Smash hit “The Hunger Games” finally lost its position a top the North American box office, as newcomer “Think Like A Man” stormed to the number one slot, weekend estimates showed Sunday.
The ensemble comedy “Think Like A Man,” that garnered mediocre reviews, made $33 million in its opening weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
In second place was another debut, romantic drama “The Lucky One,” starring teen heart throbs Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, which made $22.8 million in its opening few days.
Falling to the third spot was the Jennifer Lawrence-starring blockbuster “Hunger Games,” with just $14.5 million this week but a whopping $356.9 million total over its five-week release.
Legions of fans have flocked to see the movie, based on a book by Suzanne Collins, in which a teenaged girl played by Lawrence fights to win a death match/television reality show featuring children in a post-apocalyptic world.
In fourth was another debut, “Chimpanzee,” a true-life child-friendly adventure tale of a special chimp, which brought in $10.2 million. It came in just ahead of fifth place “The Three Stooges,” in its second week. The Farrelly brothers’ tribute to the US comedy trio brought in $9.2 million.
Sixth position went to the much-hyped horror comedy “The Cabin in the Woods,” with $7.7 million, written and produced by “Avengers” director Joss Whedon, while “American Reunion” — the sequel to the 1999 hit “American Pie” — came in seventh with $5.2 million.
In eighth was the 3D-enhanced re-release of 1997’s “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet — which debuted in theaters last week in time for the 100th anniversary of the liner’s sinking –with $5 million.
“Think Like A Man” is set to be released in Kenya in June.