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Weekend Box Office Report: June 13-15, 2014

Jun. 15, 2014by: Dave Davis

Jump Street slays the Dragon!

There was a new release showdown at theaters this weekend, and the comedy sequel 22 JUMP STREET emerged victorious with an opening of $60 million!

The R-rated follow-up far exceeded the original 21 JUMP STREET's $36.3 million opening in 2012 (it went on to $201 million worldwide), and also marks the biggest opening for both stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill (not counting THE LEGO MOVIE, which featured their voices and was also directed by the JUMP STREET team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller).

Critics enjoyed the self-aware sequel (83% on Rotten Tomatoes, just below the first movie's 85% average), and audiences gave the college action an 'A-' CinemaScore.

Swooping into second place was the new family option HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 with an opening of $50 million. That's enough to beat the first movie's $43.7 million opening in 2010, but it seems a little soft considering the original was popular enough to justify a TV series and live-action arena tour.

The Dreamworks-animated sequel was a hit with critics (92% on Rotten Tomatoes) and crowds ('A' CinemaScore), but it has a long way to fly before it reaches the first movie's $494 million final global haul. But at least for family fare, it still has time to soar on its own before Disney's PLANES sequel takes to the air in mid-July.

Coming in third place was the existing family offering MALEFICENT with another $19 million in its third weekend in release. Disney's live-action villainess origin story is now up to $436 million worldwide.

Tom Cruise's latest seems to be cruising on positive word-of-mouth: the sci-fi war movie EDGE OF TOMORROW took fourth with $16.1 million, a decent -43% hold from its (admittedly humble) opening last week. But even as it shoots past $200 million worldwide (the 20th Cruise movie to do so), it can't bounce back in time and erase the fact that it cost over $175 million to make...

Last weekend's winner THE FAULT IN OUR STARS was in critical condition this week, plunging to fifth with $15.7 million. That's a drop of 67%, the sort of drastic change that only horror and action movies tend to experience in their second week. 

Apparently almost everyone who wanted to check out the Shailene Woodley cancer romance (adapted from the bestselling novel) bought their tickets on opening weekend, and word-of-mouth business won't carry it very far. Still, a $120.5 million 10-day global total certainly makes its $12 million cost seem like a valid investment.

In sixth was X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST with $9.5 million as Marvel's mutants pass THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2's domestic total (Spidey still has the edge worldwide -- $700 million to Wolvie and company's current $661 million total).

The rest of the chart was down in much smaller figures, as GODZILLA, A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, NEIGHBORS (now six weeks in the Top 10) and CHEF close things out while BLENDED and MILLION DOLLAR ARM disappear from sight.

Next weekend brings the comedy sequel THINK LIKE A MAN TOO and the Clint Eastwood-directed musical JERSEY BOYS

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. 22 Jump Street $60 M
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2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 $50 M
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3. Maleficent $19 M $163.5 M
4. Edge of Tomorrow $16.1 M $56.6 M
5. The Fault in our Stars $15.7 M $81.7 M
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past $9.5 M $205.9 M
7. Godzilla $3.1 M $191.3 M
8. A Million Ways to Die in the West $3 M $38.9 M
9. Neighbors $2.4 M $143.1 M
10. Chef $2.2 M $14 M

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7:55AM on 06/17/2014
Please don't let the numbers dissuade you from seeing Edge of Tomorrow if you were having reservations about it I saw it last night and it was a DAMN good time at the movies! I can't stress enough how refreshing it was to see a blockbuster film that, while based on an existing property, wasn't created solely because of the name brand recognition attached to it. Just a solid, serious, well handled science fiction story.
Please don't let the numbers dissuade you from seeing Edge of Tomorrow if you were having reservations about it I saw it last night and it was a DAMN good time at the movies! I can't stress enough how refreshing it was to see a blockbuster film that, while based on an existing property, wasn't created solely because of the name brand recognition attached to it. Just a solid, serious, well handled science fiction story.
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2:03PM on 06/16/2014
"Positive word of mouth?" A "decent hold"? Um, no. "Edge of Tomorrow" is a straight-up flop. $56 mil domestic in its second week? No shade of lipstick will fix up that pig.
"Positive word of mouth?" A "decent hold"? Um, no. "Edge of Tomorrow" is a straight-up flop. $56 mil domestic in its second week? No shade of lipstick will fix up that pig.
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11:21AM on 06/16/2014
Saw Edge of Tomorrow last night...absolutely loved it!
Saw Edge of Tomorrow last night...absolutely loved it!
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12:52AM on 06/16/2014
Frankly, I'm surprised the right (and better) movie came out on top for a change. 22 Jump St. was better than the first. The self-aware jokes were not only smart but awesome throughout, the homage to Benny Hill was brilliant and brief, and the after movie credits roll as well as the end of credits scene were pretty damn funny.

For once, it's nice to see a comedy that isn't dumbed down to dick and fart jokes to get a laugh.
Frankly, I'm surprised the right (and better) movie came out on top for a change. 22 Jump St. was better than the first. The self-aware jokes were not only smart but awesome throughout, the homage to Benny Hill was brilliant and brief, and the after movie credits roll as well as the end of credits scene were pretty damn funny.

For once, it's nice to see a comedy that isn't dumbed down to dick and fart jokes to get a laugh.
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10:42PM on 06/15/2014
Close call between 22 Jump Street and HTTYD 2.
Close call between 22 Jump Street and HTTYD 2.
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10:41PM on 06/15/2014
Great. This means more shitty Channing Tatum movies. I'm hoping and praying he doesn't get to play Gambit.
Great. This means more shitty Channing Tatum movies. I'm hoping and praying he doesn't get to play Gambit.
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3:19AM on 06/16/2014
He was actually pretty hilarious in both Jump Street films.
He was actually pretty hilarious in both Jump Street films.
10:35PM on 06/15/2014
Vietnamese Jesus!!

22 Jump Street was hilarious, even though I think 21 Jump Street was funnier because I think the feeling of it being better then I expected played more into it then this time around.

Also, glad to see Edge of Tomorrow still hanging on. The perfect definition of a fun, big, and exciting summer action film that doesn't insult it's audience.
Vietnamese Jesus!!

22 Jump Street was hilarious, even though I think 21 Jump Street was funnier because I think the feeling of it being better then I expected played more into it then this time around.

Also, glad to see Edge of Tomorrow still hanging on. The perfect definition of a fun, big, and exciting summer action film that doesn't insult it's audience.
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10:25PM on 06/15/2014
HTTYD 2 was good, but not quite as great as the first. Awesome animation though, and some of the better 3D I've seen.
21 Jump Street was one of those films that got so hyped up online, that by the time I saw it I couldn't help be a little disappointed. Thinking I'll wait and rent the sequel.
HTTYD 2 was good, but not quite as great as the first. Awesome animation though, and some of the better 3D I've seen.
21 Jump Street was one of those films that got so hyped up online, that by the time I saw it I couldn't help be a little disappointed. Thinking I'll wait and rent the sequel.
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7:17PM on 06/15/2014
Good to see Edge in top 4 still. GO SEE IT!
Good to see Edge in top 4 still. GO SEE IT!
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6:18PM on 06/15/2014
22 Jump Street was fun.
Maleficent was way better than I was expecting.
A Million Ways To Die... was way too long and Seth shouldn't have been the lead but it did have funny moments.
22 Jump Street was fun.
Maleficent was way better than I was expecting.
A Million Ways To Die... was way too long and Seth shouldn't have been the lead but it did have funny moments.
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5:05PM on 06/15/2014
Wow. Surprised. I haven't seen either sequel yet, but I thought 21 Jump Street was a little overrated - good for sure but nothing really special. I figured dragons 2 would kill.

Also, I did see EofT, and of all the Pacific Rims and Dredd movies (really average to a little above) that movie geeks complain about, I'd say this is the king of, but it's actually really incredibly all the way through. I would love to see LEGO movie and it nominated for Best Pic Oscars, but I know it's not
Wow. Surprised. I haven't seen either sequel yet, but I thought 21 Jump Street was a little overrated - good for sure but nothing really special. I figured dragons 2 would kill.

Also, I did see EofT, and of all the Pacific Rims and Dredd movies (really average to a little above) that movie geeks complain about, I'd say this is the king of, but it's actually really incredibly all the way through. I would love to see LEGO movie and it nominated for Best Pic Oscars, but I know it's not gonna happen...

Is anyone interested in Jersey Boys? I'd say it'd bomb but I doubt it's tracking well, has high expectations, or a high budget. Man, there was about a 5 year or more span where Eastwood could really do no wrong directing wise
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5:55PM on 06/15/2014
of course lego will be nommed and probably win. who are you bra?
of course lego will be nommed and probably win. who are you bra?
8:25AM on 06/17/2014
LEGO movie not gonna win best pic. Prolly not gonna get nominated. Maybe best animated pic. U really disagree?
LEGO movie not gonna win best pic. Prolly not gonna get nominated. Maybe best animated pic. U really disagree?
3:54PM on 06/19/2014
no i agree. that's why i said the opposite of what you said... What other contenders are there? HTTYDragon will be nommed. What else? Rio2? ha. get with the times kiddo.
no i agree. that's why i said the opposite of what you said... What other contenders are there? HTTYDragon will be nommed. What else? Rio2? ha. get with the times kiddo.
4:39PM on 06/15/2014
22 Jump Street was meh. Fell flat on most of it's gags, and just wasn't really funny, save for a few chuckles here and there. Overall 6/10
22 Jump Street was meh. Fell flat on most of it's gags, and just wasn't really funny, save for a few chuckles here and there. Overall 6/10
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5:07PM on 06/15/2014
That's ab what I figured and felt about the first, maybe a 7 tho
That's ab what I figured and felt about the first, maybe a 7 tho
3:15PM on 06/15/2014
Nothing against How To Train Your Dragon 2, but I'm glad to see that 22 Jump Street managed to beat out Dragon 2, even though I was 100% sure that Dragon 2 was gonna dominate. Goes to show that there is still a market for R-rated fare!
Nothing against How To Train Your Dragon 2, but I'm glad to see that 22 Jump Street managed to beat out Dragon 2, even though I was 100% sure that Dragon 2 was gonna dominate. Goes to show that there is still a market for R-rated fare!
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3:01PM on 06/15/2014
Is there any way JoBlo could start showing international box office as well? I hate having to go to other sites to find stuff out.
Is there any way JoBlo could start showing international box office as well? I hate having to go to other sites to find stuff out.
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2:50PM on 06/15/2014
oh crap, that means we probably will have to endure Tatum as Gambit....
oh crap, that means we probably will have to endure Tatum as Gambit....
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2:24PM on 06/15/2014
I need to see Maleficent (which I kept referring to as Malfeasance for the longest time!), Edge of Tomorrow and 22 Jump Street. My girlfriend and I keep making a list of 'To See' but she is never in the mood (too early in the day to be cooped up in a dark room, too late and she's tired). I might have to 'movie cheat' on herUgh. I hope it doesn't come to that!
I need to see Maleficent (which I kept referring to as Malfeasance for the longest time!), Edge of Tomorrow and 22 Jump Street. My girlfriend and I keep making a list of 'To See' but she is never in the mood (too early in the day to be cooped up in a dark room, too late and she's tired). I might have to 'movie cheat' on herUgh. I hope it doesn't come to that!
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5:11PM on 06/15/2014
"Never in the mood" = doesn't exist
"Never in the mood" = doesn't exist
8:28AM on 06/17/2014
FYI, I'm totally making a joke ab the stereotypical nerd. I don't even have a gf so apologies. I thought later that it looks like - or was - me trolling for no good reason.
FYI, I'm totally making a joke ab the stereotypical nerd. I don't even have a gf so apologies. I thought later that it looks like - or was - me trolling for no good reason.
2:22PM on 06/15/2014
The lack of family-oriented competition in the ensuing weeks guarantees that Dragon won't experience a huge drop off. These opening weekend numbers are below what many analysts had predicted, but it should have a consistent hold for the weeks to hold once word gets out, a la Frozen.
Considering how soft the films releasing this weekend appear (Think Like a Man Too, Jersey Boys), either 22 Jump Street will uphold the #1 spot, or we'll see Dragon 2 take it.
The lack of family-oriented competition in the ensuing weeks guarantees that Dragon won't experience a huge drop off. These opening weekend numbers are below what many analysts had predicted, but it should have a consistent hold for the weeks to hold once word gets out, a la Frozen.
Considering how soft the films releasing this weekend appear (Think Like a Man Too, Jersey Boys), either 22 Jump Street will uphold the #1 spot, or we'll see Dragon 2 take it.
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11:44AM on 06/16/2014
You've got Transformers 4 (which people take their kids to see) next week, Earth To Echo the week after that, and then a dead week before Planes 2. So I think you may be wrong about your estimates. HTTYD2 didn't look all that good to begin with, so don't plan on it sticking around in the top 5 after next weekend.
You've got Transformers 4 (which people take their kids to see) next week, Earth To Echo the week after that, and then a dead week before Planes 2. So I think you may be wrong about your estimates. HTTYD2 didn't look all that good to begin with, so don't plan on it sticking around in the top 5 after next weekend.
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