"Think Like A Man" doubled the predictions of movie analysts, and opened with a $33 million weekend at the continent's box offices, an analyst said today.
That was good enough to make "Think Like A Man" the fourth number one debut this year for Sony and its Screen Gems badge, according to Hollywood.com's Paul Dergerabedian. The movie cost only $12 million to produce.
"The Lucky One" also had a strong debut, entering the market at second place with $22.8 million in estimated gross receipts this weekend.
"The Hunger Games" was in third place this weekend, with $14.5 million in estimated sales. It has grossed $356.9 million in the U.S. and Canada over five weeks, including four weeks in the number one spot.
And the Disney documentary "Chimpanzee" debuted in fourth place, with an estimated $10.3 million take.
Rounding out the list of the 10 most-popular movies in North America this weekend, as estimated by the studios and collated by Hollywood.com, were "The Three Stooges" ($9.2 million), "The Cabin In The Woods" ($7.8 million), "American Reunion" ($5.2 million), "Titanic 3-D" ($5 million), "21 Jump Street" ($4.6 million) and "Mirror Mirror" ($4.1 million).