'Think Like A Man Too' Dominates Weekend Box-Office
By Zach Seemayer
Kevin Hart has proven to be a big time box-office draw for the second time this year with the release of his new ensemble comedy Think Like A Man Too, the sequel to the 2012 comedy hit Think Like A Man.
The film follows Hart and his friends, along with his friend's wives and fiances, who hit up Vegas for simultaneous bachelor and bachelorette parties. As expected, things go horribly, hilariously wrong.
The film pulled in a solid $30 million in its opening weekend, already passing its $24 million budget. However, despite opening at the top spot, it earned $3 million less than the first film's opening in April 2012, and $11 million less that Hart's previous 2014 hit Ride Along which opened huge in January.
The Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill buddy cop comedy 22 Jump Street, another sequel, is still going strong, only getting edged out of the top spot by a small margin. It managed to rake in $29 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $111.4 million, far beyond its modest $50 million budget.
The weekend's third sequel, How To Train Your Dragon 2, posted solid second weekend numbers as well, earning another $25.3 million, bringing their total to $95.1 million domestically. It's still some way from its $145 million budget, but hopefully foreign sales will help in the future.
Clint Eastwood's latest offering, Jersey Boys, a biopic about the legendary musical group The Four Seasons, tanked about as hard as most predictions indicated. It opened in fourth place, taking in only $13.5 million. However, its relatively-modest $40 million budget will keep it from being a total bomb. Hopefully it can manage to hold steady in the middle of the pack as an alternative for people who aren't interested in the slew of up-coming blockbusters.
Disney's Maleficent earned another $13 million, putting it in fifth place, and bringing its total to $185.9 million, surpassing its large $180 million budget in its fourth weekend.
The Tom Cruise sci-fi action project Edge Of Tomorrow dropped two spots from fourth to sixth and took in $10.3 million. Its domestic total now comes to $74.5 million, still over $100 million short of its huge budget, but it's posted more-than decent overseas numbers and has earned an additional $218.3 million in foreign markets.
The young adult drama The Fault In Our Stars continues to tumble, dropping two spots from fifth to seventh and earning $8.6 million, while X-Men: Days Of Future Past follows suit, dropping from sixth to eighth and earning $6.2 million.
The Jon Favreau comedy Chef actually managed to climb back up a spot from tenth to ninth, a position it had held for three weeks before its step down the list last week. It earned $1.84 million. Meanwhile Godzilla took a hard fall, dropping from seventh to tenth and pulling in $1.82 million. And that's your weekend box-office top 10.
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 - $10.3 million
7. The Fault In Our Stars - $8.6 million
8. X-Men: Days Of Future Past - $6.2 million
9. Chef - $1.84 million
10. Godzilla - $1.82 million