Think Like a Man continued to lead the way on Wednesday, while wide releases in general were down signifcantly from Tuesday.

‘Think Like a Man’ Passes $40 Million Mark on Wednesday

on April 26, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Sony's Think Like a Man grossed $1.95 million on Wednesday to lead the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day. The Screen Gems ensemble comedy featuring Kevin Hart fell 26 percent from Tuesday. In general, wide releases on Wednesday were down significantly from Tuesday's grosses. Think Like a Man topped the $40 million mark yesterday and has now grossed a very healthy $40.97 million in six days. The film is currently running 22 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Obsessed.

Warner's The Lucky One held steady in second with $1.36 million. After a strong daily increase on Tuesday, the Zac Efron vehicle fell 27 percent on Wednesday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. The six-day total for The Lucky One stands at $27.20 million. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film on par with the $27.19 million six-day start of 2009's 17 Again.

The Hunger Games grossed $0.94 million to remain in third place. Yesterday represented the first time the blockbuster adaptation from Lionsgate generated a daily gross of less than $1 million. The Hunger Games fell 17 percent from Tuesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. The 34-day total for The Hunger Games stands at a massive $360.16 million.

Disney's Chimpanzee was up one spot from Tuesday to take fourth place on Wednesday with $0.69 million. The fourth nature documentary from Disneynature fell 16 percent from Tuesday, which represented the day's best daily hold among wide releases. Chimpanzee has grossed $12.94 million in six days, which places the film 15 percent behind the pace of 2009's Earth and 34 percent ahead of the pace of 2010's Oceans.

Select location counts for the weekend of April 27:

The Pirates! Band of Misfits -- 3,358
The Five-Year Engagement -- 2,936
Safe -- 2,266
The Raven -- 2,203

The Hunger Games -- 3,572
The Lucky One -- 3,175
The Three Stooges -- 3,105
The Cabin in the Woods -- 2,639
American Reunion -- 2,128
Mirror Mirror -- 2,017
Think Like a Man -- 2,015
21 Jump Street -- 1,820
Wrath of the Titans -- 1,572
Chimpanzee -- 1,567
Titanic 3D -- 1,409
Lockout -- 1,259
The Lorax -- 880

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen -- 335
Bully -- 263
The Raid: Redemption -- 126
Footnote -- 101
Damseles In Distress -- 57
Darling Companion -- 17
Sound of My Voice -- 5
Mamitas -- 5
Bernie -- 3

Tags: Chimpanzee, The Hunger Games, The Lucky One, Think Like a Man

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