Friday Box Office: THINK LIKE A MAN TOO Leads with $12.2 Million; JERSEY BOYS in Fourth

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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.

Jersey_Boys_movie_posterAs 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.

 Title Friday Total
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
4.  Jersey Boys $4,640,000 $4.6
5.  Maleficent $4,011,000 $176.9



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  • Manuel Orozco

    Well i have no opinion on these results. But let’s cross our fingers the emotional conclusion of HTTYD 2 will make a profit for Dreamworks and will greenlit the third movie because I’ve been anxious to hear the affect of all that excitement and drama last week will affect the third one

    • Dpw

      Dragon 2 is interesting in that it seems to be underperforming, but is a well-reviewed, quality movie. What gives? Were the kids all gone on vacation opening weekend? Thought it would hold far better, especially considering its new competition this weekend.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Probably they wanted to wait and see it during the week

      • Aquartertoseven

        Because, if it’s as good as the first one, then it doesn’t deserve to make a lot of money. Decent films shouldn’t earn huge amounts of money.

      • cetrata

        You forgot to add that a film needs to be awful or at least based on a comic book, another film, or novel (preferably both though exceptions are made like avengers or dark knight) in order for it to be a hit.

      • Manuel Orozco

        It is based on a series of novels

      • Manuel Orozco

        Well it was as good as the first one but darker

  • Steven

    So “Think Like a Man” makes more than “Edge of Tomorrow”. ffs

    • Mixed race rich kid NYC

      Yes
      A black-led comedy film made more than a white led sci fi film
      U mad?

      • Aquartertoseven

        I think his problem is that it’s basically ‘Black People 2: The Movie’, and it’s not even supposed to be good or funny, rather than a very well made sci-fi film.

      • Mixed race rich kid NYC

        Why is he comparing a urban comedy to an original sci fi?
        Or is he just mad that a movie starring blacks is a success ?

      • Steven

        Any movie with Kevin Hart in it is awful (excluding 40 Year Old Virgin)

      • Aquartertoseven

        I think he’s annoyed that a shameless attempt to attract a certain audience, when the content of the movie doesn’t deserve box office success, does well, when another that tries to do something fairly unique and succeeds to be a great film doesn’t get a lot of money.

      • MJ

        Agreed. And now we are getting trailer park trash-like responses from some like calling this “Black People 2: The Movie.”

        It’s disappointing to read this kind of crap here. I mean, it’s fine to say this is a crappy movie that is not performing well (I agree with that), but making bad racial jokes concerning it is really out of bounds, and points to those people as representing the lowest common denominator on this site.

      • MJ

        Think Like A Man Too is not a worldwide movie (the first movie completely flopped internationally), hence it’s box office performance isn’t even going to hit 1/3 of what Edge is making it it’s opening weekend, and will not hit 1/5 of what Edge is making through their respective runs.

        If Kevin Hart wants to hit the big time, he will need to start making movies that attract interest worldwide. That is the measuring stick of being a successful major movie now. Otherwise, you are a minor movie with a niche market — there’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but just don’t insult my intelligence please by claiming that this is a major movie; it’s not.

        It’s disingenuous to say “hey, Think edged out Edge in earnings.” when the reality is that when the run of these movies is over, Edge will probably have made about $340M worldwide, and Think will have made about $70M worldwide. It’s like comparing Safeway Brand Cola sales to Coke sales.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Lol at you editing your initial, silly comment and replacing it with an essay. I never said that it was a major movie, the discussion is about its opening weekend in America being bigger than Edge.

      • MJ

        You don’t even read your own posts. You were making some silly kind of racial comment about calling the movie “Black People 2: The Movie,” — I don’t know what in the hell that is suppose to mean, but I know this, it’s not a pleasant comment.

        My comment is much more on target to the discussion here than your indirect slap at African Americans. I was sticking to the point — box office results.

        You’d be well advised to edit your silly initial comment into an “ESSAY” that is something less insulting to the human race, jackass.

      • Aquartertoseven

        It refers to the point of the film, which from the trailers seemed to be ‘hey, there’s no plot, but we’re black! Fellow black people should see this movie!’

        You were talking about international and eventual grosses, you weren’t on point at all. The topic was opening weekend in the US.

        How is it insulting to the human race? What a dumbass, naive. Have you never seen a Tyler Perry film for instance?

      • MJ

        “It refers to the point of the film, which from the trailers seemed to be ‘hey, there’s no plot, but we’re black! Fellow black people should see this movie!’”

        OMG, just listen to yourself. I am embarrassed for you. You should have just shut the hell up and not made your original statement any worse than it was…now you are circling the drain.

      • Aquartertoseven

        It’s good that you edited that Clippers bit out as I have no idea who they are. Some team I assume, of what sport I just don’t know (or care).

        I’m embarrassed for your naivety, you must see the world in a very innocent, child-like light if something as basic and common as demographic pandering films is something that shocks you to the point of disbelief. Then again, aren’t you the one that couldn’t understand that competition plays a part in movie earnings last week?

      • Aquartertoseven

        It’s good that you edited that Clippers bit out as I have no idea who they are. Some team I assume, of what sport I just don’t know (or care).

        I’m embarrassed for your naivety, you must see the world in a very innocent, child-like light if something as basic and common as demographic pandering films is something that shocks you to the point of disbelief. Then again, aren’t you the one that couldn’t understand that competition plays a part in movie earnings last week?

      • MJ

        “I’m embarrassed for your naivety”

        Yet you are the one who would not even have registered my Clippers – Donald Sterling remark…you’d have to be the only person on the planet to be naive enough not to register that.

        But yes, you are right, it occurred to me that you probably were just so lacking on current events and common knowledge that you wouldn’t register it, so I edited it out so I could simplify things for you here. Tried to throw you a bone there…

      • Aquartertoseven

        Naivety refers more to not knowing a common truth, yet in this case no-one except Americans know or care about baseball, American football, whatever you were referring to.

        Perhaps you should consider that there are countries other than the U.S. on the planet, and that as a population, America makes up less than 5%. Crazy right? That other people exist? Perhaps you should sit down, this news may come as a shock to you.

        Wait, did you… just give me another example of your naivety?!

      • MJ

        “Perhaps you should consider that there are countries other than the U.S. on the planet”

        Again, you seem to have problems with basic comprehension, and not really reading others’ posts here. I said above:

        “If Kevin Hart wants to hit the big time, he will need to start making movies that attract interest worldwide. That is the measuring stick of being a successful major movie now…”

        I was the one here bringing up the worldwide issue with this movie, while you were the one who was calling this “Black People 2″ in which you were referring to basically limiting this movie to a racially-centered movie within America, which represents only 5% of the world.

        You are obviously too fucking lazy to even notice that I was the one “going international” on this discussion.

        You’d better go sharpen your pencil and come back with something better than this.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Wow that was desperate. I can literally see your thought process within that comment; ‘damn he just owned me! How to counter… how to counter…’, and what you came up with was simply lame.

        What has any of that got to do with what we were discussing? About how you called me naive for not knowing much about an American sports team?

        Considering how Africa contributed barely 1% to the first Think Like a Man film, and the rest of the world contributed less than 5%, it’s correct to say that African Americans are pretty much its sole audience.

      • MJ

        That’s all you can respond with?

        The Donald Sterling thing was worldwide freaking major news well beyond sports. Everyone knows about it. My friends in China have emailed me about it. You’d have to be an illiterate moron in the world to not have head about it…but, apparently that is the case here.

        You are the one who seem infatuated with a movie that is about American blacks and race peddling in America for specific movies, yet you claim you have no knowledge about the biggest race-related story of the past decade in the U.S. that has gone international in a big way?

        Where on the planet do you live? I guess if you are in the Mauritians or Lichtenstein, then maybe I could buy your excuse?

      • Aquartertoseven

        Go to any person in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, even South America too I bet, no-one will even know who Donald Sterling is.

        So one person in China represents nearly 6.8 billion people, and if he knows then we all must know? Nice logic there.

        Just checked who he is, I remember, that guy that made some comments months ago. Who cares? Why must I be expected to remember some random guy that the rest of the world doesn’t know, an owner (?) of a team that the rest of the world don’t care about or even know what sport they’re a part of, all packaged up in a reference as vague as obscure as they get? Lame. Go find a map, look at America and then everything else. You’ll find that (get ready for a shocker) there are OTHER countries where people don’t know or care about your crappy sports, like baseball and American football. Nor what happens in them. Do you know how many people make racist comments (and how often)? Why should we remember this guy’s?

      • MJ

        Why are you afraid to answer my question?

        Again, what country do you live in?

      • Aquartertoseven

        I’m not, I was replying to your older comment, got side tracked, and finished the reply, I wasn’t aware of your newer one.

        England btw.

        Bitch.

        :P

      • MJ

        Ah, good ole England, where your London Times and the BBC have had major extensive coverage of Sterling. LOL — you couldn’t have provided a weaker answer to my question…would have been better making up something like Burma…LOL

      • Aquartertoseven

        Yeah, extensive… he’s a real household name!!

        The war in Syria has had extensive coverage, Iraq now too, Sterling? Nah.

      • MJ

        Sure, NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON of the 63.3 million people in all of the UK would know of the Sterling story. In fact, NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON of all of the 742.5 Million people in all of Europe would know of the Sterling story.

        NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON !!!!!

        LOL^2

      • Aquartertoseven

        Like I said, no-one knows who he is, he’s a nobody to the rest of his world. His story was over as soon as it begun in our eyes. It had maybe a minute long segment for one day and poof. Next story.

      • MJ

        Yes, I am repeating myself, but,

        SO YOU ARE CLAIMING THAT OF THE ENTIRE 742 MILLION PEOPLE IN EUROPE, NOT A SINGLE PERSON WOULD KNOW WHO HE IS? NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON OUT OF 742 MILLION?

        Seriously, dude ????????????

      • MJ

        BTW, you just completely lossed all credibility by saying “an owner (?) of a team”. When did I ever say that Donald Sterling was an owner? I didn’t.

        You obviously have heard of this story and are lying about it.

      • Aquartertoseven

        If you had read my comment, you’d see that I said I checked who you were talking about. Try and be more aware, otherwise you end up owning yourself.

      • MJ

        “Go to any person in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, even South America too I bet, no-one will even know who Donald Sterling is”

        Europe: The Times UK — over 100 mews stories on Sterling

        Africa: Mail and Guardian (South Africa) –7 news stories on Sterling

        The Middle East: Jerusalem Post — over 100 news stories on Sterling

        South America: Buenos Aires Herald — over 15 news stories on Donald Sterling.

        Remember you specifically said above that “NO ONE” would know who Donald Sterling was in these countries. Hmm, so ABSOLUTELY NO ONE reads their newspapers and would not know him? You might want to make “AN EDIT” in one of your posts this time to correct yourself, Mensa.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Well Mew was a very popular Pokemon, many news stories are to be expected.

        I just looked up The Times search of Donald Sterling, apparently you didn’t, because less than halfway down the first page alone, the stories are completely unrelated, like Scottish taxes and tips to boost your portfolio. Do I even have to look at the Jerusalem Post search too? Because we both know that I’ll find the same result.

        Like I’ve said, you may find people that remember the remarks, but most won’t. Ask any non-American who he is and you’ll not get the answer you’d hope for. And hell, most of the ones that are about him are over a month old, because he’s old news. He said some things and that was it. Done and done. Next headline.

      • MJ

        Remember, you pretty much boldly said that NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON would know in any of those continents.

        Obviously you are back-tracking now on this, as is to be expected.

        PS: How’d that World Cup thing work out for you guys? ;-)

      • Aquartertoseven

        You mean this bit?

        “Go to any person in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, even South America too I bet, no-one will even know who Donald Sterling is.”

        I stand by that. No-one knows who he is, and most will have forgotten his antics too. I barely remembered it.

      • MJ

        SO YOU ARE CLAIMING THAT OF THE ENTIRE 742 MILLION PEOPLE IN EUROPE, NOT A SINGLE PERSON WOULD KNOW WHO HE IS? NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON OUT OF 742 MILLION?

        Seriously, dude ????????????

      • Aquartertoseven

        No. And even if you could find one, your point wouldn’t be made anyway. If you found a thousand, 10,000, it still shows that to the rest of the world, American sports and their owners mean approximately jackshit.

        Real football>All.

        And I don’t even like football that much.

      • MJ

        “American sports and their owners mean approximately jackshit.”

        LOL. I didn’t even realize until now that this was all about some envy thing you have with American sports. I was talking about a racial comment that went worldwide viral by a business that just sold for $2B. Whatever, dude.

        On the other hand, seeing how you live in a country where “football” is so big with your English Premiere League, etc, and yet your country can’t even get out of the baby round of the World Cup, I don’t blame you for being a tad bitter. But then again, your football league’s stars are purchased from other places in the world, so that’s great during your pro league season, but sucks when you actually have to field a team with slower and less skilled players from home to compete against better teams from across the world, even including the average U.S. Team. LOL

      • Aquartertoseven

        Envy about being unknown? Well, I do love me some anonymity, celebrity status can be too much sometimes…

        We also created football. Plus Spain got knocked out, and they won the Euros, World Cup and Euros again, so literally the last 3 major tournaments in a row. And they get knocked out straight away. It’s a crazy game, that’s why it’s so fun. You don’t stop and start every 5 seconds like in American football, where there’s no momentum. Football is actually entertaining and not five hours long.

        The U.S. team is actually quite good, you’ve got Klinsmann as your manager too, he’s a legend. You should have more faith in your team, especially considering how they’re doing well. All they need to do is draw against Germany to be guaranteed a place in the last 16. Even if they lose they’ve still got a chance of getting through. Football’s weird in America, kids there, boys and girls, seem to love it, you’ve got teams and everything, you’re far more into the sport than we are, then at a certain age you stop playing it completely. It’s just odd.

      • MJ

        OK, after all this perhaps we have some common ground and can stop being asses to each other. :-) I have been slowly becoming a “football” fan over the past decade, and even watch a fair amount of the English Premeire League, which a fair amount of the games are actually available over here now on most cable and satellite tv services.

        Part of the deal of the U.S. fans of our team is that we are conditioned to expect the worst. I think a lot of fans are very nervous right now, just wondering how we are going to fuck this up. Are we going to lose by 2 to Germany, then see Ghana win by 1 over Portugal, and get frozen out. I think that is the general attitude — but I appreciate your more objectively optimistic view.

        When we blew that last minute give up goal yesterday, all I could think was: here we go again.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Despite how shit Portugal have been, they’re a solid team ordinarily, I can’t see Ghana beating them. Ronaldo alone is going to be a big obstacle to that, he’s not going to sit by and let his team fail. So as long as you don’t get thrashed by the Germans, I think you’re home free. Just form a human wall over the goal for 90 minutes and you’ll be fine!

      • Aquartertoseven

        Naivety refers more to not knowing a common truth, yet in this case no-one except Americans know or care about baseball, American football, whatever you were referring to.

        Perhaps you should consider that there are countries other than the U.S. on the planet, and that as a population, America makes up less than 5%. Crazy right? That other people exist? Perhaps you should sit down, this news may come as a shock to you.

        Wait, did you… just give me another example of your naivety?!

      • MJ

        “I’m embarrassed for your naivety”

        Yet you are the one who would not even have registered my Clippers – Donald Sterling remark…you’d have to be the only person on the planet to be naive enough not to register that.

        But yes, you are right, it occurred to me that you probably were just so lacking on current events and common knowledge that you wouldn’t register it, so I edited it out so I could simplify things for you here. Tried to throw you a bone there…

      • Aquartertoseven

        It’s good that you edited that Clippers bit out as I have no idea who they are. Some team I assume, of what sport I just don’t know (or care).

        I’m embarrassed for your naivety, you must see the world in a very innocent, child-like light if something as basic and common as demographic pandering films is something that shocks you to the point of disbelief. Then again, aren’t you the one that couldn’t understand that competition plays a part in movie earnings last week?

      • LEM

        Weren’t you banned? I would say Kevin Hart has better clout at the box office than Tom Cruise right now so it has nothing to do with the race or genre of the movies.

      • MJ

        Think Like A Man Too is a complete flop internationally (see my earlier post above). Edge made over $120M worldwide on its opening weekend, while Think Like a Man will be lucky to hit $35M. That is over a 3 to 1 box office ass-kicking of epic proportions.

        So, big fucking deal if Think Like a Man/Hart barely does better domestic business than Edge/Cruise. Hart has slightly better numbers in one country on Earth, and that is it. That’s like some moron from Kansas saying “ha ha, Tom Brady is more famous than David Beckham.”

      • LEM

        You don’t have to convince me, I saw “Edge of Tomorrow” and it was badass and I wouldn’t watch that other garbage.

      • MJ

        Got it. Thanks!

      • milo

        What a weird comparison.

        Man2 cost 24 million and made 30 its opening weekend. They don’t give a shit how it does internationally, it will make plenty of money in the USA and if it makes anything overseas that’s just gravy.

        Edge of Tomorrow cost 178M and so far has made 74.5 domestic and 293M total worldwide.

        Comparing the two at all is silly. But if you have to compare the two, one is going to make a nice profit and the other is going to probably lose money and not break even until hit hits video. And for the record it was 3 to 1 opening weekends, but 7 to one budgets.

        So how is that 195M total X-men prediction working out for you? Funny how you were bringing it up for weeks then suddenly got really quiet about it…

      • doc

        It’s not always about race. Edge of Tomorrow is a fast paced kick ass action movie (in my opinion) and Think Like a Man Too (that’s original) is just another sequel cash-grab in the same vein as Grown Ups 2 (I haven’t seen it but if the reviews are any indication, and sometimes they are, I’m probably right).

    • jack

      Yes, a new movie beat a movie that has been out for weeks. That’s pretty typical.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Not surprised

    • MJ

      Think Like A Man Too is completely flopping internationally (they aren’t even trying much, given the first movie bombed so badly internationally). Edge made over $90M internationally on its opening weekend (for a total of about $120M worldwide), while Think Like a Man will be lucky to hit $10M internationally in it’s run (so, I’d estimate about a $35M opening weekend worldwide). Edge is about ready to pass $300M worldwide.

      So this is actually a box office ass-kicking by Edge over Think in a huge way. It’s not even close, folks.

  • doc

    It’s sad when the top grossing movie of the weekend can’t even break $15 million. Damn first world problems, right?

  • MJ

    The first Think Like A Man movie performed so badly internationally, that they are only releasing this one in a handful of other countries at slower periods later this year. Considering that, what a horribly performing lead movie for a summer weekend for Think Like a Man Too. By comparison, Edge of Tomorrow topped $120M in total worldwide box office in it’s opening weekend.

    • milo

      Could someone tell us how TLAM is doing internationally? It’s so important and relevant to how the movie is doing and everybody totally cares about it, shame nobody has mentioned that.

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