Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 15th, 2014

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June 15 Box Office 22 Jump Street Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 15th, 2014

Both of this weekend’s new releases opened big at the box office, but there was a bit of a surprise at the top spot.

In at number 1 is 22 Jump Street with $60 million. The return of Jenko and Schmidt nearly doubled the $36M opening weekend total of its predecessor, and added its name to the relatively small list of successful comedy sequels.

For 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miler, this is their second #1 opening for 2014; the other being The LEGO Movie ($69M). Celebrations all around for the 22 Jump Street crew, but will we see a 23 Jump Street?

Not far behind is How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $50 million. Like Jump, How to Train Your Dragon 2 outperformed its predecessor, only by a smaller margin. Still, this should be considered another rousing success for DreamWorks Animation.

Toothless and Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon 2 Header Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 15th, 2014

Although HTTYD 2 opened in the tougher summer season, we suspect it will have no problem matching the first film’s $217M domestic gross. And with little in the way of family-friendly competition, we expect the sequel to make a deep box office run.

Coming in at number 3 is Maleficent with $19 million. Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty is drawing some big numbers domestically ($163M) and internationally ($272M). Heading into its release, many saw Maleficent as an expensive gamble, but yet again, Disney pulled it off.

The number 4 film this weekend is Edge of Tomorrow with $16.1 million, which brings the film’s domestic gross up to $56 million. Tom Cruise has certainly seen better days at the box office, but it isn’t all bad news. The star’s international prowess is still strong enough that Edge of Tomorrow has been able to accrue a sizeable $181M sum from overseas audiences for a worldwide total of $237 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is The Fault in Our Stars with $15.7 million. As many predicted, this YA adaptation took a big tumble in its second weekend – a byproduct of that initial opening rush. Still, at $81 million overall, The Fault in Our Stars has done very well, all things considered.

Patrick Stewart as Prof. X in X Men Days of Future Past Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 15th, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past comes in at number 6 with $9.5 million. Now at $205 million, DOFP has surpassed The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the number 3 spot on this year’s top grossers list (domestic). Worldwide, X-Men is up to $661 million and holding firm at number 3 there as well.

In at number 7 is Godzilla with $3.1 million. The return of the apex predator has been a huge success for Warner Bros., grossing $191 million domestic and $439 million worldwide.

The number 8 film this weekend is A Million Ways to Die in the West with $3 million, which brings its domestic total up to a paltry $38 million. By comparison, Seth MacFarlane’s other feature film release, Ted, was up to $159 million by its third weekend.

Coming in at number 9 is Neighbors with $2.4 million. Universal’s R-rated comedy is up to $143 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is Chef with $2.2 million. Jon Favreau’s independent film continues to hold very well, dropping only 15% this weekend. Chef is now up to $14 million.

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[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, June 15th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: 22 Jump Street, a million ways to die in the west, box office, Chef, edge of tomorrow, godzilla, how to train your dragon 2, maleficent, Neighbors, the fault in our stars, x-men days of future past

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  1. You know damn well we gonna see a 23 Jump Street. The real question is will Phil Lord and Chris Miller be attached ?

    • They should just skip to something random like “27 jump street”

      • or “35 plump street” and have Jenko start out the movie fat and depressed lololllll

  2. Why must there still be a distinction between “domestic” and “worldwide”. Who cares. Just give the movie one overall “world” amount.

    • Because when a film Hollywood prefers that is made by someone within the machine in that one part of the US does well domestically, they can justify making a sequel, even if the film itself was a pile of crap. If it doesn’t but is great and international sales prove that, oh well, too bad.

      Look at it this way. Grown Ups, A Haunted House and Bad Neighbours did well in the US but poorly in the rest of the world but sequels were made/are being considered but Dredd and Pacific Rim (to name just two) did tremendously outside the US and no sequel for either of them guaranteed, despite the global box office being enough to warrant them telling more stories in that world to turn them into a successful franchise.

      Basically, Hollywood only cares about box office returns outside of America’s borders when it’s convenient for them to tout worldwide sales for a successful product.

      Going slightly off topic but on a similar note, I just finished watching Robocop’s remake online and it’s the biggest pile of horse **** I’ve had the misfortune to watch. Totally removes everything that made the original so great (I mean, the whole point of ED-209 was that it was intimidating but didn’t work properly, a total satire on corporate products that are sold to consumers regardless whether they do what they’re supposed to do or not but in this film, they work and are deployed widely to much success).

    • Tried to explain it, Screen Rant apparently hates analysis and fact-based replies so yeah, give up on this site. You try to help using knowledge you possess about the machinations of the industry and you either get comments disappearing or ****heads trolling because they have no understanding of anything.

      • I’ve also explained why in a direct reply to you Dazz after you complained about it, but I guess you didn’t see it.

        Every site reports both amounts. The reason being that the percentage of the cut of the domestic take that the studios get is considerably higher, so it’s worthwhile to report both amounts. $100 Million domestic and $100 Million world wide do NOT mean the same thing. Unless the world wide amount is way higher than the domestic amount, the domestic amount will still carry more weight.

    • Could be wrong but films aren’t released at the same time around the world.
      I believe someone on these posts said Godzilla justed opened in Japan and China but came out in America a month ago. Not to mention the international market is tallied as a whole seein as how different regions charge different prices and pay in different currency.
      Again this is my assumption.

  3. Godzilla just opened in Japan & China. So expect those numbers to rise.
    X:DOFP. will break $700 million easy.

  4. I don’t understand the poor box office for Edge of Tomorrow. It’s one of the best movies this year. WAY better than Godzilla. If you haven’t seen EoT it really is a great movie and a lot of fun to watch.

    • Edge of Tomorrow is fantastic. We saw it today and the theater was full. They screwed up because 22 Jump Street was empty for the most part. EoT was demoted to a smaller theater and less shows. It really should have made more money.

      • Excellent movie!

    • I agree. I understand 22 jump and httyd 2 being 1 and 2, but how maleficent is still beating edge of tomorrow beats me. Shouldn’t word of mouth have gotten these people to realize that EoT is amazing and maleficent is blah??? Let that crap die already, and give EoT the attention it deserves…

  5. Glad to see DoFP is doing so well. It deserves every penny.

  6. 22 Jump Street was absolutely hilarious. I would actually say its better than the first and I watched the first like 10 times.

  7. I will give Maleficent a 4th outing tomorrow night. I very much enjoyed it and I fully expected it to do well. Looking forward to seeing what the total ends up being by the end of it’s run.

    What is the average price of a movie ticket in the U.S. last time I was there in 02 it was significantly cheaper than seeing a movie here. So when some say they take a bigger cut on the domestic sales is that in specific dollars compared to worldwide or is it a bigger percentage?

    Despite really bad reviews I loved Blended. I figured by the half hour point that I had received my moneys worth even if it all went south from there but it kept pace. A good instalment in the Sandler/Barrymore team ups.

    They should do a 1930′s style black and white detective movie for their next effort.

    • It’s in a percentage. When a Hollywood studio goes abroad, they have a lot of other costs to cover, which are usually taken through a percentage of the box office. Even Disney, who has a distribution center in about every country, still takes the most money, relatively, in the USA.

      The reason why they are reported differently has multiple reasons. First of all, ten years ago, overseas box office wasn’t as big as it is now. Movies breaking 500m would be an event rather than the ruling. (overstatement). Reporting the biggest, and most competitive, branch of box office is and was always more interesting. Sites like Boxoffice.com actually do reports on countries like China, Russia and India, but they aren’t nearly as interesting. That’s also partially because the reporters tend to come from the states and they know what’s happening there. When there’s a holiday in southern tijuana it will influence the box office, but most reporters won’t know.

      Overall it’s a bit history, a bit arrogance and a bit knowledge (and possibility thereof) on the american sides which delivers us a big report on domestic box office and a small acknowledgement to the foreign ventures of those movies.

      • Thank you Chris.

  8. People said the same about Rio 2. ‘It will make a lot of money because no competition.’ On the other hand, remember what happened when a well-reviewed animated movie opened to a big number nummber #2 spot? (Frozen)

    AMWTDITW is going to put out less money than Ted did in its opening weekend… wow.

    • I’m going to post a trailer for Ted and for …West.

      Tell me which of those movies you would rather watch.

      (I’m not actually going to post trailers, but one movie was obviously going to suck, while the other looked promising.)

  9. Edge of Tomorrow was pretty good… Don’t understand how it’s not doing well…

  10. Congrats to San Antonio Spurs for winning the NBA championship 2014!

    #suckitLeBron

  11. The simple answer is if a movie doubles its budget or more domestically it sees a quicker
    profit rather then wait until it hits overseas. Best example is if both spiderman and xmen 5
    made 150 million dollars more domestically you are looking at another box office beast closing in on 900
    million worldwide or beyond.