‘Hunger Games’ Dethroned!
April 23, 2012
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I wrote a week or so ago about ‘Hunger Games fatigue,’ that is, despite the millions of young adults–and not-so-young adults–that are fans of the books, there was no way that it could maintain its stranglehold over the North American box office for too much longer.
Everything that goes up–assuming that it does not escape the earth’s gravitational field, and sometimes even then–will eventually come back down, so it’s no surprise that it’s no longer occupying the top spot.
What is somewhat surprising was that it was dethroned by Tim Story’s “Think Like A Man,” (I expected that “The Hunger Games” would soon fall from the Number One position over the North American box office, though that a comedy directed primarily at an African-American audience was able to do so–that had nothing to do with Tyler Perr–is pretty impressive), which earned almost $34 million over the weekend just past.
Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures that produced the film, deserves kudos for a perfectly timed release against some fierce competition.