Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/30/2012 (4 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

'Avengers' cleaning up in Europe,; domestic release to follow

The ensemble African American comedy "Think Like A Man" kept its top spot at the nation's box offices for what was a relatively quiet weekend before the rush of big-budget adventures that typify summer releases. In a sure Sign of Things to Come, the superhero blockbuster "The Avengers" cleaned up at the European box office, just prior to its May 4 release stateside.

The ensemble African American comedy 'Think Like A Man' kept its top spot at the nation's box offices for what was a relatively quiet weekend before the rush of big-budget adventures that typify summer releases.

The ensemble African American comedy "Think Like A Man" kept its top spot at the nation's box offices for what was a relatively quiet weekend before the rush of big-budget adventures that typify summer releases.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/30/2012 (4 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Think Like A Man, Avengers, box office summer releases


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Think Like A Man," based on an advice book by comedian Steve Harvey, took in $18 million from 2,015 locations, lifting its overall gross to $60.8 million.

"Man" easily beat out last week's No. 2 film "The Lucky One." The Warner Bros. movie, based on a Nicholas Spark romance novel and starring Zac Ephron, took in $11.6 million from 3,175 locations.

Sony's animated family film "Pirates! Band of Misfits," was firmly in the No. 3 spot with $11.5 from 3,358 locations.

"The Five-Year Engagement," a raunchy, R-rated comedy from Universal, was a disappointing fourth. Written by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller, it took in $11.2 million from 2,936 locations. The film, with a production budget of $30 million, received a B- from Cinemascore from an audience that said the film would appeal to older woman, 35 and older.

The weekend's two other new movies, "Safe" from Lionsgate and "The Raven" from Relativity, finished sixth and seventh, with $7.7 million and $7.2 million respectively.

On the other side of the pond, Marvel's The Avengers" is already breaking international records.

Joss Whedon's Marvel adventure brought in an estimated $178.4 million overseas. "The Avengers" also had the biggest opening weekend ever in 12 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

The worldwide phenomenon "The Hunger Games" remained in fourth place.

The Top Ten Movies for this past weekend were:

1. "Think Like A Man"
2. "The Lucky One"
3. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"
4. "The Hunger Games"
5. "The Five-Year Engagement"
6. "Safe"
7. "The Raven"
8. "Chimpanzee"
9. "The Three Stooges"
10. "The Cabin in the Woods"

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for DECEMBER 2016
Universal:
End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Evangelization: Europe: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.



Comments


More Movies

Pope Francis meets Oscar-winning directer of new faith-based film 'Silence' Watch

Image of Pope Francis meets Oscar-winning director of

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis welcomed Oscar-winning film director Martin Scorses and his family to the Vatican Wednesday to discuss "Silence," a film starring Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Silence" was inspired by the true story of ... continue reading


There's a secret Catholic message hidden in 'Arrival' Watch

Image of 'Arrival' contains a hidden Catholic message. It's unknown if it was intended as such.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Stop. If you haven't seen the latest sci-fi thriller, Arrival and you plan to do so, read no further. This story contains spoilers. If you've already seen the movie, let's talk about the hidden Catholic message contained in the movie. LOS ANGELES, CA (California ... continue reading


Mel Gibson slays in latest faith-based film 'Hacksaw Ridge' Watch

Image of Mel Gibson's latest faith-based film performs well in the box office.

By Nikki Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mel Gibson rises from a ten-year reprieve to release his latest faith-based film. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - For the first time since "The Passion," Mel Gibson has taken the director's chair to produce another faith-based film."Hacksaw Ridge" is based on the ... continue reading


Powerful Film Sheds Light on Modern Day Holocaust

Image of

By KingdomWorks Studios

A powerful, new short film sheds light on the modern day Holocaust and challenges the church to take a stand. Sing A Little Louder, a heart wrenching short film based on the Holocaust during World War II isshedding light on abortion and calling churches to raise their ... continue reading


'I'm Not Ashamed' - Atheists slam faith-based Columbine massacre film Watch

Image of

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Movies based on true stories come out every year - but of course the faith-based films get the most controversy, primarily from Atheist hate groups. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I'm Not Ashamed" is a new faith-based film focused on the Columbine massacre that ... continue reading


Mark Wahlberg is set to play his most Catholic role ever Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Well-known Hollywood movie star and Catholic, Mark Wahlberg is gearing up for his most Catholic role ever. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Mark Wahlberg, alongside director David O Russell, is working on an inspirational biopic about Father Stuart Long, an American ... continue reading


'The Story of Christ' to be told in Virtual Reality Watch

Image of Imagine standing next to Christ while he delivers the Sermon on the Mount.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new film will allow people to experience the life of Christ in full virtual reality (VR). The new film aims to bring people closer to Christ by allowing them to experience key events in His life. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - "Jesus VR - The Story of Christ" ... continue reading


JESUS RETURNS: A sequel to 'The Passion of the Christ' confirmed Watch

Image of Jim Caviezel as

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mel Gibson has confirmed a sequel to 'The Passion of the Christ' is coming. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In an interview with evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium, Gibson announced there would be a follow-up to the hit independent film. "Of ... continue reading


Inside scoop for latest Clint Eastwood film 'Sully' - An interview with writer Todd Komarnicki Watch

Image of Take a behind-the-scenes look at

By Nikki Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Todd Komarnicki, a writer, producer and director, shares insight into the making of Clint Eastwood's "Sully," which saw a $35.5 million opening weekend. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Todd Komarnicki is known for writing scripts for "Perfect Stranger," "Sully," ... continue reading


Miracle on the Hudson - 'Sully' film review (NO SPOILERS) Watch

Image of A review of

By Nikki Crawford & Marisel Maldonado

The latest Clint Eastwood film, "Sully," will be released in theaters Friday, September 9. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Sully" is based on the real story of Flight 1549, when Canadian geese flew into the U.S. Airways Airbus' engines.Both engines lost thrust and ... continue reading


All Movies News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 35:1-10
1 Let the desert and the dry lands be glad, let the wasteland rejoice and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
9 His saving help is near for those who fear him, his glory will dwell in ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 5:17-26
17 Now it happened that he was teaching one day, and Pharisees and ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for December 5th, 2016 Image

St. Sabas
December 5: Sabas was born at Mutalaska, Cappadocia, near ... Read More