June Box Office Down 16 Percent From Last Year’s Record
July 2, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
July 1, 2014
The domestic box bureau totaled $1.04 billion in June, that is a flattering customary outcome for a second month of Summer. Unfortunately, it was off a large 16 percent from final year’s $1.25 billion record, that puts a yearly box bureau in a unsafe position streamer in to a third quarter.
Last June’s lineup was scarcely strong: Man of Steel, Monsters University and World War Z warranted a sum $543 million during a month. In comparison, a Top Three titles in Jun 2014 warranted a some-more medium $420 million.
The Angelina Jolie anticipation non-stop to a clever $69.4 million during a finish of May, and has hold impossibly good given then. It’s on lane for around $230 million total, that is scarcely on standard with final year’s Oz The Great and Powerful ($234.9 million). Maleficent has also finished clever business overseas: with Japan on a way, it should pass $400 million soon.
The tip Jun recover was comedy supplement 22 Jump Street, that warranted $142.7 million by 18 days in theaters. On a third weekend, it upheld a initial movie’s $138.4 million total, and is on a approach to utterly a bit some-more before a finish of a run. It’s usually a matter of time now before 23 Jump Street gets a go-ahead.
DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 non-stop on a same day as 22 Jump Street, yet hasn’t fared scarcely as well: by 18 days, a charcterised supplement has warranted $124.2 million. That’s lagging $10 million behind a strange movie, and that opening is usually going to get wider in a entrance weeks. Ultimately, this could hang adult subsequent $170 million, that is a large beating for what was approaching to be one of a biggest cinema of a Summer.
Fellow Fox recover The Fault in a Stars warranted $110.9 million by a finish of a month. The young-adult instrumentation is on a approach to over $120 million, that is a outrageous success deliberation a movie’s miniscule $12 million budget.
Transformers: Age of Extinction usually played in theaters for 4 days, yet it still wound adult in fifth place in Jun with $110.5 million. The film should acquire almost reduction than a predecessors in a U.S., yet could make adult a opening overseas.
The rest of a margin was a churned bag. Tom Cruise‘s Edge of Tomorrow started delayed ($28.8 million), yet hold good adequate that it should eventually strech $100 million. It’s also finished good overseas, where it’s on lane to tighten with during slightest $250 million.
Think Like a Man Too had a plain initial place debut, yet fell tough in a second weekend (down 65 percent). Through a finish of a month, a comedy supplement had warranted $49.2 million, and is on lane to tighten good subsequent a predecessor’s $91.5 million.
Finally, Clint Eastwood-directed low-pitched Jersey Boys warranted a diseased $28.4 million by 11 days. It will eventually sum some-more than Rock of Ages and new Eastwood titles like J. Edgar and Invictus, yet that’s not observant much.
During a second entertain of 2014, altogether box bureau totaled $2.82 billion. That’s down scarcely 7 percent from final year. The entertain was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($257.2 million). A Marvel Cinematic Universe pretension has surfaced a second entertain in 4 of a final 5 years (Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and now Captain America).
Through a finish of June, year-to-date box bureau is during $5.2 billion, that is off 1.4 percent from final year. 20th Century Fox is a highest-grossing studio so distant this year with around $900 million, and will pierce past a $1 billion symbol when Dawn of a Planet of a Apes hits theaters subsequent week.
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June Calendar Grosses
2014 Grosses (2014-only releases)