Weekend box office: 'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys'

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: June 22, 2014 - 8:04 PM

– The Las Vegas ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man Too” topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood’s new Four Seasons musical “Jersey Boys.”

The Kevin Hart sequel “Think Like a Man Too” narrowly edged out “22 Jump Street,” which earned $29 million in its second week of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The DreamWorks animated film “How to Train Your Dragon 2” slid to third with $25.3 million.

The top three films are all sequels that moved into the big box-office summer season following surprise hit originals released in the springtime.

Moving into summer’s bigger competition actually diminished Sony Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man Too.” The first film, also directed by Tim Story and starring mostly the same ensemble led by Hart, opened with $33.6 million in April 2012.

Warner Bros.’ “Jersey Boys,” Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical about Frankie Valli’s group, opened in fourth with $13.5 million. The film drew an overwhelmingly older audience, with 71 percent of its moviegoers over the age of 50.

Overall business at the multiplexes was down considerably. “Think Like a Man Too” and “Jersey Boys” pale in comparison to the openings in the same time frame last year, when “Monsters University” and “World War Z” led a weekend gross 38 percent higher.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.

1. “Think Like a Man Too,” $30 million.

2. “22 Jump Street,” $29 million.

3. “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” $25.3 million.

4. “Jersey Boys,” $13.5 million.

5. “Maleficent,” $13 million.

6. “Edge of Tomorrow,” $13.3 million.

7. “The Fault in Our Stars,” $8.6 million.

8. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” $6.4 million.

9. “Chef,” $1.8 million.

10. “Godzilla,” $1.8 million.

Associated Press

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