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Box Office Results: Think Like a Man Too Tops Slower Summer Weekend

Source: Edward Douglas
June 22, 2014

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Last week's big box office weekend was followed by a relatively quiet one where only one movie was able to gross $30 million and that was the ensemble comedy sequel Think Like a Man Too, which came in at #1 with that amount estimated for its first three days. Starring red-hot comic Kevin Hart, as well as Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Gabrielle Union, the PG-13 comedy opened on Thursday night with $12.2 million in its first 24 hours, but it dropped on Saturday so that it ended up with less its opening weekend than the $33.6 million the original movie made its opening weekend in April 2012 on its way to $91.5 million domestic.

The action-comedy sequel 22 Jump Street (Sony), starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, dropped to second place with an estimated $29 million, down 49% from its opening weekend. It has grossed $111.5 million so far, making it the 15th movie of the year to cross the $100 million milestone. Overseas, it added another $14.1 million to make its international total $38.2 million and its worldwide total $149.7 million.

After settling for second place last weekend, the animated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox) took third place with $25.3 million, a similar drop as 22 Jump Street as it reached a total domestic gross of $95.2 million after ten days. The animated movie also cost $145 million to make versus 22 Jump Street's $50 million reported budget, so it has some way to go before receipting its costs. Internationally, the sequel added $43.5 million for an overseas total of $77.2 million and worldwide total of $172.4 million.

Director Clint Eastwood returned with the musical drama Jersey Boys (Warner Bros.), based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It opened in fourth place with just $13.5 million in 2,905 theaters, an average of $4,647 per site, receiving an A- CinemaScore from its audience that consisted of 92% over the age of 25 and 61% female.

Angelina Jolie's fairy tale epic Maleficent (Walt Disney Studios) had a solid hold in its fourth weekend, dropping to fifth place with $13 million, down 30% from last week with a four-week gross of $186 million domestically. Internationally, the movie has grossed $335.6 million to bring its worldwide total to $521.6 million.

The Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.) took sixth place with $10.3 million and has grossed $74.5 million in North America. Internationally, the film has earned $218.3 million for a worldwide total of $292.8 million.

Shailene Woodley's hit teen drama The Fault in Our Stars (20th Century Fox) is slowly approaching $100 million gross with another $8.6 million added this weekend for seventh place. It's up to $64.6 million internationally for a global take of $163.3 million.

The hit superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past (20th Century Fox) took eighth place with $6.2 million with a total domestic gross of $217 million. The movie has earned an impressive $475.3 million overseas and is nearing the $700 mark worldwide with $692.1 million.

Jon Favreau's culinary comedy Chef (Open Road) and the Godzilla (Legendary/Warner Bros.) reboot rounded out the Top 10 with just over $1.8 million each. Favreau's independent film has grossed just under $17 million to date, while Godzilla edges closer to $200 million with $194.9 million.

The Top 10 grossed less than $140 million, a far cry from the same weekend last year when Pixar Animation's Monsters University and Brad Pitt's action-thriller World War Z topped the box office with $82.4 and $66.4 million, respectively, essentially grossing $148 million between them.

After opening in New York and L.A. last weekend, David (Animal Kingdom) Michod's Aussie crime-thriller The Rover (A24), starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, expanded into 635 theaters where it took in a paltry $500 thousand.

Opening in 5 theaters in New York and L.A., Paul Haggis' ensemble drama Third Person, starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis and James Franco, brought in $42 thousand in its first weekend, roughly $8.5 thousand per venue.

The other theater adaptation of the weekend was Roman Polanski's French take on Venus in Fur (Sundance Selects), which earned $26 thousand in its two New York venues.

Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.







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