Top 10 movies and the weekend box office (06/22/14)Loading
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    TOP 10 MOVIES AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

    The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

    Overall business at the multiplexes was down considerably. "Think Like a Man Too" and "Jersey Boys" pale in comparison to the openings on the same frame last year, when "Monsters University" and "World War Z" led a weekend gross 38 percent higher.

    But this weekend belonged to Sony, which occupied the top two spots. Last summer was rockier for the studio, with disappointments like "After Earth" and "White House Down." Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony, called the chart-topping weekend "a call for celebration."

    Read the whole story here.

    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.

    Text by The Associated Press and Los Angeles Times

    Matt Kennedy
  • 1200290 - THINK LIKE A MAN TOO
    1. "Think Like a Man Too," $30 million.

    The Kevin Hart sequel "Think Like a Man Too" narrowly edged out holdovers from last week, "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2," earning $30 million at a slow weekend at the box office.

    Matt Kennedy
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    2. "22 Jump Street," $29 million ($14.5 million international).

    Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony, said "22 Jump Street," which made $29 million this weekend and a total of $38.2 million overseas (a large amount for a comedy), will become one of the biggest R-rated comedies ever worldwide.

    Glen Wilson
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2
    3. "How To Train Your Dragon 2," $25.3 million ($43.5 million international).

    The DreamWorks animated film "How to Train Your Dragon 2" slid to third with $25.3 million.

  • JERSEY BOYS
    4. "Jersey Boys," $13.5 million ($1.6 million international).

    "Jersey Boys," while made for a relatively little $40 million, performed weakly despite the broad popularity of the musical, which toured. While Eastwood's prestige attracted many moviegoers, the R-rated film didn't feature stars aside from Christopher Walken and drew mixed reviews. It performed similarly to jukebox musical "Rock of Ages," which opened with $14.4 million in summer 2012.

    Keith Bernstein
  • MALEFICENT
    5. "Maleficent," $13 million ($44.7 million international).

    A retelling of the classic "Sleeping Beauty" tale from the perspective of the villainess Maleficent, who suffered a betrayal that turned her once-pure heart to stone. With Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley. Written by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Stromberg.

    Frank Connor
  • ALL YOU NEED IS KILL
    6. "Edge of Tomorrow," $13.3 million ($21.5 million international).

    During an alien invasion in the near future, an inexperienced soldier is dropped into battle and promptly killed, only to wake up in a time loop and relive the battle over and over again, inching closer to victory each time. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Directed by Doug Liman.

    David James
  • A Fault In Our Stars
    7. "The Fault in Our Stars," $8.6 million ($20 million international).

    Two teenagers meet and fall in love at a cancer support group in this adaptation of the novel by John Green. With Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by Josh Boone.

    James Bridges
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
    8. "X-Men: Days of Future Past," $6.4 million ($11.3 million international).

    The mutant superheroes known as the X-Men join forces with their younger selves from the past to change a major historical event in hopes of saving the future. With Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Written by Simon Kinberg. Directed by Bryan Singer.

    Photo: Alan Markfield
  • Chef
    9. "Chef," $1.8 million.

    Having quit his job at a prominent restaurant over refusing to compromise his creative integrity, a chef teams with his ex-wife and son to start his own food truck. With Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Written and directed by Favreau.

    Merrick Morton
  • GODZILLA
    10. "Godzilla," $1.8 million ($15 million international).

    The titanic monster Godzilla rises to restore balance to the natural order as humanity stands defenseless in this reboot of the famous kaiju franchise. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Written by Max Borenstein. Directed by Garteh Edwards.

    Kimberley French
  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
    THE FINAL TAKE

    The box office will get a boost next weekend when Paramount's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" opens. The film, the fourth in the franchise and featuring a revamped cast led by Mark Wahlberg, is expected to be one of the summer's biggest grossers.

    More on "Think Like a Man Too": Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, attributed the success of "Think Like a Man Too" to the draw of Hart, even in an ensemble. Following "Ride Along" and "About Last Night," the movie marks the comedian's third film to open with $25 million or more this year.

    "He's a bona fide movie star," Dergarabedian said. "He's versatile, he's so well liked and he's super funny. Talking about what actors are bankable and consistent, he's right there in that group."

    Photo credit: Andrew Cooper | Andrew Cooper
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