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6/16/2014 (2 years ago)

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World Cup, Stanley Cup didn't keep moviegoers from theaters this past weekend

In spite of the World Cup and the Stanley Cup finals dominating TV airwaves this past weekend, it didn't keep film fans from heading to the theaters in droves. The nation's pick for top flick? The rowdy cop comedy "22 Jump Street," which grossed an impressive $60 million its opening weekend.

The comically inept cop comedy duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in '22 Jump Street' turned in the second-highest-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated comedy.

The comically inept cop comedy duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in "22 Jump Street" turned in the second-highest-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated comedy.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/16/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: 22 Jump Street, box office, movies, Dragon


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The sequel's take was considerably more than the original which grossed $36.3 million in 2012. The comically inept cop comedy duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum turned in the second-highest-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated comedy, ranking just below "Hangover II" at $85.9 million, but besting both "Ted" at $54 million and "Sex and the City" a $57 million.

The animated children's film "How to Train Your Dragon 2" fared well, with an estimated $50 million opener, 14 percent above the original's opening gross of $43.7 million from 2010. Wining strong reviews, "Dragon" is expected to be a longtime summer movie mainstay with families.

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Another film fantasy, "Maleficent" only fell 45 percent despite the arrival of the dragons. The re-imagined version of "Sleeping Beauty" was soft with critics but resonated with moviegoers, with a three-week cumulative of $163.5 million. "Maleficent" even topped last weekend's two debuts, out-grossing the Tom Cruise-starrer "Edge of Tomorrow," which lost only 44 percent of its traffic in its sophomore session, coming in at an estimated $16 million.

Last weekend's top earner, "The Fault in Our Stars," which saw its ticket sales drop by 67 percent. It earned an estimated $15.7 million for a 10-day total of $81.7 million.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" landed outside of the top five this weekend. Shed no tears, as this venerable superhero saga added an additional $9.5 million, surpassing the $200 million mark.

There was a downside to the box office take this past weekend. In spite of being only the fourth time the box office has had two films grossing more than $50 million in their debuts, the overall yield was down seven percent.
 
Here is how your top ten movies stacked up last weekend.

1. "22 Jump Street" - $60 million

2. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" - $50 million

3. "Maleficent" - $19 million

4. "Edge of Tomorrow" - $16 million

5. "The Fault in Our Stars" - $15.7 million

6. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - $9.5 million

7. "Godzilla" - $3 million

8. "A Million Ways to Die in the West" - $3 million

9. "Neighbors" - $2 million

10. "Chef" - $2 million

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find-even within the huge cities of the world-opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



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