Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 8th, 2014

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A YA adaptation wins the box office again, while Tom Cruise struggles to strike a chord with domestic audiences.

In at number 1 is The Fault in Our Stars (read our review) with a very impressive $48.2 million debut. Heading into the weekend it looked like the film, based on the best-selling novel by John Green, would do well, but few expected a near-$50 million opening.

The film did slip some over the weekend, a likely byproduct of that initial Friday night rush, but that surge was more than enough to push this film past profitability and into box office hit territory. That’s 2-for-2 for Shailene Woodley with both this and Divergent ($54M) opening to very strong box office numbers.

Maleficent dropped to the number 2 spot this weekend with $33 million. The Angelina Jolie-led film, a loose adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, did well considering the competition and is now up to $127 million. Again, we’re not looking at Alice in Wonderland-type numbers here, but Maleficent‘s success should help secure the continuation of Disney live action adaptations for the foreseeable future.

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Coming in at number 3 is Edge of Tomorrow (read our review) with $29.1 million. While studios are not yet ready to call this one a disappointment, it’s pretty clear that the Tom Cruise blockbuster is under-performing. It could be summer fatigue or the confusing marketing, but something didn’t quite draw audiences like Warner Bros. was expecting.

On the international front, Edge of Tomorrow is aligning much closer with expectations, proving that Tom Cruise still has a huge fan base around the globe. Thus far, Edge of Tomorrow has grossed $111 million internationally.

The number 4 film this weekend is X-Men: Days of Future Past with $14.7 million, which brings its domestic total up to $189 million and its worldwide total up to $609 million. We’ve already brought word that DOFP is the highest grossing X-Men film in the franchise (worldwide), but the film is also inching closer to X-Men: The Last Stand‘s $234M domestic total, which would make it the most successful X-film across the board. Either way, the film is doing very well for itself, and is already the 5th highest grossing film of the year.

Rounding out the top 5 is A Million Ways to Die in the West with $7.1 million. Now at $30 million, Seth MacFarlane’s sophomore effort is clearly not destined for Ted-like numbers. In fact, A Million Ways may end up being one of this summer’s bigger flops

In at number 6 is Godzilla with $5.9 million. The return of the giant lizard has been a huge success for Warner Bros. both domestically and worldwide. At $185M domestic, Godzilla is currently the 4th highest gross film of the year. Internationally, the film has grossed $208 million after four weeks.

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The number 7 film is Neighbors with $5.2 million. The R-rated comedy continues to hang around in the top 10 and has now grossed $137 million.

Blended falls to number 8 this weekend with $4 million, bringing its total up to $36 million. Right now it appears Adam Sandler is looking at one of his lowest totals for a PG-13 rated film, below such “classics” as Jack and Jill ($74M) and Just Go With It ($103M).

Jon Favreau’s latest film Chef comes in at number 9 with $2.6 million. The film expanded to over 1,000 screens this weekend and jumped up about 36% as a result. After 5 weeks in limited release, Chef is now at $10 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is Million Dollar Arm with $1.8 million. The Disney sports drama has grossed $31 million after four weeks.

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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 9th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Disappointed that Edge of Tomorrow is performing poorly. That just means we’ll get even more men in tights movies as proxy “science fiction” films, and frankly I’m sick of superhero movies.

  2. Wow…I was waayyy off on the weekend box-office take this week.
    I didn’t think ‘Fault’ would do half so well, and thought ‘Edge’ would do closer to 40 million. I was shocked that ‘Maleficent’ beat out ‘Edge’ as well.

    Guess I was really out of touch. I haven’t been so wrong since I told my wife her new dress made her look ‘bulky’. Ouch.

  3. Tom Cruise didn’t do so well domestically. Does that mean American audiences aren’t as drawn to TC as they used to be?

    I expected TFiOS to do well. It’s something different for the start of the summer season.

  4. Edge of Tomorrow is very good. From what I recall its a decent adaptation of the anime. The biggest issue is American Audiences are relatively unkind to bleak films. Its not a messiah film a la the matrix where the utter bleakness gets a pass. I really liked the movie, but this was clearly inspired by other cultures – for the betterment of the story, but it was going to be limited domestically.

  5. No it doesn’t. I just saw it and I still have a headache 36 hours later. With a convoluted story-line, and just so-so acting, I’m selling my Tom Cruise stock at a loss. This was a two-hour Scientology commercial.

  6. wow sounds like an axe to grind. This film had nothing to do with scientology. Ridiculous claim to make. Sure you can fault the flaw in the premise but assigning that blame to religion – how very post modern of you.

  7. What does this even have to do with scientology?? So you’re saying the Japanese believe in it since this movie is based off a Japanese novel (that also spawned a Japanese Manga called All You Need is Kill)?? And since when has it become ok to discriminate against an actor for his/her choice of religion??

  8. Breaking it down, what’s Scientology about? It’s about recovering lost memories & aliens. Specifically, alien overlords trying to manipulate our memories. And to call Scientology a religion is being overly generous. (I was being a little tongue & cheek with the original quip but it still holds true). But I really didn’t like the movie. No pun intended, I feel like I’ve seen this movie (or something like it) before.

  9. Perhaps domestic sales are lacking in TC movies because here in America, we get the real stories about him. I think real people who are smart and educated are not in love with TC , but the liberal media, uniformed foreigners, and the rest of Hollywood are. I just pray to God that TC never lands a Marvel super hero gig, because then they would experience sucky numbers at the box office too.

  10. Under your logic, any movie with George Clooney should tank because he’s a complete d**che-bag in real life. And Tobey Maguire also since he’s a jerk in real life, and same with Sean Penn…

    I don’t get the weird hate for Tom Cruise. Actually most of the “real stories” I hear about him is that he’s actually a really cool guy in person… I think people just give him crap because of his weird religion. But I’ve never been one to discriminate anyone due to their religion no matter how off-the-wall it seems…