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THINK LIKE A MAN Holds Box Office Crown in Sophomore Weekend

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Box office adores Think Like a Man, Pirates! over Five-Year Engagement, Safe out.

Sony's winning "Think Like a Man" continued its success at the box office in its second weekend in a row, grossing an estimated $18 million from 2,015 theatres, at an average of $8,933.

That brings the total domestic cume for the Tim Story-directed film to over $60.8 million, from a production budget of around $12 million.

Breakdown for "Think Like a Man" over the weekend:

Friday - $5.5 million.
Saturday - $7.6 million.
Sunday - $4.8 million.

In second, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D" and 2D-offered animated pic from Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation grossed $11.4 million from 3,358 theaters. Film directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt averaged $3,395 with a voice cast including Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven, Brian Blessed, Lenny Henry, Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen.

Breakdown for "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" over the weekend:

Friday - $2.7 million.
Saturday - $5.1 million.
Sunday - $3.5 million.

Third-placed romance "The Lucky One" showed a 50% change in its sophomore weekend run, turning in $11.3 million, and bringing its domestic total to just under $40 million. The Zac Efron, Taylor Schiling and Blythe Danner starrer's also made $3.8 million overseas.

Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" added $11.25 million in its sixth weekend, now bringing its North American total to over $372.4 million. Internationally, the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of Suzanne Collins' beloved work has generated a strong $217 million, taking its worldwide coin past $589 million.

Round off the top five spots at the box office this weekend was Universal Pictures comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" close behind with an $11.2 million estimate from 2,936 theatres. Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy helmed by Nicholas Stoller.

Other wide opener "Safe" starring Jason Statham, made $7.7 million for Lionsgate, ahead of Relativity Media's thriller "The Raven" at $7.25 million. John Cusack, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson Cohen and Alice Eve star in the James McTeigue ("V for Vendetta") film.

This is now the third consecutive down weekend and the fourh of the year thus far. This year's year-to-date revenue is at $3.29 billion vs. 2011's $2.88 billion, up by 14.48% while attendance is now up by 16.90%.


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