Think Like a Man Too Takes Box Office
Sony Pictures’ Think Like a Man Too led the way last weekend (June 20-22) with a respectable $29.24 million start. The Kevin Hart led ensemble comedy sequel opened just below pre-release expectations. Think Like a Man Too opened 13 percent below the $33.64 million start of 2012’s Think Like a Man and 14 percent ahead of the $25.65 million debut of About Last Night, which also starred Hart, back in February. The modestly budgeted Think Like a Man Too represents yet another solid performer for Hart. Going forward, Think Like a Man Too hopes that summer midweek business helps balance out what will likely be more initial front-loading than Think Like a Man experienced.
Fellow Sony release 22 Jump Street claimed second place with $27.46 million. The action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was down 52 percent, which represented a respectable second weekend hold, especially given how much initial front-loading towards Friday the film displayed opening weekend, and that the film faced new competition from Think Like a Man Too. 22 Jump Street surpassed the $100 million domestic milestone last weekend and has grossed a strong $109.91 million in 10 days of release. That places 22 Jump Street 56.5 percent ahead of the $70.22 million 10-day take of 2012’s 21 Jump Street.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 placed in third with $24.72 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 50 percent. While How to Train Your Dragon 2 didn’t fall off the map last weekend, it’s hold wasn’t encouraging either on the heels of the film’s softer than expected start. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed an underwhelming $94.59 million in 10 days. That leaves the film $5.41 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is currently running a slim 3 percent ahead of the $92.14 million 10-day take of 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Jersey Boys debuted in fourth place last weekend with $13.32 million. The Clint Eastwood directed musical opened in line with its modest pre-release expectations. Jersey Boys hopes to hold up going forward due in part to skewing extremely towards older moviegoers (92 percent of the film’s audience was over the age of 25, while 71 percent was over the age of 50). The audience breakdown for Jersey Boys also skewed towards female moviegoers (61 percent).
Maleficent rounded out the weekend’s top five with $12.91 million. Disney Studios’ 3D fantasy blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie was down 30 percent from the previous weekend. The 24-day total for Maleficent stands at an impressive $185.88 million, which leaves the film just $14.12 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone.
|This Week||Last Week||Movie||Weekend Gross||Cumulative Gross||Weeks|
|1||N/A||Think Like a Man Too||$29.24M||$29.24M||1||2||1||22 Jump Street||$27.46M||$109.91M||2|
|3||2||How to Train Your Dragon 2||$24.72M||$94.60M||2|
|6||4||Edge of Tomorrow||$9.82M||$73.99M||3|
|7||5||The Fault in Our Stars||$8.57M||$98.69M||3|
|8||6||X-Men: Days of Future Past||$6.15M||$216.74M||5|
|10||8||A Million Ways to Die in the West||$1.60M||$40.30M||4|
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