By Ryan J. Downey
In the end, it wasn’t a villain who finally conquered the heroes of “The Hunger Games.”
The four-week box-office reign of the adaptation of the popular young-adult novel was ended by Steve Harvey and Zac Efron, whose respective new movies performed quite impressively over the weekend.
“Think Like a Man” was number one with a $33 million opening, boasting a higher per-screen average than any other movie with a nationwide release this year, save for “Games” and “Dr. Seuss the Lorax.” With a story based on the lessons given in comedian Steve Harvey’s self-help book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the film gave Screen Gems their second-best opening (behind “The Vow”) and third number one so far in 2012.
Screen Gems reportedly spent only $13 million making “Think Like a Man.”