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June 25, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
Think Like a Man Too 


 June 22, 2014

Think Like a Man Too narrowly degraded associate Sony comedy 22 Jump Street to take initial place during a box bureau this weekend. Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood‘s Jersey Boys got off to a still start.

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Overall, it was a delayed weekend during a box office, with a Top 12 earning $138.8 million. That’s down a whopping 40 percent from a same weekend final year, when Monsters University, World War Z and Man of Steel sum for $190 million.

Playing during 2,225 locations, Think Like a Man Too non-stop to $29.2 million this weekend. That’s a bit reduce than a strange Think Like a Man‘s $33.6 million, and is also subsequent November’s The Best Man Holiday ($30.1 million). It is during slightest an alleviation over February’s About Last Night, that also starred Kevin Hart and non-stop to $25.6 million.

A $29 million opening for a modestly-budgeted attribute comedy is certainly good. Still, with Hart’s increasing recognition and with a fun new environment (Las Vegas), there was an expectancy that a supplement could open aloft than a well-liked predecessor. One probable reason for a decline: opening in mid-June, Think Like a Man Too faced distant some-more foe than a predecessor. Most notably, associate Sony comedy 22 Jump Street continued to attract moviegoers this weekend, that expected cut in to Think Like a Man‘s business a bit.

The movie’s assembly was 63 percent femaleidentical to a initial outingand 59 percent over a age of 30. They awarded it an “A-” CinemaScore, that suggests word-of-mouth will be fine. Still, it’s doubtful that Think Like a Man Too matches a predecessor’s $91.5 million sum (something around $80 million is a expected outcome).

If Think Like a Man Too stays in initial place when actuals come in on Monday, it will symbol a ninth weekend in a quarrel in that a new cinema takes a tip spot. That trend started with The Other Woman during a finish of April, and will continue by a initial dual months of a Summer (assuming Transformers: Age of Extinction opens on tip subsequent weekend).

In second place, 22 Jump Street fell 52 percent to $27.5 million. That dump is steeper than that of final month’s Neighbors (49 percent), yet 22 Jump was entrance off a bigger opening weekend. To date, a Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum comedy supplement has grossed $109.9 million, and is on lane for during slightest $165 million total.

After How to Train Your Dragon 2‘s diseased entrance final weekend, there was a wish that a well-reviewed film would perform identical to a predecessor: delayed out of a gate, though leggy in a long-run. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be a box this time around. The charcterised supplement fell 50 percent to $24.7 million this weekend; in comparison, a initial film eased 34 percent in a second outing. Through 10 days, How to Train Your Dragon 2 has warranted $94.6 million, and is on lane for a final sum around $170 million.

Playing during 2,905 theaters, Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys non-stop in fourth place with $13.3 million. That’s reduce than Broadway instrumentation Rock of Ages, that non-stop to $14.4 million in Jun 2012. Still, it is an alleviation over new Eastwood cinema J. Edgar ($11.2 million), Hereafter ($12 million) and Invictus ($8.6 million).

Jersey Boys
was essentially appealing to comparison audiences: 71 percent of sheet buyers were over a age of 50. That assembly doesn’t tend to rush out on opening weekend, that means that Jersey Boys could be in for a plain run. With an “A-” CinemaScore (“A” from those over 25 years of age), a film competence eventually breeze adult over $50 million.

Maleficent
dull out a Top Five with $12.9 million, that is off only 30 percent from final weekend. The film has so distant warranted $185.9 million, and is on lane to tighten north of $215 million. That will make it one of a biggest hits of a Summer, forward of cinema like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Godzilla.

In sixth place, Edge of Tomorrow eased 41 percent to $9.8 million. The Tom Cruise sci-fi crack has now grossed $74 million, and has a really clever possibility of channel $100 million by a finish of a run.

After a week in singular release, The Rover stretched to 608 locations and took 16th place with a diseased $481,214. That averages out to only $835 per theater. It’s also one of a lowest debuts ever for a film in over 600 locations.

Around-the-World Roundup


Maleficent
took initial place during a general box bureau this weekend with $44.7 million. Nearly half of that came from a plain $20.3 million entrance in China. The film has warranted $335.6 million abroad so far, and still has an opening in Japan on a way. On a worldwide basis, it’s now star Angelina Jolie‘s highest-grossing live-action film ever with $522 million.

With How to Train Your Dragon 2 underperforming during a domestic box office, it’s adult to general to save a day. In 52 markets, a film warranted $43.2 million this weekend, that brings a early sum to $76.3 million. Including previews, it debuted to $8.3 million in Australia, and it non-stop roughly 3 times aloft than a initial Dragon in Mexico ($7.3 million) and Brazil ($6.8 million).

Edge of Tomorrow
combined $21.5 million for a new sum of $218.3 million. With Japan on a way, this could eventually come tighten to $300 million.

The Fault in a Stars
grossed $20 million this weekend. That includes a clever $5.8 million entrance in a U.K. The film also continues to play good in Brazil, where it’s now warranted $18.5 million total. To date, Fault has grossed $64.6 million outward of a U.S.

Godzilla
combined $15 million, many of that came from a second weekend in China. To date, it’s warranted $68.1 million there. Overall, a beast film has taken in $282.4 million overseas, and still has Japan on a approach in late July.

22 Jump Street
warranted $14.1 million from 30 markets for a new sum of $38.2 million. It non-stop in initial place in Australia with a clever $6.4 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
crossed $690 million worldwide this weekend. By this time subsequent week, it will be good past $700 million, and it will shortly turn a highest-grossing film of 2014 forward of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($711 million).

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This Weekend’s Forecast:
Forecast: Moviegoers to Choose ‘Man’ Over ‘Boys’ This Weekend

This Weekend in Past Years:
2013 – ‘Monsters’ and Zombies Both Win On Busy Weekend
2011 – Pixar Tows ‘Cars 2’ to Top Spot
2010 – Pixar Pounds Its ‘Toy’ Chest
2009 – ‘Proposal’ Pops to a Top, ‘Year One’ Lacks Stones
2007 – ‘Evan’ All Wet, ‘1408’ Occupied
2006 – Sandler Controls Box Office Again
2005 – ‘Batman’ Sweeps ‘Bewitched,’ Swats Bug

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