I can’t say that I didn’t see this one coming a million miles away, but 22 Jump Street definitely got the jump on the Box Office this weekend as they pulled ahead of the animated feature How to Train Your Dragon 2 and earned the top spot at the Box Office this weekend.
The comedic follow-up to 2012’s 21 Jump Street brought in an estimated $60 million over the weekend scoring big with American audiences.
I am sure that the film has helped a little bit by the start of the summer season; however, after seeing the movie, I can assure you that it really didn’t need the boost.
22 Jump Street brought in just over $20 million in the foreign market, which gives the film a worldwide gross of just over $80 million. Not too shabby to start out the summer.
Coming in second this weekend is the animated adventure How to Train Your Dragon 2. The film brought in an estimated $50 million over the weekend, falling just $10 million shy of Jump Street. The film brought in slightly more than Jump Street in the foreign market, where the Dragon brought in $26.1 million for a worldwide gross of $76.1 million.
While the film didn’t earn enough to pull out the top spot this weekend, it did however earn slightly more than its predecessor. It brought in just about $7 million more than the original film back in 2010.
Down just one spot from last week is the latest Walt Disney live-action adventure Maleficent. The villain origin story brought in an estimated $19 million over the weekend. This brings the film’s three week domestic total to an estimated $163.5 million.
Maleficent has performed significantly better in the foreign market where it has earned $272.9 million. This brings the film’s worldwide gross to over $436.4 million.
Also down one spot from the previous week is the sci-fi adventure Edge of Tomorrow. The film, which stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, brought in an estimated $16.2 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s two week domestic total to $56.6 million.
Edge of Tomorrow is another one of those films that has done substantially better in the foreign market. The film has brought in $181 million overseas, giving Edge of Tomorrow a worldwide gross of $237.6 million.
Finishing out the Top 5 at the Box Office this weekend is the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars starring Divergent actress Shailene Woodley. The film took a pretty steep drop from last week, falling over 67%. The film brought in an estimated $15.7 million over the weekend bringing the film’s two week domestic total to $81.7 million.
Unlike some of the other film’s this week, The Fault in Our Stars is not faring so well overseas. The film has brought in just under $39 million in the foreign market, bringing the film’s worldwide gross to an estimated $120.5 million.
Next week, 22 Jump Street is going to face a little competition for that top spot with the release of the latest Kevin Hart comedy Think Like a Man Too. Also being released next week is the biographical drama Jersey Boys about the rise to fame of the iconic 60’s rock group The Four Seasons.
Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
|1||22 Jump Street||$60 million||$60 million||1|
|2||How to Train Your Dragon 2||$50 million||$50 million||1|
|3||Maleficent||$19 million||$163.5 million||3|
|4||Edge of Tomorrow||$16.2 million||$56.6 million||2|
|5||The Fault in Our Stars||$15.7 million||$81.7 million||2|
|6||X-Men: Days of Future Past||$9.5 million||$205.9 million||4|
|7||Godzilla||$3.15 million||$191.3 million||5|
|8||A Million Ways to Die in the West||$3.07 million||$38.9 million||3|
|9||Neighbors||$2.5 million||$143.1 million||6|
|10||Chef||$2.3 million||$14.1 million||6|