A pair of comedy sequels vied for the last laugh at the weekend box office with ‘Think Like a Man Too’ edging out '22 Jump Street’ for the top spot, according to industry figures reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.
‘Think Like a Man Too,’ starring Kevin Hart, grossed $29.2 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday. It fell short of matching the gross of ‘Think Like A Man,’ which opened with $33.6 million in 2012.
Last weekend’s No. 1 film, ‘22 Jump Street,’ starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, slipped one notch to No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $27.4 million for a total of $109.9 million since opening June 13.
Animated fantasy adventure sequel ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ dropped one spot to No. 3 in its second weekend, earning $24.7 million for a total of $94.5 million since opening June 13.
Biographical music drama ‘Jersey Boys,’ directed by Clint Eastwood, debuted at No. 4 with $13.3 million.
The dark Disney fairy tale ‘Maleficent,' starring Angelina Jolie, fell two spots to No. 5 in its fourth weekend, earning $12.9 million for a total of $185.8 million since opening May 30.
FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASE
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is the fourth film in Michael Bay’s sci-fi action franchise based on the Hasbro toys. ‘Extinction,’ starring Mark Wahlberg, is about an automobile mechanic and his daughter who discover a deactivated Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, a powerful businessman and a group of scientists push the boundaries of technology beyond their control, sparking another war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES
‘300: Rise of An Empire’ is an action sequel about a general of ancient Greece leading the charge against an invasion of Persian forces led by Xerxes. Only 41 percent of reviews were positive on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film is ‘a step down from its predecessor.’ Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
‘Winter’s Tale,’ starring Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe,’ is a romantic drama about a burglar who tries to save a woman who died in his arms after he learns he has the gift of reincarnation. Only 13 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film ‘fails to fill it with characters worth rooting for or a sensible plot.’ Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.