Movie critics across the nation were apparently in shock – as “Think Like A Man” exceeded their expectations and landed the #1 spot in the box office over the weekend.
According to the Hollywood Reporter the ensemble comedy “scored one of the best openings in recent memory for an African-American themed film” in debuting at $33 million.
“Think Like a Man” — adapted from Steve Harvey’s best-selling advice book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” — gets bragging rights to being the film to topple Liongate’s blockbuster The Hunger Games, which has now grossed $357 million domestically.
The film, whose cast includes Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart, is about four men whose love lives are disrupted when their partners begin using advice from Harvey’s book and received an A CinemaScore.
Think Like a Man, made for a modest $12 million to $13 million, follows the success of Screen Gems’ The Vow and Underworld Awakening earlier this year.
In terms of African-American themed films, Think Like a Man exceeded many of Tyler Perry’s recent films. Perry’s Good Deeds debuted to $15.6 million earlier this year, while last year’s Madea’s Big Happy Family opened to $25.1 million last year.
Congrats! Plus check out more of MSDTV premiere coverage in New York.