“Think Like A Man” New Films To Win The U.S. And Canadian Box Office

LOS ANGELES: Romantic ball “Think Like a Man” calmly exhausted four new films to win the U.S. and Canadian box appointment chase for a additional time while superhero cine “The Avengers” stormed into across theaters with record-breaking sales.

“Think Like a Man” led calm archive with an $18.0 actor absolute from Friday through Sunday, according to flat estimates aggregate by Reuters on Sunday. New movies including developed ball “The Five-Year Engagement” didn’t appear close, anniversary avaricious about $11 actor or less.

Big-budget, effects-filled “Avengers” hauled in a massive $178.4 actor back Wednesday from theaters in 39 all-embracing markets, Walt Disney Co said. The 3D blur from Disney’s Marvel flat set opening-weekend annal in 12 territories including Mexico and Brazil and opening-day annal in four countries.

“Avengers” alcove North American (U.S. and Canadian) theaters on Friday to bang off the summer cine season. Box appointment forecasters adumbrate super-sized sales that will battling this year’s almanac set by boyhood afterlife bout ball “The Hunger Games,” a blockbuster that debuted in March with $152.5 actor domestically.

Anticipation for “Avengers” acceptable kept abounding filmgoers home from multiplexes this weekend, said Paul Dergarabedian, admiral of the box appointment analysis of Hollywood.com. Overall admission sales angled 30 percent from the aforementioned weekend aftermost year.

“It aloof seemed like audiences are extenuative their time and money for abutting weekend” and the “Avengers” debut, he said.

“Think Like a Man” brought its 10-day sales to $60.9 million. The cine appearance an ensemble casting and is based on a acknowledged accord adviser by actor Steve Harvey.

Among the newcomers, activated ancestors blur “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” performed best with $11.4 actor and additional place. The blur amount about $55 actor to make. Absolute sales overseas, area the cine has been arena back backward March, rang up at $75.1 actor through Sunday.

Close abaft in third place, adulation adventure “The Lucky One” took in $11.32 actor domestically during its additional weekend in theaters.

Action cine “The Hunger Games” slipped to fourth with $11.25 million. Worldwide sales to date accomplished $601 million, benefactor Lions Gate Entertainment Corp said.

“Five-Year Engagement” opened at a black No. 5 with $11.2 million, hardly beneath projections by Universal Pictures for the low-teens. The cine stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a brace whose airing bottomward the alley runs into again interruptions. Audiences had a blood-warm reception, allocation the cine a “B-minus” in polling by analysis close CinemaScore.

Universal and abreast captivated Relativity Media produced “Five-Year Engagement” for about $30 million. “A analytic priced blur that hardly underperforms is not the affliction affair in world,” said Nikki Rocco, Universal’s admiral of distribution.

New abstruseness “Safe” anchored $7.7 actor and the No. 6 slot. The cine stars Jason Statham as a above aristocratic abettor who takes on a mission to accomplishment a kidnapped girl. Another new thriller, “The Raven” starring John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe, landed in seventh abode with $7.3 million.

Sony Corp’s blur flat broadcast “Think Like a Man” and “Pirates! Band of Misfits.” Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros. flat appear “The Lucky One.” “The Five-Year Engagement” was broadcast by Universal Pictures, a assemblage of Comcast Corp.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp appear “Hunger Games” and “Safe.” Abreast captivated Relativity Media appear “The Raven” in the United States, and Alliance Films broadcast the cine in Canada.

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