Score another win in Sony Screen Gems’ corner after the low budget Think Like A Man scored the no. 1 spot at the Hollywood box office for the second week in row.
The movie based on a Steve Harvey book and featuring an African-American ensemble managed to grab $18 million at 2,015 locations for a total US haul of $60.8 million to date.
Think Like A Man managed to hold onto the top spot against Warner Bros. movie The Lucky One another movie based on a book, this time by novelist Nicholas Spark. The Lucky One which stars Zac Efron managed to bring in $11.6 million but played on far more screens with 3,175 locations showing the film.
In third play was Sony’s animated flick “Pirates! Band of Misfits” with $11.5 million earned from 3,358 locations.
In fourth place was “The Five-Year Engagement,” an R-rated comedy that was co-written by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller which took in $11.2 million thanks largely to a female audience that made up 64 percent of the films core group. Segel’s product cost just $30 million to produce and will likely earn back its money in the coming weeks although it will likely be deemed a failure for Universal Studios.
Rounding out the top five spots was Lionsgate’s Safe which pulled in $7.7 million.
In the meantime Think Like A Man can expect to finish no better than the No. 2 spot this coming weekend as Marvel’s The Avengers is sure to grab the top spot at the box office and I’m willing to bet we see numbers over the $125 million mark.