Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 22nd, 2014

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June 22 Box Office Think Like a Man Too Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 22nd, 2014

Kevin Hart continues his 2014 box office dominance, while the latest from Clint Eastwood struggles.

In at number 1 is Think Like a Man Too (read our review) with $30 million. That’s two in a row for director Tim Story and star Kevin Hart, who struck box office pay dirt earlier this year with Ride Along.

As far as the sequel goes, Think Like a Man Too is right on par with its predecessor and should enjoy a decent box office run. Also, if you’re a big studio looking for a bankable star, look no further than Kevin Hart.

22 Jump Street is the number 2 film this weekend with $29 million. The Phil Lord and Chris Miller-directed comedy sequel held strong in its second weekend and is already up to $111 million. Not only that, but 22 Jump Street is well on its way to surpassing Neighbors ($145M) for the title of biggest comedy of 2014.

Not far behind is How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $25.3 million. Some expected the animated sequel to leapfrog 22 Jump Street in its second weekend, but that wasn’t the case. Still, HTTYD 2 is on a similar pace to its predecessor with $95 million in domestic grosses and $171 million worldwide.

jersey boys john lloyd young Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 22nd, 2014

Coming in at number 4 is Jersey Boys (read our review) with $13.3 million. Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical simply couldn’t generate the type of buzz that Warner Bros. hoped for when they first announced the project.

Although Jersey Boys‘ opening is below the average for movie musicals, it’s actually much higher than your average Eastwood-directed picture. Unfortunately, this was a much wider release than most of Eastwood’s prior flicks.

Rounding out the top 5 is Maleficent with $13 million. Disney’s live-action fairy tale picture is still holding well in its fourth week. So far, Maleficent has grossed $185 million domestic and $521 million worldwide.

In at number 6 is Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow with $10.3 million. Although Edge of Tomorrow held much better in its third week, it’s still well below expectations with $74 million thus far. Overseas, however, the film is hitting all the right notes with $292 million so far.

The Fault in Our Stars header Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 22nd, 2014

The number 7 film this weekend is The Fault in Our Stars with $8.6 million. Had the film held a little stronger last weekend it might be looking at a $120M+ total, but as it stands, The Fault in Our Stars has raked in an impressive $98 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past comes in at number 8 with $6.2 million. As we mentioned last week, Days is on the cusp of taking the top spot internationally with $475 million, but it still has some work to do here in the States. Thus far, X-Men: Days of Future Past has grossed $216 million.

Coming in at number 9 is old reliable, Chef, with $1.84 million. The film continues to hold strong, despite dropping about 100 screens from last weekend, and is now up to $16 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is Godzilla with $1.82 million. With $194 million domestic and $477 million worldwide, it’s pretty safe to say that Warner Bros’ fears we might have another Pacific Rim were unfounded. Godzilla clearly sells in all territories.

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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 23rd - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: 22 Jump Street, box office, Chef, edge of tomorrow, godzilla, how to train your dragon 2, jersey boys, maleficent, the fault in our stars, Think Like a Man 2, x-men days of future past

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  1. Not surprised for ‘Jersey Boys’. It had very minimum marketing from the studio.
    Very surprised with the huge drop by ‘the Fault in our stars’. also ‘Edge of Tomorrow’.

    The force is strong with Kevin Hart.

  2. For all you haters who didn’t like Tim Story’s Fantastic 4 films, in yo’ faces! He still makes box office hits!

    • No he doesn’t. Kevin Hart makes box office hits.

      • No disrespect to Mr. Story, but this is true. These movies would’ve still made bank if there was a different director. Hart is the draw.

        • I don’t understand the draw of Kevin Hart. He is NOT funny. Different strokes, I guess.

  3. Wow…I am very surprised by Jersey Boys’ low numbers. I mean, I work at a theater, and the film drew in huge numbers all weekend long. So I don’t have any idea what that means…

  4. lol really bro?

  5. I thought Jersey Boys would be lower but good for them. In the US, I know that history is the least favored subject in schools among students. No surprise that not many (young and old) came to see the flick.

    30 mil isn’t that huge but if it weren’t for Kevin Hart, no one would be interested in TLAMT. Unfortunately, and not just with black actors, there aren’t many interesting personalities that get the crowd behind them like Hart. I’m waiting for the day Hart gets into either Oscar contender mode a la Smith and Foxx, or serious action star mode a la…Smith and Foxx.

    Regardless of reviews, T4 will be #1 next week. Nothing is competing with it. I do hope reviews are positive so I have something to see, but I wouldn’t mind if it failed either. :-D

  6. Saw jersey boys this afternoon(sunday) was a big crowd and all applauded at then end. I liked it and so did those I was with. Problem may be that younger crowd wont be too familiar with the 4 seasons. I don’t pay attention to reviews and this is why, all around good flick and music was excellent.

  7. 1. Impressive that lego movie has held off cap 2 this long.
    2. Glad to see edge tommorrow some recovery being its best sci-fi action i have
    seen this year.
    3. Malificient is the big surprise of the year so far at 521 million worldwide box
    office.
    4. Finally if transformers follows xmen 5 and amazing spiderman 2′s trajectory
    domestically it will make between 280 to 300 million domestically.

  8. Think like a man 2, 22% On RT cracks 30 mil but Edge of Tomorrow doesn’t with a 90% on RT. America needs to get a grip! Ridiculous…

    • Perhaps it’s a good thing then that more and more Hollywood is catering to international audiences.
      As my fellow Yankees really do seem to have bad taste lately.

    • *sniff* *sniff* awwwwww, baby want his bottle?

      Edge of tomorrow suffered opening weekend numbers have more to do with poor marketing and comepeting with The Fault in Our Stars, but sure make baseless comparisons with a movie that opened two weeks later no competition. Quit your crying little one.

      • Also next time, why not mention what country your from so we can go over your box office with a fine tooth comb?

        I would hate to see that Edge of Tommorrow isn’t “killing” it in your country. You know, the international market isn’t an actual country right? There are many. So what section are you in?

        • *you’re

        • I’m an American living in America. Edge of Tomorrow came in 3rd on its opening weekend behind Maleficent which had a 50% rating on RT. America short changed a great movie period. BTW who’s crying? A bottle? Seriously how old are you 14? It’s called an accurate observation kid.
          BTW if you’re going to opine work on you diction and spelling so you don’t look like a complete ignoramus.

          • Yes, sorry about the spelling errors. We wouldn’t want to get off base here would we?

            While you’re at it, kid, why don’t make some more observations. Maleficent is a movie for families come in all shapes and sizes but the smallest is three and families go to the movies. Maybe that is why it out grossed Maleficent. Yeah that makes sense. I don’t think Edge was marketed t families, do you?

            I’m not sure what RT ratings for movies targeting two different audiences has to do with anything. Can you please explain that to me? Don’t worry, go slow and I think I may get it.

            So is that the best you have? Attacking spelling on a comment section? LOL you’re too much. Sorry I made some mistakes due rushing my comment because yours so foolish.

            Next time try making some counter points. Sorry I pointed out your nonsensical boo hoo fest. ;)

            • Yeah I guess I missed the memo in 22 Jumpstreet being marketed for families oh wait it wasn’t and it still beat out How To Train your Dragon which was made for the family audience. Lol you’re smart, great example. I guess Think Like a Man Too must have been marketed for the family too… You are a genius thanks for enlightening all of us with your logic since its soooo infallible;)

              Keep it coming dude you’re funny!

              • Your parents must be balls because you’re bouncing all over the place. :)

                You said “I’m an American living in America. Edge of Tomorrow came in 3rd on its opening weekend behind Maleficent which had a 50% rating on RT. America short changed a great movie period.”

                So where in there did you mention 22 Jump Street or How to Train your Dragon 2? I was addressing your point about Maleficent and Edge of Tomorrow.

                So now you’re also upset that 22 Jump Street beat HTTYD2. Geez, it seems unless the movie YOU enjoyed most wins the weekend, the entire continent is full of morons. Edge of Tomorrow can blame their poor marketing and generic trailers that under sold the movie. I’m still looking forward to it and it has legs but there is no need to get bent out of shape because things didn’t turn out the way YOU hoped.

              • Your parents must be balls because you’re bouncing all over the place. :)

                You said “I’m an American living in America. Edge of Tomorrow came in 3rd on its opening weekend behind Maleficent which had a 50% rating on RT. America short changed a great movie period.”

                So where in there did you mention 22 Jump Street or How to Train your Dragon 2? I was addressing your point about Maleficent and Edge of Tomorrow.

                So now you’re also upset that 22 Jump Street beat HTTYD2. Geez, it seems unless the movie YOU enjoyed most wins the weekend, everyone stinks.

                Edge of Tomorrow can blame their poor marketing and generic trailers that under sold the movie. I’m still looking forward to it and it has legs but there is no need to get bent out of shape because things didn’t turn out the way YOU hoped.

                • So your reading comprehension is just as bad as your spelling. Who said I was upset about 22JS? Who said I hoped for EoT to do better? Stop making stuff up and just accept that Americans dropped the ball on EoT and that as a whole they have kicked Tom Cruise to the curb in Oblivion and Jack Reacher as well (Nothing to do with marketing). I guess if its not a Mission Impossible movie they don’t want to watch him the way they used to. Luckily the rest of the world still appreciates a real movie star that delivers. Do yourself a favor and watch one of the best movies of the year already and stop sounding like an incoherent…

                  • Bwahahaha!

                    You wrote ” Who said I hoped for EoT to do better?”

                    However, you wrote this first ” America short changed a great movie period.” Now, we both know I’m no genius but to me that sounds like you HOPED EoT would do better. So yeah, there’s that.

                    I will see it. If I enjoy it, that will be good enough for me. I certainly won’t go crying on the internet if it doesn’t make the most money on that weekend.

                    • Bad spelling- Check
                      Poor reading comprehension- Check
                      Now lets add the ability to distinguish between expectations vs hope to your accomplishments. When a movie is critically acclaimed across the board and has a world class superstar to the picture. I expect it to thrive not dwindle. I don’t hope for millionaires… But hey like you said you’re know genius and you have definitely demonstrated that in this conversation. Enjoy the movie!

                    • Uh Oh. You’ve committed the cardinal sin Mr. Knight. YOU, that’s correct, you made a spelling error. LOL!

                      I’m know genius? No, that’s incorrect. It would be, I’m no genius.

                      Poor spelling – Check
                      Inability to accept reality – Check

                      Now please take YOUR poor spelling and your handkerchief and go cry somewhere else.

                    • Too busy eating your crow sandwich?

                      Later.

    • I think part of the problem with EoT is the public’s perception of Tom Cruise. I think if the lead actor had been someone more “popular” and if the movie had been released internationally first, EoT would probably be killing it at the box office.

      • I agree with you assessment with one exception, Tom Cruise is a superstar. His box office outside the U.S is as good as it gets. I think the scientology component is one America cant let go imo. Regardless its a great movie.

        • The scientology aspect is a huge turnoff for lots of people, but he acts like a loon in public (such as his Oprah interview or the whole Katie Holmes marriage fiasco). I enjoy his movies and don’t give a rats behind about his personal life, but can you imagine how huge EoT would be if you replaced Cruise with, say, Christian Bale?

  9. Think like a man too did not open really well. It being a sequel with the risen star Kevin Hart should have made it open higher than its predecessor instead of lower. Hopefully, 22JS will take it over when actuals come in today.

    HTTYD2 is not on a similar pace to the first one. This one dropped nearly 50%, which is immensely high for an animated movie. The first one dropped about 34% in its second weekend. Maleficent has claimed the children, in a move that no-one had seen coming. It’s taking the money that HTTYD2 could (and in forecasters eyes should) have made.

    Thirdly, don’t write Jersey Boys off yet. It’s audience consisted for 70% of people over 50. Those guys never rush out, and they loved it (A cinemascore), so it may live further with a leggy run. 40m is not even out of the question. To be fair, it could end up lower as well if the older folks for once did rush out or if they won’t spread the word.

  10. Battle of the sequels….sad really. Good to see “Edge of Tomorrow” still performing and kicking butt overseas. “Jersey Boys” should have legs this week as most of the target demographic prefers not to deal with the weekend crowds. Fans of the stage musical, as we are enjoyed it and of course Mr. Walken is brilliant.

  11. I think that there is a demand for first grade production black movies, if the person is promoted enough in the media their movies will do well. If only this effort was shifted away from the annoying Kevin hart, and and the embarrassing Tyler perry.