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411 Box Office Report: 22 Jump Street Opens Huge For #1 Spot
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.15.2014

22 Jump Street was expected to open impressively, but it managed to surpass even those expectations this weekend. The 21 Jump Street took in $60 million at the box office this weekend to claim the top spot. That's a huge number for an R-rated comedy--the second-highest behind The Hangover Part II--and almost doubles the $36 million that the first film opened to in 2012; it is also the biggest opener of either actor's career in a starring role. Industry expectations had pit the film around $50 million or so, meaning that Sony has to have big smiles on their faces. The film averaged $18,149 from 3,306 theaters and added another $8 million overseas for a total first weekend of $68 million. Audiences gave the film a good A- CinemaScore, which should turn into solid legs for the film. The budget was $50 million.

Coming in at #2 was How to Train Your Dragon 2 with $50 million. That number is a little less than DreamWorks was hoping for; the belief was that it could hit $60 million and beat 22 Jump Street. However, it's still a minor improvement over the $43.7 million that the first film opened to in 2010 and the A CinemaScore means this one's going to go on a lengthy run at the box office, especially considering how well family films usually hold. Without any blockbusters opening next weekend, this one could end up at #1. The film added $26.1 million overseas for a first-weekend worldwide total of $76.1 million from a $145 million budget.

Maleficent held on well week to week, dropping just one place to #3 in its third week with $19 million. The Angelina Jolie-led origin story has now grossed $163.5 million domestically and $436.4 million worldwide on a budget of $180 million. It should end up topping out at around $180 domestically and is a big worldwide hit for Disney.

Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow also had a solid hold, down a spot in its second week to #4 with $16.2 million. The sci-fi actioner had a second-weekend hold of 44%, which is pretty decent considering the genre typically falls over 50% after it opens. The film has a two-week gross domestically of $56.6 million and a total worldwide gross of $167.6 million worldwide from a $178 million budget. The film isn't out of the woods yet, but the international grosses are certainly going to help it head toward profitability.

The Fault in Our Stars took an unsurprising dive in its second weekend, down four spots to #5 with $15.7 million. The film dropped 67%, which was completely expected when you consider the front-loaded nature of young adult fiction adaptations as well as the surprisingly high gross of the first weekend. The film has now grossed $81.7 million domestically and $120.5 million worldwide from a mere $12 million budget, giving 20th Century Fox an impressive hit.

X-Men: Days of Future Past fell two spots to #6 in its fourth week with $9.5 million. The film has now grossed $205.9 million domestically and $661.7 million worldwide from a $200 million budget. The film is far and away the most profitable in the franchise worldwide and is still on track for a final domestic number of around $220 million.

Godzilla dropped one spot in its fifth weekend to #7 with $3.1 million. The action film has now grossed $191.3 million domestically and $428.7 million worldwide from a $160 million budget. China's final opening numbers from this weekend haven't come in but it had reportedly opened extremely well there.

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West was down three spots in its third weekend to #8. The western comedy brought in $3.1 million; it has grossed $38.9 million domestically and $58.9 million worldwide on a $40 million budget.

Neighbors was down two spots to #9 in its sixth weekend with $2.5 million. The R-rated comedy has a domestic total of $143.1 million and a worldwide total of $228.7 million. The budget was just $18 million.

Jon Favreau's Chef was down a spot to #10 in its fourth week with $2.3 million, down just 13% from last week. The culinary comedy has totaled $14.1 million to date.

The weekend box office tally was $188 million, down 8% from last year's take of $204 million which was led by Man of Steel's $116.6 million opening weekend.

Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. 22 Jump Street - $60 million ($60 million total)
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 - $50 million ($50 million total)
3. Maleficent - $19 million ($163.5 million total)
4. Edge of Tomorrow - $16.2 million ($56.6 million total)
5. The Fault in Our Stars - $15.7 million ($81.7 million total)
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past - $9.5 million ($205.9 million total)
7. Godzilla - $3.1 million ($191.3 million total)
8. A Million Ways to Die in the West - $3.1 million ($38.9 million total)
9. Neighbors - $2.5 million ($143.1 million total)
10. Chef - $2.3 million ($14.1 million total)


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