WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP
- The comedy Think Like a Man was the Number One movie for the second weekend in a row while the superhero film The Avengers opened big overseas, taking in $178.4 million in 39 countries ahead of its opening in the U.S. next weekend.
- The next four films at the box office, including newcomers The Pirates! Band of Misfits and The Five-Year Engagement, were all so close that their positions could change once the final numbers are released today. But according to the studio estimates out yesterday, the animated family comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits opened at Number Two, followed by The Lucky One, The Hunger Games, and the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement, debuting in fifth place.
- The Pirates! Band of Misfits, about a pirate captain and his crew trying to best their rivals in a quest to win the title of Pirate of the Year, features the voices of Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven and Imelda Staunton. The Five-Year Engagement stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a engaged couple who face ups and downs and repeated interruptions on their way to the altar. Co-starring are Alison Brie, Chris Pratt and Rhys Ifans.
- Opening in sixth place was the action thriller Safe, starring Jason Statham as a cage fighter who takes on a mission to rescue a kidnapped girl from the Russian Mafia. Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon and Robert John Burke co-star. Debuting at Number Eight was The Raven, starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, who joins forces with a detective after a killer begins committing murders inspired by Poe's writing. (Pulse)
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- APRIL 27-29
- Think Like a Man, $18 million
- The Pirates! Band of Misfits, $11.4 million
- The Lucky One, $11.3 million
- The Hunger Games, $11.25 million
- The Five-Year Engagement, $11.2 million
- Safe, $7.7 million
- The Raven, $7.3 million
- Chimpanzee, $5.5 million
- The Three Stooges, $5.4 million
- The Cabin in the Woods, $4.5 million
OPENING FRIDAY: The Avengers
IN THEATRES MAY 11: Dark Shadows
IN THEATRES MAY 16: The Dictator