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Box office report: 'Think Like A Man' wins again with $18 million; 'Pirates' sails past 'Engagement'

Look guys, sometimes box office articles just need four headlines!

In this case, the under-performance of The Five-Year Engagement wasn’t the only big story this weekend. Think Like A Man notched a very strong sophomore frame, The Hunger Games reached a truly remarkable milestone, and The Avengers flexed their muscles internationally. Oh, and Safe and The Raven also entered theaters. We’ve got a lot to talk about! Here’s how the box office shook out: READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Think Like A Man' stays on top with $5.5 million on Friday; 'Engagement' at No. 3


Despite four new wide releases entering theaters, Think Like A Man, the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s famous advice book for women, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, managed to stay on top of the box office on Friday with $5.5 million.

Although that gross marks a drop of about 55 percent from last Friday,  things should stabilize nicely over the rest of the weekend. In the end, Think Like A Man will likely dip by less than 50 percent and score about $18 million in its sophomore frame.

In second place, the Zac Efron/Taylor Schilling romance The Lucky One pulled in an estimated $3.9 million yesterday. That puts the weepy film, based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, on track for a $12 million second weekend, which would lift its total past $40 million with ease. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: Will 'The Five-Year Engagement' earn as much as 'Bridesmaids'?

Four new wide releases enter theaters this weekend — rom-com The Five-Year Engagement, kiddie flick The Pirates! Band of Misfits, literary thriller The Raven, and Jason Statham’s Safe — but will any of them be able to take out Think Like A Man, which ended The Hunger Games‘ reign atop the box office last week?

Check out my predictions below:

1. The Five-Year Engagement – $20 million

The Jason Segel/Emily Blunt romantic comedy is the latest 2012 release to target women, and if the success of The Vow, The Lucky One, and Think Like A Man are any indication, females should turn out this weekend as well. The Five-Year Engagement, which was produced by Universal for a modest $30 million, has been framed as a companion to Bridesmaids, which opened in May 2011 to $26.2 million before grossing $169 million overall.  If the hot pink and white color scheme of the advertisements didn’t make that connection clear, then the fact that every inch of marketing includes the words “FROM THE PRODUCER OF BRIDESMAIDS” should. Oh yeah — it’s also about a wedding.

Tracking for the film has been encouraging in the weeks leading to its release, and while it hasn’t garnered quite the same amount of buzz as the ultra-bawdy Bridesmaids did last year, its prospects are pretty rosy. Jason Segel has become a more familiar face thanks to the success of The Muppets and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and although Emily Blunt is not a proven box office draw, she comes across nicely in advertisements. Sure, The Lucky One will eat up a bit of the film’s core female demographic, but guys should turn up in higher volumes for a straight-up comedy like Engagement, which stars Segel as well as Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt. Playing in 2,936 theaters, the wedding comedy may pick up about $20 million and find legs in the weeks to come.


'Think Like a Man' star Kevin Hart: How Twitter, Facebook, and my NBA outburst helped my movie open at No. 1


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Last weekend, the ensemble relationship comedy Think Like a Man 
opened to an astonishing $33.6 million, exceeding practically everyone's expectations, including those of one of the film's standout stars, actor-comedian Kevin Hart. "I knew the movie was going to do well because it was tracking well," he tells EW, "but we were thinking in the range of $20-25 [million]

. When in came in the 30s, that was a little mind-blowing. For me that just shows the power of social media.”

No kidding. Hart has practically built his entire career harnessing the power of his Twitter feed and Facebook page to drive audiences to his films. Last September, his stand-up comedy feature Laugh at My Pain opened to $2 million on just 97 screens, a feat he largely credited to his social media fan base spreading word and supporting the film. For Think Like a Man, Hart notes that, combined, the entire cast boasts well over 20 million Twitter followers. “So we got together and just did a blitz ourselves….When you’re doing movie promos and there’s billboards and stuff, yeah it’s out there, and you know people see it. But we were getting direct responses because of Twitter and Facebook. It was unbelievable.”

Of course, a movie’s number one debut is not built on tweets alone. Hart credits three other DIY efforts for helping catapult his film to the top of the box office:  READ FULL STORY

'Five-Year Engagement' redband trailer: 'Today's more of a bunny day' -- VIDEO

The new, uncensored trailer for The Five-Year Engagement showcases the necessary conversations all couples must have before walking down the aisle. How many children do you want? How much have you saved? Only, in the case of Tom and Violet (Jason Segel and Emily Blunt), the agony of these conversation stretches out over many years. On the upside, there’s also an inordinate amount of sex talk to ease the pain. Check out the (NSFW) trailer below. , READ FULL STORY

Tribeca Film Festival: 'Five Year Engagement' child actress reveals her favorite co-star -- VIDEO

Are you ready for your daily dose of cuteness? While there were a lot of big stars (Jason Segel! Emily Blunt!) at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Five-Year Engagement last night, it was a little girl in a pink frock nervously taking her first walk down a red carpet who totally stole the spotlight.

Meet 4-year-old Zoe Niemkiewicz. She plays Vanessa, a bow-and-arrow wielding tot who takes direct aim (watch her in action at the end of this trailer) at Violet (played by Blunt).

During our chat Niemkiewicz discussed her role in the film and her costars. Though she was initially quite diplomatic about who she enjoyed working with the most, after a little prodding she revealed her favorite costar was Segel. Why? He played LEGOS with her, obviously. Watch the adorableness unfold in the video below. READ FULL STORY

'The Five-Year Engagement' to open 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that The Five-Year Engagement will open their 2012 festival. The romantic comedy, co-produced by Judd Apatow, stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as an engaged couple who keeps pushing back their nuptials.

”We are so honored that the festival organizers have given us this platform to premiere the film,” said director Nicholas Stoller, in a statement. “To be honest, this is all just a ploy to stand on top of a building with Robert De Niro and look out over New York City at dusk.”

”The Tribeca Film Festival has always celebrated the power of creative collaboration, and there is no better example of that than The Five-Year Engagement,” said Jane Rosenthal, cofounder of the festival.

The rest of Tribeca’s feature film slate will be announced on March 6 and 8, and the festival itself will run from April 18 to 29.

Watch a trailer of the opening movie, which hits theaters April 27, below. READ FULL STORY

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