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How Well Will "Think Like A Man Too" Perform at the Box Office Opening Weekend? Play To Win!

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by Tambay A. Obenson
June 18, 2014 3:13 PM
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Well, it's about that time folks! 

Producer Will Packer and director Tim Story are on a roll with back-to-back hits in "Think Like A Man" in 2012, and "Ride Along" earlier this year -the former grossing an unexpected $91.5 million in box office receipts; and the other, even more surprisingly, topping the coveted $100 million mark ($134.2 million) domestically.

Can they make it a triple, with the upcoming release of "Think Like A Man Too," the sequel to "Think Like A Man," which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man"?

We'll find out when the film opens in just 2 days, this Friday, June 20, nationwide, on 2,200 screens.

The first film opened on 2,015 screens, taking the top spot with a $33,636,303 box office take. The upcoming sequel will have to battle for the crown this weekend against "22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (both also sequels, by the way).

Box office analysts see an opening for the movie in the $32 million range, indeed beating out its competition (“22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ - both in the second weeks in release; as well as Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys," although that's not expected to pose much of a threat to TLAMT). 

Variety says that Sony/Screen Gems brass (the distributors of TLAMT) will be content with a debut of "anything in the mid-$20 million range and up, given the film’s low cost."

What do YOU think? 

Here's your chance to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate by simply guessing what you think this opening weekend's box office earnings will be for the movie. Long time readers of this site will be familiar with how this contest works, as I've run enough of them over the years: in the comment section below, simply post what you think the film will earn this weekend at the box office. And on Monday, when the final results are made public, whomever comes the closest to the actual number WITHOUT going over it, will win the $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. 

You have until tomorrow, Thursday night, June 19, at 11:59PM EST to post your guesses. And when you do, be sure to use an email address that I can reach you on, because if you do win, whatever email address you enter in the email box in the comment section, is what I will use to contact you, Obviously, only I can see the email addresses. They don't show on the page when you post.

As for what the sequel is  about: "All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event."

As producer Will Packer previously shared: "We're excited to follow these beloved characters into the next chapter. The first movie was about our couples coming together. This one is a fun romp which explores whether these relationships can survive against the backdrop of Vegas."

In addition to the stars from the first film returning (Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, and Wendy Williams), we can add Dennis Haysbert, Adam Brody, Wendi McLendon-Covey and David Walton to the film's cast. 

Tim Story directed from a script penned by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, who also penned the first film.

Steve Harvey, Rob Hardy and Rushion McDonald return as executive producers.

"Think Like A Man Too" is scheduled for release on June 20, 2014, although it'll be the opening night film at the 18th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) - which now calls New York City home - tomorrow night. So some of you will get to see it a day early.


Without further ado, jump in below with your guesses.
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41 Comments

  • troublemaker | June 22, 2014 4:28 PMReply

    Well, to answer my own comment. TLAM 2 only opened in 2,225 screens! Whereas Jersey Boys opened on 2,905, 22 Jump Street was on 3,306, How to Train Your Dragon on 4,268 screens and TLAm beat them all!

  • troublemaker | June 22, 2014 4:22 PMReply

    I can't believe TLAM 2 only debut with a $30M! Tim Story you better find another story!

  • Donella | June 20, 2014 4:32 PMReply

    37,550,000

  • Becki | June 20, 2014 6:45 AMReply

    36.8million

  • Tony | June 20, 2014 1:58 AMReply

    Tambay, sent you a write up on an odd character change up.
    With... ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Outpacing ‘Ride Along’ in Weekend Pre-Sales
    I'd think $85 million

  • Marc | June 19, 2014 10:47 PMReply

    $42 Million

  • Beemooree | June 19, 2014 6:07 PMReply

    $37.5 mil

  • antoine | June 19, 2014 5:40 PMReply

    44.6 million

  • David Bailey | June 19, 2014 5:24 PMReply

    Gross for Think like a man 2 will be 35.6 Million

  • E. | June 19, 2014 4:43 PMReply

    $34.5 million

  • Vey | June 19, 2014 4:11 PMReply

    $41.4 million

  • Prisesurelle | June 19, 2014 3:37 PMReply

    $35.9 million

  • Ken | June 19, 2014 2:38 PMReply

    $37.6 million

  • C. Morris | June 19, 2014 2:18 PMReply

    56 Million

  • Monique A Williams | June 19, 2014 2:15 PMReply

    I'm going with $49.3M

  • troublemaker | June 19, 2014 1:55 PMReply

    50 million!

  • kirk | June 19, 2014 1:34 PMReply

    I say 25.5 million.

  • JB | June 19, 2014 1:10 PMReply

    40 million

  • crocksucker | June 19, 2014 10:45 AMReply

    88 billion!

  • MG | June 19, 2014 10:16 AMReply

    $31 mil

  • Peggy | June 19, 2014 1:40 AMReply

    $37.3 Million.

  • Mike | June 19, 2014 12:56 AMReply

    34,000,000

  • nvidiathx | June 19, 2014 12:33 AMReply

    $37,000,000 million

  • Dan | June 19, 2014 12:06 AMReply

    37.1 million on opening weekend.

  • Ty | June 18, 2014 11:21 PMReply

    $32,ooo,000.00

  • Geoff | June 18, 2014 11:02 PMReply

    45 "fohdee fy" million

  • Steve | June 18, 2014 10:23 PMReply

    $34.2 million

  • M | June 18, 2014 9:51 PMReply

    41.3 mil

  • Victor | June 18, 2014 9:08 PMReply

    $61,000,000

  • Luce | June 18, 2014 8:10 PMReply

    Let's go with : 33 500 000$

  • Nique | June 18, 2014 7:58 PMReply

    33.1 Million

  • Daphne | June 18, 2014 6:19 PMReply

    $43.2 million

  • Erik W. | June 18, 2014 5:11 PMReply

    $36.5 million.

  • Phred G | June 18, 2014 4:39 PMReply

    $51 million. Final offer!

  • SAVANNAH MORGAN | June 18, 2014 4:36 PMReply

    $38.5

  • Layla | June 18, 2014 4:05 PMReply

    Hmm... A lot more competition this time around and school is out so family films will be big. I say $29 million.

  • Nichelle | June 18, 2014 3:39 PMReply

    $42.5 M

  • Ladyjfb | June 18, 2014 3:39 PMReply

    Steve Harvey has a very large following with the book, so I will say $55,500,000

  • Ashley | June 18, 2014 3:39 PMReply

    I'm going with $34,500,000.

  • Scott Webb | June 18, 2014 3:33 PMReply

    I going to go with an even 35,000,000.

  • Reginald Parker-Hollis | June 18, 2014 3:25 PMReply

    I think it will do north of 40 million. I'm saying 44,700,000.

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