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Mania Box Office Report: The Summer, thus Far

Think Like a Man Too Wins

By Robert T. Trate     June 23, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo

Mania Box Office Report (6-8-14)
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This weekend Maniacs, we had very little to get out and see. Well, in our genre anyway. I refer to this weekend as a catch up weekend. A weekend where I’ll see something again, X-Men: Days of Future Past, or see something I missed, Edge of Tomorrow. A weekend like this usually goes to a comedy or ends up being a second box office grab for a big title. Kevin Hart’s Think Like a Man Too won the weekend, beating out the likes of 22 Jump Street and Jersey Boys

If we look at this weekend’s “Top 10” it is hard to imagine that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out 8 weeks ago. It currently resides at the 14th spot on Box Office Mojo. Godzilla has proven to surprise a lot of people and is still in the Top 10. It has made $30 million over its budget and that is just in the US. As soon as Gareth Edwards gets his Star Wars picture done, we’ll see the “King of the Monsters” again. At 5 weeks, X-Men: Days of Future past is holding strong, but a sequel is already green lighted. The underdog for the summer is the Edge of Tomorrow. With $100 million still left to earn, the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Sci-Fi thriller has really underperformed. Which is sad, being that it is only original picture that I have mentioned. It is a based on a book, but most properties are. What’s coming up this week? Transformers 4. It’s a sad day for the movies and Sci-Fi when original films are underperforming. 

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TheStormrider 6/23/2014 8:13:13 AM

Holy hell.  They are dancing and smoking robo cigars.  It is like michael bay said I dont want to make any more of these. And when they begged him,  he snickered and said 'haha,  ill teach these idiots a lesson'.

Sanity 6/23/2014 10:01:53 AM

 Wow...I hadn't seen this T4 trailer.  This movie is going to attain the maximum level of suck.  And I had hopes that a new director might bring some sense into that franchise.  

Edge of Tomorrow was a very good movie.  It's sad to see so few people want to have to think about what they're watching or see a story they're totally unfamiliar with.  At least it wasn't something that left us expecting or wanting a sequel.


momitchell7 6/23/2014 10:09:34 AM

My family and I really enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon 2 this weekend - amazing visuals and a great story! Yes, it was definitely a catch-up weekend, which is weird since it was officially the first weekend of summer.

misterpeed 6/23/2014 10:12:40 AM

 I think the reason that Edge has fallen off the top ten rests solely on the shoulders of Cruse. More and more people just don't like him including me. I did see the film and liked it but that was despite Cruse and not because of him.

hanso 6/23/2014 10:28:07 AM

 Edge is #6 on Trate's chart tho.

Sanity 6/23/2014 10:36:40 AM

I just don't see why some people don't like Cruise as an actor.  He's great at his job.  He can play a wider range of characters than most leading actors.  And in this instance I can't imagine any better person for this role.  Maybe it has something to do with growing up in the 80's ( a little 90's) watching him in good movies, but I like the guy as an actor regardless of what his personal life may be like.  I just looked at the worldwide numbers and this movie is up to $293 mil on a $178 mil it's doing better than these domestic numbers show.  I can't agree that Cruise is the reason for lower domestic numbers.  I still think it's that this movie's target demographic is scared of something new and possibly thought provoking.

captm0rgan77 6/23/2014 2:12:01 PM

 I can tell you why I don't like him.... from my perspective, which ranges from the 80's to now, I've been watching movies all my life. I saw him splash onto the big screen in a big way and those roles weren't too demanding. Risky Business, Legend, Top Gun, Cocktail, Rain Man, Born on Fourth of July, Days of Thunder, etc. I saw these movies and loved some, liked some and hated some. But all in all the roles he played didn't make the movie. You could take another actor and replace Cruise and it would probably do the same or even make it better.

Example: Risky Business was a success due to it's racey subject matter and 80's zany situations. It appealed to all the young adults that wanted to be Joel Goodsen but couldn't. The most memorable characters for me were Booger and Guedo The Killer Pimp. Sure De Mornay was hot but memorable ... no. And Cruise? No way. Broderick stole that character type and rightfully so. If I had the choice I think 87's Cusack would have been a better pick.

Enough with Risky Business but I think I've made my point. Can you tell me that The Terminator would have been better played by someone else or Rocky, Rambo, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Captain Jack Sparrow, Ellen Ripley, John McClane, etc. now look at his roles .... Ethan Hunt? Naw ... in my opinion it would be Les Grossman.



RobertTrate 6/23/2014 3:18:26 PM

 I wrote the Funky Bunch line and grabbed the next trailer I found... imagine my horror. 

momitchell7 6/23/2014 3:56:46 PM

 Is that John Goodman's voice on that Transformer?! Oh man... this is not looking promising.

blankczech 6/23/2014 7:19:22 PM

 What movies are guaranteed financial successes?

(1) Comic Book Superhero Movies - For boys of all ages

(2) Animated Kiddie Movies & Family entertainment - Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon, Brave

(2) Young Adult Novel Adaptations e.j. Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, 

(3) Franchises  e.j. James Bond,  Fast and Furious, Expendables, Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit

(4) Trashy Comedies e.j. The Hangover, 22 Jump Street, Anchorman, Neighbors

(A) Movies that appeal to people who go to the movies (on average) almost once a  week?

(B) Movies that appeal to people who go to the theatre to see the same movie more than once?

(C) Movies for people who would rather go see a movie than stay home and watch the Super Bowl?

If you can't squeeze Edge of Tomorrow into categories 1-4 and if it doesn't appeal to the people in

Categories A-C it's unlikely that it will be a big box office success.









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