April 22, 2012



It was a solid Saturday for most films in the market, according to the preliminary numbers at Deadline, which are subject to revision on both Sunday and Monday.  THINK LIKE A MAN (Screen Gems/Sony) is reporting a 10% uptick for the day, which would be a very good sign (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too declined 13% on its 2d day), and could mean a weekend in the neighborhood of $35M.  THE LUCKY ONE (Warners) fared a bit less well, dropping a few hundred thousand on Saturday, which should still get it to $23-24M for the weekend.  CHIMPANZEE (Disney) also had around a 10% Saturday bump, which could get it over $10M by the end of Sunday.

THE HUNGER GAMES (Lionsgate/Summit) seems to be headed for another exceptional weekend hold, up 75% from Friday to Saturday for perhaps $15M in its 5th weekend.  If those numbers hold, it would be only a 30% fall from last weekend for the 9th best 5th weekend ever, giving Hunger a total of $357.2M, #18 on the domestic all-time list (so far). 
THE THREE STOOGES (20th) is playing as a family movie, reporting a Saturday more than doubling its Friday and headed for a $10M 2d weekend, down only 40% or so from its debut.  CABIN IN THE WOODS (Lionsgate) is also reporting a good Saturday, and may fall about 45% for the weekend, strong for a horror movie.  TITANIC 3D (Paramount) appears to be taking the biggest hit of the weekend, down over 55% from last week.

Stay with SHOWBUZZDAILY all weekend for updated boxoffice and analysis!

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."