Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?
"22 Jump Street" jumped to the top of box office rankings, earning $60 million during the weekend of Friday, June 13. Jenko and Schmidt continue to be loose cannons, now assigned to an undercover job at a college with a dangerous drug making the rounds. Jenko connects with the football team, while Schmidt makes friends with artsy students, resulting in some tension between the duo. "22 Jump Street" has an R rating for language, mature content, brief nudity, drug material and some violence.
"How to Train Your Dragon 2" earned $50 million during its debut weekend in theaters. Hiccup has successfully created harmony between the Vikings and the dragons. However, this doesn't mean that peace will come at any easy price. An evil schemer has dangerous plans for the dragons, and a mysterious person from Hiccup's past could offer the only solution. The family-friendly film has a PG rating for action adventure and mild rude humor.
"Maleficent" added $19,008,000 to overall box office profits, which now reach more than $163 million. Growing up, young fairy Maleficent watches over her realm with a caring heart. A young human manages to win her trust, but his betrayal will come at a great cost to both kingdoms. Vowing her vengeance, Maleficent sets out to curse the newborn princess. The PG rating is due to sequences of fantasy action and violence, and to frightening images.
"Edge of Tomorrow" earned $16,175,000 over the weekend, bringing total profits to more than $56 million. After perishing in battle, William Cage finds himself reliving the experience over and over again, caught in a time loop. Although he's initially bewildered by his predicament, William eventually recruits the help of a more seasoned fighter and starts honing his skills as a warrior. "Edge of Tomorrow" has a PG-13 rating for brief suggestive material, language and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
"The Fault in Our Stars" saw weekend profits of $15,725,000. Since its debut, the romantic drama has earned over $81 million. Gus hasn't let his brush with cancer prevent him from living life. When he meets Hazel, the two feel a connection. After Hazel shares her favorite novel with Gus, he plans a journey to meet the elusive author, but fate may have other plans. The PG-13 rating is due to thematic elements, brief strong language and some mature content.
Thanks to weekend profits of $9,500,000, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" surpassed the $205 million mark. Kitty Pryde is able to send other mutants back through time. Only Wolverine is resilient enough to survive the difficult process. He finds himself back in the 1970s, where his task is to free Magneto and negotiate with Mystique to prevent a dark future. Suggestive material, nudity, language and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence contribute to a PG-13 rating.
"Godzilla" earned $3,155,000 during the weekend of June 13, with profits reaching over $191 million. Ford Brody lost his mother to unexplained phenomena. Now, he has a family of his own and a thriving job as a military bomb specialist, but the past is going to come back to haunt him. Giant monsters face off in a terrifying showdown. The PG-13 rating is due to sequences of mayhem, destruction and creature violence.
Movies to DVD
"The Lego Movie" is available on DVD on Tuesday, June 17. Emmet Brickowski is one contented citizen, never really questioning his role as a cog in the machine. When he discovers that he just might be a revolutionary figure, destined to change the world, Emmet has to learn how to be a hero … and fast. The film's PG rating is due to mild action and rude humor.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is Wes Anderson's atmospheric comedy about Gustave H, a concierge who takes his job very seriously. After a client dies unexpectedly and the authorities figure out a connection to Gustave, he must rely on the help of a young lobby boy to fix the mess. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has an R rating for language, violence and mature content.
"Walk of Shame" stars Elizabeth Banks as a reporter who has one shot at a career-making interview. The morning of the big day finds Meghan at a stranger's home, stranded without her essentials. Determined to make her ambitions a reality, Meghan sets out on a wild journey. The film's R rating is due to language and mature content.
In "Joe," an ex-con who's hiding from the world strikes up an alliance with a teenage boy who has nobody else. When the boy seeks out the older man's help, it could bring a world of trouble for them both. The ex-con must make tough decisions. "Joe" has an R rating for violence, disturbing material, language and strong mature content.