Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 1st, 2014

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June 1 Box Office Maleficent Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 1st, 2014

One summer release exceeded expectations at the box office this weekend, while another disappointed.

In at number 1 is Maleficent (read our review) with a massive $70 million total. Disney’s latest live-action reimagining of a beloved story tale – in this case, Sleeping Beauty – is yet another big success story for the studio. Granted, Maleficent‘s opening is below previous Disney releases like Oz the Great and Powerful ($79M) and Alice in Wonderland, but the film should do very well for itself during its box office run.

Internationally, Maleficent grossed $100 million, which puts it on a better pace than last year’s Oz. When all is said and done, we expect Maleficent to finish somewhere in the $500 million range in terms of worldwide grosses.

James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart in X Men Days of Future Past Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 1st, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past is the number 2 film with $32.6 million, which brings its domestic total up to $162 million. Although this star-studded blockbuster dropped 64% from last weekend, it’s still doing better than most as far as summer releases go. The film won’t catch the reigning 2014 champs, LEGO Movie and Captain America 2, but it should be somewhere in the top 5 when all is said and done.

Overseas, however, Days of Future Past is king, grossing $338 million so far, which is the best international total for any X-Men film. Combined with its domestic total, X-Men: Days of Future Past is up to $500 million worldwide.

The Seth MacFarlane-led comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West (read our review) opened in the number 3 spot with a disappointing $17 million. That’s much lower than MacFarlane’s freshman debut, Ted ($54M), and slightly below a few notable summer comedy flops. In other words, we don’t expect MacFarlane will be given any more starring roles any time soon. In fact, maybe it’s best the Family Guy creator stick to voice acting.

In at number 4 is Godzilla with $12.2 million. The King of the Monsters once again took a steep dive (60%), but has nonetheless grossed $174 million domestic. Although the film has yet to hit the Chinese or Japanese markets, Godzilla also is doing very well overseas. Thus far, the film has made $200 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $374 million.

Kyle Red Silverstein Drew Barrymore Braxton Beckham Blended Movie 2014 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 1st, 2014

Rounding out the top 5 is Blended with $8.4 million. Now at $29 million, the Adam Sandler comedy is well below the comedian’s most recent releases and will barely eclipse its $40 million budget when all is said and done.

The number 6 film this weekend is Neighbors with $7.7 million. Although A Million Ways was supposed to take almost all of Neighbors‘ audience, that film’s failures likely helped this one hold on to a decent market share. Neighbors has grossed $128 million after 4 weeks.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the number 7 film with $3.77 million. While most of the film’s box office damage is done, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has done very well for itself over the past five weeks. Domestically, the film has grossed $192 million, which is good enough for number 3 on this year’s top grossers list, and internationally ASM 2 has accrued $497 million, for a worldwide total of $690 million.

In at number 8 is Million Dollar Arm with $3.7 million. The Jon Hamm-led sports drama has done decent business considering the competition, but is far from a success. Thus far, the film has grossed $28 million.

chef favreau anthony vergara Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 1st, 2014

Coming in at number 9 is Chef (read our review) with $2 million. Jon Favreau’s latest has continued its successful expansion in limited release and is now up to $6 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is The Other Woman with $1.4 million. Fox’s female-focused comedy has now doubled its $40 million budget with $81 million earned over 6 weeks.

Outside the top 10: Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow opened with $20 million in 28 international markets over the weekend. Not great, but the film expands to the more lucrative overseas market, as well as North America, next weekend.


[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 2nd - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. I saw both the #1 and #2 films this weekend and was happy I did. “Maleficent” was very sweet and visually appealing, X:DoFP was simply the absolute best Marvel film I have ever seen.

    • Sigh…there should, of course, be a “;” between the two independent clauses. :\

    • Haven’t seen “Maleficent” yet, but I’m with you on DOFP.

      That movie blew me away. Now I want to get into reading X-Men.

    • I just left Malificent and was not disappointed..
      saw DOFP earlier today as well.. they were both good to watch but not worth the 3d..

    • Dude i completely agree. I didn’t expect Maleficient to be appealing to me but it was. And DotFP was outstanding and deserve every penny.

  2. Spiderman 2 is on track to be lowest grosser ever in franchise history and xmen 5 is 13 million
    behind the last stand at this point domestically,unfortunately the international audience will
    keep these U.S. failures breathing for a little while longer but it has to be an embarrassment not
    To be able to compete with a cap movie domestically. But eventually we may still see this.
    Sony- for sale spiderman franchise 750 million dollars.
    fox- for sale xmen and ff franchise both for 700 million dollars.

    • Marvel Studios has just been embarrassed by the superior quality of a competing studio’s Marvel film. You know this means:


      You know as well as I that DoFP is NOT a domestic failure or disappointment. It had the second highest opening weekend of any X-Men film and the domestic box office alone has already easily surpassed the production costs.

      • Check your figures before making such statements. The production costs are way higher than its current US BO. Add marketing and, as far as the US goes it not doing all that great.

      • Xmen 5 cost 250 million dollars to make bro… domestically this movie wont make
        Its money back or much less a profit. Those international fools is what saved
        the butchered xman franchise to live another day.

        • Ok, my mistake: the film is only profitable AFTER international box office is taken into consideration, not before.

          That being said, that $250 million figure you’re quoting is inflated, so I’ll call it a wash.

      • Don’t bother talking to Rod22.

        He’s just a bitter Disvel fanboy groupie.

    • There is no way in Hades that either Sony or Fox will sell their respective rights back to Disney/Marvel, especially at such meager prices. Sony still has Spidey 3 and 4, the Sinister Six, and Venom, which combined should yield them a profit of at the very least 1.6 billion. At the very least. That’s estimating a profit margin of 400 million per film, which, let’s face it, they could make without even advertising. Not to mention the Dvd sales and piles upon piles of merchandise which subsequently follow. As far as Fox and the X-Men/FF are concerned, there’s still the Apocalypse film, another solo Wolverine flick, the Fantastic Four and it’s sequel, an announced but unnamed film which may or may not be; X-force (Which with Deadpool would be a cash cow), X-factor, or New Mutants, and an X-Men/FF crossover, which will most likely be X4. These films should, just like Sony, yield a bare minimum of 400 million profit per, as well as a plethora of merch. And those are just the films that we know are coming. Should each of these films miraculously flop, they will still yield a profit of a few million each. Face it, Disney/Marvel isn’t getting it’s mutants, web slinger, or first family back anytime soon, if ever. However, they may broker character deals, such as purchasing the Silver Surfer or Galactus, which has been attempted and thwarted already, but who knows. I, as much as the next Marvel Comic collector, would love for Disney to have the rights to every A through Z-lister ever scribbled into the funny pages, but that just isn’t realistic. Also, you can hate on DoFP all you want, but the film is going to bring home 700 million or more globally.

      • While I agree with most of what you said…

        I think Marvel does maintain merchandising rights to Spidey, X-Men, and FF.

        But your point still stands.

      • I personally don’t care who owns the rights to any of these characters and comic entities, as long as they each keep making movies about them, and those movies are successful, so we can keep getting more and more movies, in a never-end cycle of movie awesomeness!

  3. X Men DoFP was amazing. Quicksilver was just great, I was against him when the magazine cover came out but I was wrong, damn wrong. I’m about 100x more excited for Apocalypse now.

    Certainly the Golden Age of comic book movies. I take back anything negative I said about DoFP going into it. They nailed it. Acting, story, direction, all top notch.


    • See, MovieB?

      Sometimes, we DO agree. ;)

      • Well sadly archaeon and movie b the word of mouth for xmen 5 which i think is fake
        Is not helping this franchise get to new heights domestically. This movie was pegged
        To compete with avengers and it cant even compete with cap 2 or mos LOL. All these
        People put together and they still get their butt kicked by single superhero movies.
        Greatest comic book movie, get real.

        • rod22…

          Neither of us said it’s the best CBM ever. As for my comment about it being the best Marvel film I’ve ever seen, I stand solidly and happily by that because…it is.

          I don’ know if someone stepped on your puppy when you were a wee lad, but you’d probably feel better (and, hopefully, stop whining, b!tch!ng, and moaning, thus, no longer bringing your irritating negativistic consistency to virtually every thread you enter) if you just visited a therapist a couple of times a week.

          No, seriously.

        • I think it is the greatest comic book movie.

          I don’t need to get real; I’ll spend my life as Pinocchio.

          • ACW 007…

            Heh…well said. :)

            Oh, and as for “Maleficent”, it IS sweet (IMO), and I did indeed enjoy it, but I know it’s never going to be considered a classic cinematic achievement…but it was fun.

        • Well, it is competing with Cap(another great 2014 CBM), it opened with $5 million less, that is competition. It may not have been as close to MoS but it definitely didn’t disappoint on opening weekend.

          Don’t be so upset that people are enjoying a great movie rod22.

        • I don’t think this movie was meant to compete with Avengers at all.

          This movie, like First Class, was all about damage control and reputation management.

          Turn a profit and once again create positive word of mouth about X-Movies was most likely the goal. And it’s a goal they have easily achieved. Not only will they profit on this flick, but it was so good that Apocalypse is now one of my (and many others I bet) most anticipated CBM. Right behind BvS and WAAAYYY ahead of the Candy Coated Avengers.

      • Lol, Archie, you’re not such a bad guy after all.


  4. I’m glad to see Chef making some decent bucks. It still hasn’t expanded to my theaters though. :(

    • yeah I’ve been meaning to see that one too.

  5. With so many “big” blockbuster movies releasing each week,it is an accomplishment for most of these movies to make back their production budgets back at the domestic (U.S.) box office alone,the competition is just getting more and more fierce.

  6. The summer months are getting too crowded. It would be hard for most films to compete with Maleficent and DOFP, just as it would be to go against Godzilla and DOFP for Blended.

  7. Wow didn’t this website predict X-Men would edge out Maleficent for the #1 spot this weekend…? How did X-men lose by nearly 40 million……

  8. the Force is strong with Disney

    • Yup, despite the bad review by critics, moviegoers kept coming & coming, oh also they’re bringing their kids along. And they made it the no.1 movie of the week.

      goes to show what the average moviegoers thinks about film critics.

  9. A week ago I fully expected Maleficent to take the number 1 spot. I saw it twice myself on the day of release but what surprised me was that the theatre was almost empty on both sessions.

    I had thought I may be wrong in my assessment due to that but glad to see I was right. The movie deserves to do well. I’ll see it again on Tuesday.

    I enjoyed X Men DOFP but won’t see it again until Dvd. First Class I saw several times on the big screen.

    A million Ways To Die In The West would have been killed by it’s own trailer. Even a gag where someones head is crushed by a block of ice has been done in another comedy (Hot Fuzz) and though it was funny then it is not a decent enough gag for a repeat.

    The Adam Sandler flick has not been released here in Australia as yet, has it had an international release anywhere else yet? Wedding Singer is still one of my all time Fav comedies.

    • Blended opened badly over here in the UK.

      Melficent also got to number 1 last weekend here, knocking DOFP to number 2 while Edge Of Tomorrow opened 3rd (which is a shame because it looks so much better than DOFP).

  10. Admittedly I loved DOFP while I was watching it but man the freaking questions as soon as it ended the myriad of questions that popped up… Not loving it so much in hindsight.

    • I’m takin it you don’t love that many movies then ?

      • Why, he didn’t love DOFP so therefore, he doesn’t love many movies?

        What a childish, immature and ridiculous thing to say in argument to an opposing opinion. You should feel bad about what you typed.

        • U kno Dazz i used to enjoi wat u had to say, but lately tho u been comin off as a straight up HATER !!!!
          “Not loving it so much in hindsight.” In hindsight all movies have problems so he must hate them all…
          And who are you to assume I’m arguinf with the person ? You get on here a day later talkin trash cuz u don’t like the movie ? Get over it and get over yourself

  11. “A Million Ways to Die” was the worst movie I have ever seen. I walked out after 15 minutes. Thank God the manager of the theatre let us go to “Blended”, which was not much better. Hollywood sure is talent-less these days, so I am sure glad America has super hero movies to entertain us. I don’t see this run of super hero movies ever ending, because I can never see Hollywood ever being filled with talent again!

  12. “While most of the film’s box office damage is done, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has done very well for itself over the past five weeks. Domestically, the film has grossed $192 million, which is good enough for number 3 on this year’s top grossers list, and internationally ASM 2 has accrued $497 million, for a worldwide total of $690 million.”

  13. Lol that’s exactly the same as last week.

  14. Well, it opened 3rd in the UK last weekend so a bit disappointed there. I thought it was great though, first time I’ve wanted to go see a new release since Godzilla on the 15th.