Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?
"The Fault in Our Stars" took the top box office rankings from "Maleficent" during the weekend of Friday, June 6, thanks to earnings of $48,200,000. Like most teenage girls, sarcastic Hazel is just trying to find her place in the world. Unlike many of her peers, Hazel also has to deal with cancer. When she meets another teen patient at a support group, Hazel finds her life changing in big ways. The PG-13 rating is due to mature content, brief strong language and thematic elements.
"Edge of Tomorrow" enjoyed debut weekend profits of $29,105,000. Major Cage hasn't seen any combat, but he's forced to become part of the action when aliens attack Earth. Cage quickly dies in combat, yet he returns to the same scenario, stuck in a time loop that allows him to slowly boost his skills. The PG-13 rating is due to brief suggestive material, language and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
"Maleficent" earned $33,523,000 during the weekend, with total profits now reaching more than $127 million. Aurora grows up in a woodland cottage, aware of a mysterious presence looking over her. When she's older, Aurora has a chance to meet her enigmatic protector. However, there are secrets that Aurora must uncover, including a dark curse involving a deep sleep. The PG rating is due to frightening images and sequences of fantasy action and violence.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has seen box office proceeds of more than $189 million, including $14,700,000 during the past weekend. Wolverine travels through time to negotiate with Mystique, Magneto, Professor X and other mutants, hoping to prevent disastrous actions that will have far-reaching consequences. He soon wonder if it's even possible to alter destiny and prevent a dark future. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has a PG-13 rating for nudity, suggestive material, language and intense sci-fi action and violence.
"A Million Ways to Die in the West" earned $7,200,000 during the weekend. Since its opening, Seth MacFarlane's irreverent Western has earned more than $30 million. The Wild West is no place for the cowardly, which is why Albert is having a hard time fitting in. The humble sheep farmer doesn't have an ounce of gumption. When he meets the woman of his dreams, Albert has to toughen up. The R rating is due to strong crude and mature content, language, violence and drug material.
"Godzilla" saw profits of $5,950,000, bringing total profits to more than $185 million. After bomb specialist Ford Brody learns that his father is in trouble in Japan, he hurries to bail him out. Ford doesn't expect that he'll be pulled into the middle of an epic showdown between mutated creatures, including the intimidating and monstrous Godzilla. The PG-13 rating is due to intense sequences of creature violence, mayhem and destruction.
"Neighbors" has brought in over $137 million so far, with $5,200,000 added to the total during the weekend of June 6. Mac and Kelly are having trouble letting go of their youth, even though they have a cute baby and a nice house. Everything gets more complicated when the two meet their new neighbors. The rowdy frat house will challenge them in surprising ways. The comedy has an R rating for graphic nudity, pervasive language, strong crude and mature content and drug use.
Movies to DVD
"Non-Stop" is available on DVD on Tuesday, June 10. Air marshal Bill Marks isn't exactly at the top of his game. During a non-stop flight to London, however, a terrorist starts sending ominous texts. Bill will have to step into the role of hero, or else risk the lives of other passengers. Drug references, sensuality, some language and intense sequences of violence and action contribute to a PG-13 rating.
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" stars Chris Pine as the eponymous CIA agent. While working undercover as a stockbroker, Jack starts to notice patterns that could spell bad news for the American economy. It's up to Jack to travel to Russia and confront the malicious mastermind behind the plot. The PG-13 rating is due to violence, intense action and brief strong language.
"Alan Partridge" follows the exploits of comedian Steve Coogan's eccentric character. An arrogant DJ, Alan doesn't particularly care when his colleague's job is on the line. But his selfish choice comes back to haunt Alan when the fired worker goes on an unexpected rampage at work. "Alan Partridge" has an R rating for language, violence and nudity.
"Adult World" stars Emma Roberts as a young woman whose path towards her dreams is a little more confusing than most. Amy wants to become a famous poet, but getting there is the hard part. While she waits, she accepts a job at an adult bookstore. Mature content and drug use contribute to an R rating.