- Two major summer sequels premiered at the movies this weekend, but according to BoxOfficeMojo, 22 Jump Street with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill came out on top with a $60 Million opening weekend. Also, I realized this when I was cobbling the title together, but there’s a disturbing amount of numbers-based movie titles this week. Which brings me to…
- How To Train Your Dragon 2, which debuted at number two with $50 Million. Apparently, some people are calling this a bit of a disappointment, even though that movie just made more money in two days than most people see in their whole lives. Anyway, can we just talk about how confusing it is having to talk about which movie is #1 and which movie is #2, when both movies have the number 2 in their title? And 22 Jump Street has two times the number of twos in its title! It’s like an Abbott and Costello routine for math nerds.
- Maleficent continues to play the long game, coming in third place with $19 Million. For the record, we finally went to see it this weekend. AMAZING EXPERIENCE. The movie was so f*cking awesome, and we got to see it at one of those VIP theatres where they bring food and drinks to your massive-ass seat. If you’ve never seen Maleficent in a theatre while eating a brownie sundae, you’re missing out.
- Edge of Tomorrow had a relatively small slide down this week, taking in $16.1 Million. As we said last week, it’s doing some amazing numbers overseas, which officially puts it square in the “success!” category, so fans of Tom Cruise jump-n-shoot movies need not worry.
- Comparatively, The Fault In Our Stars took a steep dive down to fifth place $15.7 Million. Just to put into perspective what an absolute money-printer movie is, consider this: The movie took a 67.2% dive in its second week, and it still made more than its budget back this weekend. CRAZINESS.
June 16, 2014