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Comedy "Think Like a Man Too" rules North America box office

English.news.cn   2014-06-23 05:23:12

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Two Sony sequels, "Think Like a Man Too" and "22 Jump Street" dominated the top two spots of North American box office this weekend.

Starred by Kevin Hart and directed by Tim Story, "Think Like a Man Too" collected 30 million U.S. dollars in ticket sales from 2, 225 locations at U.S. and Canadian theaters for the three days ending on Sunday, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

Based on Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, " the sequel, which cost 24 million dollars to produce, is about several couples back to Las Vegas for a wedding, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry. The film opened 11 percent below the 33. 6 million dollars start of 2012's "Think Like a Man."

"Think Like a Man Too" earned an A- cinemascore from first night moviegoers, but it only received 22 percent of positive critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Last week's top film, "22 Jump Street" fell 49 percent to come in at second place with an estimated 29 million dollars. Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, "22 Jump Street" surpassed the 100 million dollars milestone in North America this weekend and has grossed 111.5 million dollars in 10 days of release, which places the sequel 59 percent ahead of the 70.2 million dollars 10-day revenue of 2012's "21 Jump Street."

Together with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "22 Jump Street" became one of the only two Sony films surpassed 100 million dollars in ticket sales this year.

Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" came in third place with 25.3 million dollars, suffering a decline of 49 percent. The 3D animated family film has grossed 95.2 million dollars since it was released last week. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is currently running a slim 3 percent ahead of the 92.1 million dollars 10-day take of 2010's "How to Train Your Dragon."

Another debut, Warner Brothers' musical adaptation "Jersey Boys " took the fourth place with 13.5 million dollars from 2,905 locations. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film was adapted from the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit. The audience skewed to older people, with 71 percent of which were over the age of 50 and 84 percent over the age of 35.

Rounding out the 10 most popular films in North America this weekend, as estimated by studios, were "Maleficent" (13 million dollars), "Edge of Tomorrow" (10.3 million), "The Fault In Our Future" (8.6 million), "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" (6.2 million), "Chef" (1.8 million) and "Godzilla" (1.8 million).

Editor: yan
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