Weekend Wrap-Up

Deuces Wild for Jump and Dragon at Weekend Box Office

By John Hamann

June 15, 2014

Those two sure do look old to be in college.

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Sixth is X-Men: Days of Future Past, a film that was able to turn a huge budget ($200 million) into a worldwide winner. In its fourth weekend, Days of Future Past turned in a $9.5 million frame, off 37% from the $15.1 million it earned last weekend. In the process, X-Men became the first summer release to get past the $200 million mark domestically (shocking given the three $90 million openers), which it did on Saturday, its 23rd day of release. While it certainly doesn’t set a speed record for getting to $200 million, it did move ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for biggest film so far this summer. The $200 million comic book flick has now earned $205.9 million on the domestic side, and has passed the $425 million mark from overseas theaters.

Seventh is Godzilla, which is winding down domestically, but is heating up in China and prepping for Japan. In North America, Godzilla earned $3,2 million and dropped 49%, in China, the big green lizard earned $10.9 million on opening day, and another $15 million on Saturday, as it works toward a $30 million plus debut in the world’s most populous country. Domestically, Godzilla has earned $191 million, and overseas, it has earned approximately $240 million against its $160 million budget. As an aside, Godzilla has now outgrossed the worldwide total of Pacific Rim, which took in $411 million worldwide.


Eighth is Seth McFarlane’s miss, A Million Ways to Die in the West. This one could have been called "a million ways to die at the box office," as it earned only $3.1 million in its third weekend of release. It drops a hurtful 58% compared to last weekend, and can only lift its domestic total to $38.9 million.

Neighbors, which had to face off against 22 Jump Street, finishes in ninth place. It earned $2.5 million and was off 53%. The $18 million Universal release has now earned $143.1 million domestically, and $230 million worldwide. Tenth is Chef, as the Jon Favreau film earns another $2.3 million, bringing its domestic tally up to $14.1 million.

Overall, thanks to a bigger top five than we’ve seen most of the summer, the top 12 films earned $183.9 million this weekend. That’s enough to keep it at least close with last year, when Man of Steel and This Is The End led the top 12 to $197 million. Next weekend brings two cases of counter-programming working against each other, as Clint Eastwood directs the musical Jersey Boys (where is the buzz?) and Screen Gems releases the sequel Think Like A Man Too.

Top Weekend Box Office for 6/13/14-6/15/14 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 22 Jump Street Sony $60,000,000 New $60,000,000
2 How To Train Your Dragon 2 Fox $50,000,000 New $50,000,000
3 Maleficent Disney $19,008,000 - 45% $163,525,000
4 Edge of Tomorrow WARNER BROS. $16,175,000 - 44% $56,649,000
5 The Fault In Our Stars Fox $15,725,000 - 67% $81,700,300
6 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $9,500,000 - 37% $205,940,200
7 Godzilla WARNER BROS. $3,155,000 - 48% $191,301,000
8 A Million Ways To Die In the West Universal $3,076,575 - 58% $36,937,195
9 Neighbors Universal $2,483,760 - 53% $143,136,725
10 Chef Open Road Films $2,150,000 - 18% $14,076,000
11 Blended WARNER BROS. $1,640,000 - 60% $40,288,000
12 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $960,000 - 51% $198,392,000
  Also Opening/Notables
  The Signal Magnolia Pictures $150,000 New $150,000
  The Rover A24 $70,000 New $70,000
  Ivory Tower Samuel Goldwyn $17,013 New $17,013
  A Coffee In Berlin Music Box Films $4,100 New $4,100
  Obvious Child A24 $145,458 + 88% $263,023
  Supermensch Radius/twc $32,211 + 53% $63,705
  Night Moves Cinedigm $50,000 + 3% $150,000
  Words And Pictures Roadside Attractions $375,000 + 33% $1,050,000
  Million Dollar Arm Disney $716,000 - 65% $33,383,000
  Belle FOX SEARCHLIGHT $510,000 - 34% $8,569,300
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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