Monday, 16 June 2014

US Box Office Top 10: 16th June 2014

This week Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's comedy sequel 22 Jump Street debuted big at the US Box Office pulling in roughly $60 million. The film had a budget of around $50 million meaning the film is already well on its way to making a profit for Columbia Pictures and MGM. This news will also be a relief to Warner Bros. who have publicly shown doubt over Tatum's upcoming sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending, most recently pushing the movie from a release this Summer to February 2015. However, even with this success it still seems unlikely that Tatum will have the power to make back that film's $150 million budget.

Meanwhile, the next biggest new entry was Dreamwork Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 which debuted at number two with $50 million made over the weekend. While this is by no means an awful debut, it is disappointing for the studio, as the film opened in more theatres than Jump Street and had a wider audience. However, this debut is slightly higher than that of the first movie in the series, which made about $43 million when it opened back in March 2010. Additionally as the end of school fast approaches for children across the country, the movie may be able to sustain an audience for an extended amount of time in the Summer.

Behind these two new entries are Maleficient and Edge of Tomorrow which made $19 million and $16 million respectively, meaning last week's number one - The Fault in Our Stars - is pushed far down to number five with a relatively unhealthy drop of 67%. While this drop seems like a bad sign for the longevity of the film's Box Office performance, the film is already a huge success making $81 million in the USA alone with a budget of just $12 million. The same cannot be said for Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow which has made $56 million in the USA, with a huge budget of $178 million yet to be remade.

Here's the Top 10 in full:

1. (-) 22 Jump Street - $60 million
2. (-) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - $50 million
3. (2) Maleficient - $19 million
4. (3) Edge of Tomorrow - $16.1 million
5. (1) The Fault in Our Stars - $15.7 million
6. (4) X-men: Days of Future Past - $9.5 million
7. (6) Godzilla - $3.1 million
8. (5) A Million Ways to Die in the West - $3.0 million
9. (7) Neighbours - $2.4 million
10. (9) Chef - $2.2 million


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