Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?

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June 23rd, 2014

“Think Like a Man Too” took top honors at the box office during the weekend of Friday, June 20, with earnings of $30 million. Michael and Candace have decided to say "I do" in Las Vegas, promising a good time. Their wild Vegas weekend will include some big surprises for all their guests, especially after the men and the women divide up to conquer Sin City. “Think Like a Man Too” has a PG-13 rating for crude mature content that includes references, language, drug material and partial nudity.

“Jersey Boys” debuted with $13,515,000. Before he became renowned for having the most distinctive singing voice of his generation, Frankie Valli was a struggling musician hoping for a big break. His singing group, The Four Seasons, enjoys a meteoric rise to fame that still includes some rocky moments. The R rating is due to language throughout.

Continuing Films

“22 Jump Street” saw box office profits of $29 million, bringing overall proceeds to more than $111 million. Hearing that a dangerous drug is making the rounds of a local college, the police force sends Jenko and Schmidt to pose as students and investigate the problem. The pair soon get a little too involved in their roles as students. The R rating is because of language, mature content, some violence, nudity and drug material.

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” has made over $95 million so far, including $25,300,000 this weekend. Hiccup and Toothless no longer hide their friendship, instead running free in a world where Vikings and dragons get along. But an ominous figure has plans that could endanger dragons, meaning that Hiccup must draw on inner strength he didn't know he had. The PG rating is due to action adventure and mild rude humor.

“Maleficent” saw profits of $13,012,000, with total earnings now reaching more than $185 million. Maleficent once guarded over her realm of magical beings, always attentive with her caring heart and powerful wings. But a betrayal from a human leaves Maleficent cold. She turns off her trusting side and instead only wishes to seek revenge against the human kingdom. The PG rating is due to frightening images and sequences of fantasy action and violence.

“Edge of Tomorrow” earned $10,340,000 during the weekend of June 20. Since its debut, the film has seen profits of over $74 million. When William Cage finds himself caught in a time loop, battling against alien invaders on seemingly unending repeat, he recruits the help of a more talented soldier. William and Rita could crack the secret of victory, but it may come at a cost. “Edge of Tomorrow” has a PG-13 rating for language, brief suggestive material and intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

“The Fault in Our Stars” brought total profits past the $98 million mark with earnings of $8,600,000. Hazel and Gus meet at a cancer support group and fall in love, but Hazel's worries about her diagnosis prevent the two from having the typical carefree teen romance. When Gus plans a visit to meet Hazel's favorite author, big complications will arise. Thematic elements, mature content and brief strong language contribute to a PG-13 rating.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” saw $6,200,000 in weekend profits. In total, box office profits reach more than $216 million. Wolverine travels back in time to try to prevent a crisis from threatening mutants and the humans who support them. He has his work cut out for him as he attempts to negotiate with the younger versions of Magneto, Mystique and Professor X. The PG-13 rating is due to nudity, suggestive material, language and intense sci-fi action and violence.

Movies to DVD

“300: Rise of an Empire” arrives on DVD on Tuesday, June 24. Themistocles takes to the seas to fight back against the encroaching Persian forces. As the battle rages, Themistocles must come face to face with Artemisia, the blood-thirsty and ruthless Persian commander. With two vicious warriors, the outcome of the battle is anyone's game. The R rating is due to sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence, mature content, nudity and some language.

“Winter’s Tale” tells a love story so epic that it spans time. A thief accidentally runs across the ailing lady of the house and falls madly in love with the girl's heart and spirit. Her poor health and his risky choices come between their burgeoning romance. “Winter’s Tale” has a PG-13 rating for violence and sensuality.

“Enemy” stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a solitary history professor who learns that he has a doppelganger in the world. As he sets out on a quest to meet this double, the professor's world starts to come apart at the seams, leaving those around him worrying for his sanity. “Enemy” has an R rating for mature content, graphic nudity and language.