Think Like a Man, the film inspired by comedian Steve Harvey’s bestselling book, officially dethroned The Hunger Games at the box office last weekend.
Originally predicted to rake in about $17 million opening weekend, TLAM’s numbers far exceeded expectations to the tune of $33 million with just a $12 million dollar budget for an all-star celebrity ensemble cast.
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It’s no doubt that extreme marketing efforts like the celebrity surprise Producer Will Packer launched on several Atlanta theatres opening weekend, played a hand in the box office success of the flick.
Think Like a Man opened to an estimated $33 million from just 2,015 theaters.
The movie’s $16,377 per-theater average is third-highest for a nationwide release so far this year behind The Hunger Games ($36,871) and The Lorax ($18,830) and significantly above huge hits like The Vow, Safe House and 21 Jump Street.
Its opening was also better than nearly all comparable titles, including all Tyler Perry movies except Madea Goes to Jail ($41 million). (source)
Wooow! How impressive is that?? Congrats Will!! Tyler are you listening….
But wait… how bout in addition to it’s huge success at the box office, TLAM has actually sparked a celebrity romance and two of the stars from the cast are now reportedly an item!!
Can you guess which one of the TLAM couples have made a match off screen?
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