Courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
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 - $11.2 million
5. The Five-Year Engagement - $11.1 million
6. Safe - $7.7 million
7. The Raven - $7.2 million
8. Chimpanzee - $5.46 million
9. The Three Stooges - $5.4 million
10. The Cabin in the Woods - $4.5 million
It was a quiet weekend at the box office this weekend as Think Like A Man repeated for the top spot with $18 million, just a 46.5% drop from last weekend. The comedy, based on the self-help book by Steve Harvey, has earned an impressive $60.8 million in less than 10 days. Since the film cost about $12 million to produce, it's a big hit.
The rest of the top five finished the weekend so close it's a pretty safe bet that they'll all be switching places on the list when the final counts are tallied tomorrow. So let's start with the bad news: The Five-Year Engagement disappointed with just $11.1 million, and the OK news: families took advantage of the latest animated Aardman adventure as Pirates! The Band of Misfits did respectably well with $11.4 million, and Zac Efron can still draw a reasonable crowd with The Lucky One earning a decent $11.3 million in its second weekend. And The Hunger Games' $11.2 million has officially pushed it past last year's final Harry Potter film (which was only the highest grossing film of 2011).
The weekend's other new releases didn't do much, as Jason Statham's Safe and John Cusak's The Raven both underwhelmed with $7.7 million and $7.2 million, respectively.
Overseas, it's all about The Avengers, which in its international release has already grossed superhero-sized $178 million - setting box office records in a dozen of the foreign markets it opened in this weekend.
By the way, it's also worth pointing out that Battleship, which was released overseas earlier this month, has already grossed $170 million. Go figure.
So will The Avengers be just as big when it opens here in the US next weekend? Do you even have to ask? Hell yes it will. We'll see just how big this time next week.