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'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys' at the box office

Monday, June 23, 2014 - Updated: 6:11 AM

By JAKE COYLE

The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- 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 on the same frame last year, when "Monsters University" and "World War Z" led a weekend gross 38 percent higher.

The box office will get a boost next weekend when Paramount's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" opens. The film, the fourth in the franchise and featuring a revamped cast led by Mark Wahlberg, is expected to be one of the summer's biggest grossers.

But this weekend belonged to Sony, which occupied the top two spots. Last summer was rockier for the studio, with disappointments like "After Earth" and "White House Down." Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony, called the chart-topping weekend "a call for celebration."

Bruer said "22 Jump Street," which has made $38.2 million overseas (a large amount for a comedy), will become one of the biggest R-rated comedies ever worldwide.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.

1. "Think Like a Man Too," $30 million.

2. "22 Jump Street," $29 million ($14.5 million international).

3. "How To Train Your Dragon 2," $25.3 million ($43.5 million international).

4. "Jersey Boys," $13.5 million ($1.6 million international).

5. "Maleficent," $13 million ($44.7 million international).

6. "Edge of Tomorrow," $13.3 million ($21.5 million international).

7. "The Fault in Our Stars," $8.6 million ($20 million international).

8. "X-Men: Days of Future Past," $6.4 million ($11.3 million international).

9. "Chef," $1.8 million.

10. "Godzilla," $1.8 million ($15 million international).

     

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