It’s another sequel-heavy weekend and another big frame for Sony. After claiming first place last weekend with 22 Jump Street, the studio is on top again thanks to Think Like a Man Too. The follow-up to 2012’s surprise box office hit earned an estimated $12.2 million from 2,225 locations on Friday, including $1.8 million from Thursday night previews. That puts the sequel on track for at least $32 million through Sunday: enough to knock 22 Jump Street to second but not quite enough to surpass the $33.6 million debut of Think Like A Man.
Details and Friday’s top five chart after the jump.
As expected, the weekend’s second new release came in significantly lower than its competition. Jersey Boys, director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the popular Broadway musical, earned an estimated $4.6 million from 2,905 locations on Friday. That points to a three-day total of $13 million, which is actually a bit higher than expected. On the other hand, Jersey Boys cost more than Think Like A Man Too and opened in more theatres, so its fourth-place debut can’t help looking a bit soft.
After its own underwhelming debut last weekend, How to Train Your Dragon 2 fell to third place on Friday. That’s a drop of 59% from its opening day, which puts a pin in the hope that the sequel would make up for its soft debut with better than average holds. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is projected to bring in $25 million this weekend, down 50% from its debut. That’s not bad, but it can’t compare to the -33% that the original film pulled off in its sophomore frame or the -48% that the supposedly front-loaded 22 Jump Street is expected to realize this weekend. Check back tomorrow for complete analysis and the weekend top ten.
|1.||Think Like a Man Too||$12,200,000||$12.2|
|2.||22 Jump Street||$9,400,000||$91.8|
|3.||How to Train Your Dragon 2||$7,600,000||$77.4|