 million. The PG-13 Screen Gems ensemble comedy featuring Kevin Hart fell 67 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. Think Like a Man is exceeding expectations in a big way with a four-day start of $36.40 million. That places Think Like a Man 20 percent ahead of the $30.40 million four-day start of fellow Screen Gems film Obsessed, which was released in April of 2009. On its first Monday Obsessed fell 71 percent to gross $1.79 million.
Warner's The Lucky One placed in second with $1.45 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Zac Efron fell 70 percent from Sunday. The Lucky One has grossed $23.97 million in four days of release, which is in line with pre-release expectations. The film is currently running a slim 4 percent behind the $24.864 million four-day start of 2009's 17 Again, which was released by Warner Bros. in April of 2009. On its first Monday 17 Again fell 78 percent to gross $1.14 million; a sign that The Lucky One is skewing older than 17 Again did.
The Hunger Games took third place with $1.01 million. Lionsgate's blockbuster adaptation was down 76 percent from Sunday and down a very healthy 28 percent from last Monday. The Hunger Games has now grossed $358.08 million through 32 days of release. Yesterday saw the film overtake 1993's Jurassic Park for 18th place on the all-time domestic list (without adjusting for ticket price inflation).
Disney's Chimpanzee grossed $0.75 million to finish in fourth. The nature documentary from Disneynature fell 78 percent from Sunday, which was a reasonable daily hold given that Sunday was Earth Day and the film's appeal with family audiences. Chimpanzee has grossed $11.43 million through four days of release. That places the film 34 percent ahead of the pace of 2010's Oceans and a strong 71 percent ahead of the pace of last year's African Cats.