Sayonara, The Hunger Games! After a month of ruling the roost, new release Think Like a Man grabbed the box office behemoth’s number one spot, earning $33 million over the weekend to The Hunger Games‘ $14.5 million (total gross $356.9 million).
Fellow new release The Lucky One also bested The Hunger Games, grabbing the number two spot with its $22.8 million weekend haul. Chimpanzee, the final new wide release, earned $10.2 million, enough to land it at number four, while last week’s runner-up The Three Stooges (weekend gross $9.2 million, total gross $29.3 million) fell three spots to number five.
Among the limited releases to hit theaters this weekend were docs To the Arctic 3D and Marley, each of which earned $260,000, Darling Companion ($46,296 on just four screens), Goodbye First Love ($20,120), My Way ($16,195) and Jesus Henry Christ ($9,298).
Out in wide release next weekend and competing for a single week of box office dominance (no chance of a repeat performance when The Avengers is out the following week, after all) are The Five-Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits , The Raven and Safe. Limited releases include Booker’s Place, Bernie, Payback, Elles, The Giant Mechanical Man, Citizen Gangster, Headhunters, Restless City and Sound of My Voice.