Weekend Box Office: ‘Think Like A Man’ Remains At #1, ‘The Avengers’ Earns $178 Million Overseas

By BallerStatus News Staff   /   Published 04/30/12

Think Like A Man movieWhile the superhero blockbuster "The Avengers" had a huge weekend overseas, earning $178.4 million days before it's set to hit theaters in the U.S., it was the comedy "Think Like a Man" that remained atop the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row.

The Sony Screen Gems ensemble comedy -- starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, and Steve Harvey -- earned $18 million, allowing it to top the weekend box office over four new films.

At #2 was Sony's animated comedy "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," edging out the #3 movie with $11.4 million. The film features the voice of Hugh Grant as Pirate Captain, who sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) for the Pirate of the year Award.

Down one spot to #3 this weekend is Zac Efron's "The Lucky One", earning $11.3 million; and "The Hunger Games" fell to #4 with $11.2 million.

Universal Pictures romantic comedy, "The Five-Year Engagement," closed out the top 5, earning $11.1 million in its opening weekend. The film stars Jason Segel as Tom Solomon, who proposes to his girlfriend Violet (Emily Blunt) just one year after meeting, but unexpected events keep tripping them up ... leading a long-winded engagement.

Outside the top 5, Jason Statham's new thriller "Safe" earned $7.7 million to take the #6 spot; and John Cusack's Edgar Allen Poe mystery, "The Raven" debuted at #7 with $7.2 million.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Marvel's "The Avengers."

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Think Like a Man," $18 million.
2. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," $11.4 million.
3. "The Lucky One," $11.3 million.
4. "The Hunger Games," $11.25 million.
5. "The Five-Year Engagement," $11.2 million.
6. "Safe," $7.7 million.
7. "The Raven," $7.3 million.
8. "Chimpanzee," $5.5 million.
9. "The Three Stooges," $5.4 million.
10. "The Cabin in the Woods," $4.5 million.