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'Think Like a Man's' $33M tops box office

Still of Michael Ealy and Taraji P. Henson in the 2012 film 'Think Like a Man.' (By Ron Batzdorff, Screen Gems Productions)

April 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Think Like a Man" topped the the box office this weekend with $33 million. The film is based on comedian Steve Harvey's best-selling book on dating advice.

The earnings were nearly double what studio executives expected for the Sony Screen Gems ensemble movie, which features Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union.

The Warner Bros. drama "The Lucky One," starring Zac Efron opened at No. 2 with $22.8 million.

Lionsgate's blockbuster "The Hunger Games" took in $14.5 million, slipping to third-place after four weekends at No. 1. The film raised its domestic total to $356.9 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Think Like a Man," $33 million.
2. "The Lucky One," $22.8 million ($3.8 million international).
3. "The Hunger Games," $14.5 million ($13 million international).
4. "Chimpanzee," $10.2 million.
5. "The Three Stooges," $9.2 million.
6. "The Cabin in the Woods," $7.8 million ($3.3 million international).
7. "American Reunion," $5.2 million ($9.5 million international).
8. "Titanic" in 3-D, $5 million ($34.3 million international).
9. "21 Jump Street," $4.6 million ($3.1 million international).
10. "Mirror Mirror," $4.1 million ($5.8 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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