B.O. Roundup, June 20-22: 'Think Like a Man Too' Thinks Like a Champ

Sunday, 22 June 2014 20:18 Written by  iamrogue
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B.O. Roundup, June 20-22: 'Think Like a Man Too' Thinks Like a Champ

Two comedy sequels distributed by Sony Pictures held sway this weekend, with Think Like a Man Too opening atop the domestic box office and last week's leader, 22 Jump Street, coming in a close second.

Reigning supreme on this particular weekend wasn't quite as much of an accomplishment as you might expect. 

Americans and Canadians didn't turn out in force at the multiplex as summer officially began with the solstice.  The top twelve pictures in North America earned a combined $142.6 million, all of 39% lower than the same weekend last year, when World War Z and Monsters University dropped in theaters.

The biggest slice of the profit pie belongs to Think Like a Man Too, which opened to the tune of $30 million from 2,225 theaters, according to current estimates.

That makes Think Like a Man Too the second number one debut for director Tim Story and star Kevin Hart this year, after Ride Along opened robustly back in January.  Nonetheless, the sequel, made at significantly greater expense than its predecessor, opened lower than Think Like a Man, which debuted to $33.6 million.

Largely because of the boom in Hart's popularity over the last two years, Sony's Screen Gems was predicting a bigger debut for Think Like a Man Too, but as it stands, the sequel might end up in second place come Monday, since 22 Jump Street has made an estimated $29.0 million.  Stay tuned for that.

Even if Think Like a Man Too didn't open as big as expected, it fared a whole lot better than Jersey Boys, director Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Warner Bros. opened the ensemble drama in 2,905 theaters, from which it hauled in an estimated $13.5 million.

That puts Jersey Boys in fourth place, well behind the $25.3 million estimate of How to Train Your Dragon 2 (in third place) and awfully close to the $13.0 million Disney estimates Maleficent earned.  Like Think Like a Man Too and 22 Jump Street, Jersey Boys and Maleficent might just swap spots in the top ten when the actual figures hit on Monday.

Check out the top ten movies in North America for the weekend of June 20th through 22nd:

1. Think Like a Man Too..........................................$30.0 million................New Release

2. 22 Jump Street....................................................$29.0 million................$111.4 million

3. How to Train Your Dragon 2...............................$25.3 million................$95.1 million

4. Jersey Boys..........................................................$13.5 million................New Release

5. Maleficent............................................................$13.0 million................$185.9 million

6. Edge of Tomorrow...............................................$10.3 million................$74.5 million

7. The Fault in Our Stars..........................................$8.6 million..................$98.7 million

8. X-Men: Days of Future Past.................................$6.2 million..................$216.7 million

9. Chef.......................................................................$1.8 million..................$16.9 million

10. Godzilla...............................................................$1.8 million..................$194.9 million

Check back on Monday to see if any of these positions shift.  And check back in a week, when resigned audiences will have shrugged and ponied up enough dough to make Transformers: Age of Extinction the biggest movie in theaters.


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