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June 23, 2014

'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys' with $30M

NEW YORK (AP) — The Las Vegas ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man Too” topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood’s new Four Seasons musical “Jersey Boys.”

The Kevin Hart sequel “Think Like a Man Too” narrowly edged out “22 Jump Street,” which earned $29 million in its second week of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The DreamWorks animated film “How to Train Your Dragon 2” slid to third with $25.3 million.

The top three films are all sequels that moved into the big box-office summer season following surprise hit originals released in the springtime.

Moving into summer’s bigger competition actually diminished Sony Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man Too.” The first film, also directed by Tim Story and starring mostly the same ensemble led by Hart, opened with $33.6 million in April 2012.

Warner Bros.’ “Jersey Boys,” Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical about Frankie Valli’s group, opened in fourth with $13.5 million. The film drew an overwhelmingly older audience, with 71 percent of its moviegoers over the age of 50.

Overall business at the multiplexes was down considerably. “Think Like a Man Too” and “Jersey Boys” pale in comparison to the openings on the same frame last year, when “Monsters University” and “World War Z” led a weekend gross 38 percent higher.

The box office will get a boost next weekend when Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” opens. The film, the fourth in the franchise and featuring a revamped cast led by Mark Wahlberg, is expected to be one of the summer’s biggest grossers.

1. “Think Like a Man Too,” $30 million.

2. “22 Jump Street,” $29 million ($14.5 million international).

3. “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” $25.3 million ($43.5 million international).

4. “Jersey Boys,” $13.5 million ($1.6 million international).

5. “Maleficent,” $13 million ($44.7 million international).

6. “Edge of Tomorrow,” $13.3 million ($21.5 million international).

7. “The Fault in Our Stars,” $8.6 million ($20 million international).

8. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” $6.4 million ($11.3 million international).

9. “Chef,” $1.8 million.

10. “Godzilla,” $1.8 million ($15 million international).

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