leper pirates Box office: 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' surge into second while 'The Five Year Engagement' falls behind“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” proved they’re not the outsiders they claim to be as the stop-motion animated movie surged into second place at the box office the weekend of April 27-29. The movie earned $11.4 million, coming in behind “Think Like a Man’s” second weekend at the top with $18 million. Meanwhile, the Judd Apatow-produced “The Five-Year Engagement” fell into fifth place.

“The Five-Year Engagement” earned $11.1 million, just short of “The Lucky One’s” $11.3 million and “The Hunger Games'” $11.2 million. Rounding out the Top 10 were new releases “Safe” ($7.7 million) and “The Raven” ($7.2 million), with “Chimpanzee” ($5.5 million), “The Three Stooges” ($5.4 million) and “The Cabin in the Woods” ($4.5 million) following behind.

It was a disappointing opening for “Engagement,” but a pleasant surprise for “Pirates.” What did you see this weekend?

Posted by:Jean Bentley