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Weekend B.O. June 13-15 (Who Would Have Thunk It?)

Weekend B.O. June 13-15 (Who Would Have Thunk It?)

It was the battle of the two sequels of two very popular
movies – one an animated family friendly film
with a cuddly dragon, and the other, a violent, profane R-rated buddy comedy.

Now logic would assume that the animated film would be
the victor, appealing to a larger, more mainstream audience of all ages; but
instead it was the R-rated film that won this weekend. 

Who saw that coming?

Jump Street” grossed $60
million, making it the 4th highest weekend tally for any R-rated film (“The Matrix Reloaded” is still No. 1 with
an opening $91.5 million).

to Train Your Dragon 2″ came in second with $50 million, which is being considered a
disappointment, despite the aggressive marketing, phenomenal word of mouth and stellar reviews
the film has gotten. However, look for “Jump Street” to drop off quickly in the
following weeks, while “Dragon” does steady business, with no competition for the
next few weeks, when it comes to family movies. It’s fairly certain that “Dragon” will eventually out gross “Jump Street” in the long run.

Last week’s No. 1 film, “The Fault in Our Stars,” dropped a whopping 67%, indicating most likely that of the audience for the film
(teenage girls) saw it during the first week of its release. But with a box office total of almost $82 million, “Stars,” with its very low $12 million production cost,
is already well into the black.

As for Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” the film dropped a more modest 43%, beating out “Stars” this week, and indicating a much stronger word of mouth for the film.

And as for “Belle,”
the film dropped to 14th place, with
$510,000 for the weekend, with a total so far of $8, 569,000.

1) 22 Jump Street Sony $60,000,000 
2) How to Train Your Dragon 2 Fox $50,000,000 
3) Maleficent BV $19,008,000 Total: $163,525,000 
4) Edge of Tomorrow WB $16,175,000 Total: $56,649,000 
5) The Fault in our Stars Fox $15,725,000 Total: $81,700,000 
6) X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $9,500,000  Total: $205,940,000 
7) Godzilla WB $3,155,000 Total: $191,301,000 
8) A Million Ways to Die in the West Uni. $3,077,000 Total:  $38,937,000 
9) Neighbors Uni. $2,484,000 Total: $143,137,000 
10) Chef ORF $2,276,000 Total: $14,076,000 
11)  Blended WB $1,640,000 Total: $40,288,000 
12) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $960,000  Total: $198,392,000 

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22 jump st is no surprise it did these type of numbers, this what the audience wants franchises, special effects, and tired cliches, as for Tim Story so what he is the biggest box office black director of all time, he is not the best, not even in the top 10, it is what it is. I judge director by if I like there films, I can give a damn about how much money they make. What Think Like Man 2 does at the box office has no bearing on the future of black films, too many of us get caught in that game, the only thing that's going to happen if it makes a 100 million is you going to see a million black films just like it with the studios trying to cash in on the same formula.


Tim Story is not on the same level as Steven Spielberg. One thing I will say about Tim Story is that he is a talented Film Director. May I add, that is first African-American Film Director that was given the chance to direct a major Super Hero movie. Since Tim Story directed Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer; there has not been a African-American Film Director in the running for Disney/Marvel Super Hero Properties or Warner Bros./DC Comics Super Hero properties.


Mentioning Tim Story and Spielberg in the same sentence makes no sense and should be against the law.


Will think like a man too knock 22 jump street from #1 next week?

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