Ensemble romantic comedy Think Like a Man continues to outperform expectations, winning the weekend again after last weekend's smash debut. The film took in $5.5 million on Friday and is slated to earn $16 million this weekend, bringing its total gross to more than $50 million.
But along with every success comes a disappointment: this weekend's bomb is The Five-Year Engagement, which earned a modest $3.5 million. The romantic comedy is on track to take for a $10.3 million opening. Which wouldn't be such a big deal if this weren't a Judd Apatow production: Apatow's past producing credits include Bridesmaids, Pineapple Express, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Most were predicting similar success for The Five-Year Engagement, which stars Emily Blunt and Apatow favorite Jason Segel. Segel co-wrote the script with Nicholas Stoller.
In other box office news: Pirates! Band of Misfits, Safe, and The Raven all did OK — the latter two took in $2.5 million, while Pirates managed $3 million.
It was a modest weekend overall. But next weekend sees the opening of oh-my-God The Avengers, so expect things to get a lot more exciting (or at least profitable) then.
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