Weekend box office: Think Like a Man Too beats Jersey Boys
It seems everything played out as predicted at the weekend box office as THINK LIKE A MAN TOO managed to grab the top spot, narrowly beating out last week’s #1 film, 22 JUMP STREET. The original THINK LIKE A MAN surprised a lot of people with how well it performed, but the sequel didn’t catch anyone off guard. Meanwhile, Jump Street lost about 50% of its audience from its opening weekend, which is about par for summer movies. The other big, new movie of the weekend was Clint Eastwood’s screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, JERSEY BOYS, which finished in fourth place with less than $15m. That’s not very surprising either since the film had zero star power and mixed reviews. And rounding out the top ten is Jon Favreau’s CHEF, which has been hanging in the top ten for a few weeks. The film isn’t breaking records or anything, but it’s nice to see a smaller, quality film get some love at the weekend box office.
Next week sees the release of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, which is the fourth film in the franchise. Even though they’ve added Mark Wahlberg and kept Michael Bay as director, I’m not sure the idea of a Transformers movie has the same appeal it did a few years ago. I suspect the film will still take the top spot at the weekend box office, but it probably won’t perform as well as its predecessors. We also get the comedy BEGIN AGAIN as well as the long delayed release of SNOWPIERCER. Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.
1. Think Like a Man Too $29.5m
2. 22 Jump Street $28.8m
3. How To Train Your Dragon $25.3m
4. Jersey Boys $13.5m
5. Maleficent $13.1m
6. Edge of Tomorrow $10.3m
7. The Fault in Our Stars $8.6m
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past $6.2m
9. Godzilla $1.8m
10. Chef $1.7m