"Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" a film loosely based on the dating advice book by comedian Steve Harvey was “surprisingly” top at the box office this weekend. 'Think Like a Man' opened April 20, 2012. Everyone, except, most African Americans were surprised that the movie is charting to make more money than projected by some movie critics. African Americans have traditionally supported “black” film and film makers. Take Tyler Perry, for an example, an African American film maker who has had success in many ways other film makers have not. He has had five films that ranked number 1 in the last five years.