Box Office Actuals: ’22 Jump Street’ Drops to $57 Million, ‘Dragon 2’ Finishes with $49.4m


bopreds-61314Well, 22 Jump Street still did excellent business over its opening weekend, but estimates were off by three million as the new R-rated comedy finished with $57 million instead of the estimated $60m. The film holds the record for the sixth largest opening ever for an R-rated movie and second highest opening for an R-rated comedy behind The Hangover Part II ($85.9m). Next weekend the drop will likely be significant, but with an opening like that on a film budgeted at $65 million things are looking just fine.

In second is the disappointment of the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon 2, opening with a mere $49.4 million, less than six million more than the 2010 original. It was reported this morning DreamWorks Animation stock dropped as a result of the poor performance, which makes me wonder about those planned sequels considering the $145 million budget. So far, only $24.8 million has come in from 26 international territories.

Meanwhile, Maleficent continues to hold well, dropping 46.1% for a $18.5 million weekend, Edge of Tomorrow only dropped 42.5% in its second weekend adding $16.5 million and The Fault in Our Stars was the big dipper of the weekend, dropping nearly 70% for $14.7 million. Of course, the $25 opening night tickets for that film massively inflated its first weekend earnings making this not merely the big deal it may otherwise seem.

I’ve listed the current top ten from the points and accuracy leaderboards directly below and you can find the full leaderboard here. For the complete box office top ten and points awarded for this weekend specifically click here.

Points Leaderboard Top 10

  1. PJ Edwards (43 points)
  2. Arthur Carlson (36 points)
  3. Alan Smithee (32 points)
  4. Peter Bandrowsky (29 points)
  5. austinjoel (26 points)
  6. Matt P (24 points)
  7. Rach (24 points)
  8. Dave AD (23 points)
  9. J T (23 points)
  10. Peete (22 points)
  11. Stephen Jay (22 points)
  12. Vaus (22 points)

Accuracy Leaderboard Top 10

  1. J T (82.937% accuracy)
  2. Return of the BT (81.393% accuracy)
  3. Ryan Jayden (79.589% accuracy)
  4. Exxdee13 (79.375% accuracy)
  5. Matt Taylor (78.982% accuracy)
  6. Rob (78.773% accuracy)
  7. Matt P (78.762% accuracy)
  8. Jack Tyler (78.671% accuracy)
  9. TimmaeXVX (78.184% accuracy)
  10. crayc30 (78.097% accuracy)