Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 29, 2012

Think Like A Man tops the box office on its second weekend

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

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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