Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 29, 2012

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Think Like A Man scores 33 million at the box office1 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 29, 2012

Last weekend’s champion Think Like A Man retained its grip at the top of the box office, grossing $18 million. The comedy raised it’s cume to an impressive $60.6 million, after it fought off competition from four new wide releases.

Pirates! Band of Misfits made off with $11.4 million worth of loot from audiences. The Hugh Grant voiced animation has already scored over $55 million from the high seas abroad. The launch is a bit below Arthur Christmas’ $12 million debut. That film went on to gross $46 million, although Pirates! should do a little less.

Zac Efron’s romance The Lucky One upped its total gross to a solid $39.9 million, after banking an additional $11.3 million. It’s a good number, but it won’t hit the heights of fellow Nicholas Sparks adaptations The Notebook and Dear John, both of which topped out at over $80 million.

The Hunger Games banked over $11.2 million and raised its gross to a mighty $372 million. The Jennifer Lawrence starring adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel has now scored $600 million globally .

The Judd Apatow produced The Five-Year Engagement (read our review) failed to find an audience, opening to a flaccid $11.1 million. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt topline the film which was directed by Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek’s Nick Stoller. Those films opened to around the $17 million mark and closed at over $60 million. The Five-Year Engagement won’t top-out at such a high number.

Jason Statham’s latest actioner Safe (read our review) failed to get bang for its buck, opening with a whimpering $7.7 million. That’s down from the Killer Elite’s $12 million start and a far cry from the $34 million that The Expendables grossed. Having said that, they had other stars to bolster their grosses, but it is still a down from the solo career best of 2005’s Transporter 2. That film grossed $16 million, with lower ticket prices.

The Raven has a poor debut at the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 29, 2012

John Cusack’s The Raven failed to take flight, debuting with a lacklustre $7.2 million. The $26 million Edgar Allan Poe adventure received (at best) mixed reviews (read ours) and it shouldn’t hang around in the top ten for too long.

Disney Documentary Chimpanzee banked $5.4 million and raised its cume to $19.1 million.

The Three Stooges laughed-up an additional $5.4 million and raised its total gross to over $37 million, while the top ten was rounded out by the horror film Cabin In The Woods. The Joss Whedon penned fright flick grossed $4.5 and brought its total to just under $35 million.

On the international front The Avengers led the charge, grossing an amazing  $178.4 million since its launch during the week. More cash is yet to come, and then there will be the May 4th US opening. Watch this space next week!

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Wow, the avengers has already made Half of its budget already. judging from word of mouth, and the possibility of me going to see it twice, I say it could prob top Hunger games on its release.

  2. Will the avengers be considered a sequel? How could they classify it as a non-sequel when it follows after 4 setup movies?

    • Was Elektra (please don’t make me say that again ;-) ) a sequel? She appeared in Daredevil.

      • Spin-off, like XO: Wolverine was

        • X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a prequel, not a spin-off.

  3. Pretty slow weekend here at the theatre I work at. I’m considering it the calming before the storm

    • Oh yeah I’ve been online trying to preorder some tickets and all the theaters in my area are sold out for the entire opening weekend.

      • You must live in a busy area. Our theatre has sold 40 tickets to the midnight 2 for 3d and 0 for the super hero marathon. That being said we have sold out of every harry potter midnight we have had (about 3500 seats) but that doesn’t by any means portray how it will do elsewhere

        • Just outside Houston tx. Nothing in a 15 mile radius for TA, i already have the rest on Dvd and blu-ray so I didn’t check the marathon’s tickets, but I don’t see that selling out, who has all day to spend in the theater. I will be watching one a day all week to build up to TA though

          • Yep as I expected busy area haha I geuss central illinois doesn’t have the same kind of taste in movies

  4. That’s really cool. Obviously a bunch of peoples opinions would vary on the cast but it seems pretty solid. idk who doug jones is or who the wonderwomen girl was. But I like the others

  5. I am hoping for great results from Prometheus, Avengers, good results from The Raven, & The Three Stooges, as well as The Woman In Black, which I have not seen yet. I hope Spiderman will be OK as well, altho I am pretty nervous about that one.

  6. Of the movies this week I’ve only seen pirates! And it was great an absolutely delight

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  8. KA-freakin-BOOM! ;)
    If that’s what The Avengers made on it’s opening weekend internationally, then I can’t wait to see how it’ll do when it hits the US: I’ll say it now $200 million?

    • Don’t you mean KA-CHING??!! 8-)

      By the time it gets to the US, it may be total profit. I said $200 million opening weekend as well.

  9. Watched The Avengers the other day. Amazing movie but 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes??? Seriously??? Its an awesome comic book movie maybe one of the best but that’s what it is, a comic book movie. The hype being given to it as the best movie out there ain’t right, it’s great to watch but it also has it’s flaws. Its entertaining in terms of dialogue and action but in terms of story Iron Man was way better, the avengers is a bit too rushed, for those who read the comics it’s fine but for the normal public it just places questions in their minds as what just happened and why? or who was that guy? I know there are going to be alot who disagree with me but thats just my opinion