Sony Pictures and Screen Gems scored a surprising hit over the weekend when the film Think Like A Man took the top spot at the box office raking in a whooping $33 million.

The film, staring Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, and Kevin Hart, out-performed studio projections scoring Sony its third number one film of the year, and besting the Zac Efron feature, The Lucky One.

Think Like A Man cost just $13 million to produce and nearly pulled in that much on its opening day. The film’s producer, Will Packer, says Think Like A Man’s success is proof-positive films with majority black casts can be profitable.

“It’s huge. I don’t think the significance of opening with the number 1 movie in America can be overstated,” he told Shadow & Act. “This isn’t the number 1 lower-budgeted film, or the number 1 African American Film, or the number 1 film for a particular audience; It’s the number 1 movie in America, period; and if those numbers hold, then we’re going to be in a great position that shows the power of a smart strategic marketing plan that takes advantage of social media, networking, grassroots and a great campaign; because we were up against films that were significantly larger than us.”

While it remains to be seen how long Think Like A Man will keep up its box office mojo, Packer and his team are hoping the success of this film will open the door to more films with majority black casts.

Did you see ‘Think Like A Man’ over the weekend? What did you think?

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  • Alexandra

    Didn’t see it, but my co-workers did and they seemed to like it.
    I don’t plan on seeing it, but congrats to everyone involved with the film. I guess it did crossover…

  • pink

    Laughter is good for the heart, and a built in stress reliever. Good movie

  • pink

    Michael Ealy, and Terrence Jenkins are fine as hell !!

  • Mr. Man

    I too saw the movie with the wife and yes we both enjoyed it. They did a very good job.

  • Betty Jones

    I went to see the movie, but I do not support anything Steve Harvey do because of the way he treated his ex-wife.