By Daniel Garris
Sony's 22 Jump Street led the way on Tuesday with $4.47 million. The action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was up 23 percent over Monday and down 39 percent from last Tuesday, as summer midweek grosses continue to gain momentum in general. 22 Jump Street topped How to Train Your Dragon 2 by $129,421 for the day. With an impressive twelve-day gross of $118.02 million, 22 Jump Street is running 59 percent ahead of the $74.34 million twelve-day take of 2012's 21 Jump Street and 11 percent behind the $132.19 million twelve-day gross of last year's World War Z.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 placed in a very close second with $4.34 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a very healthy 39 percent over Monday and down 27 percent from last Tuesday. How to Train Your Dragon 2 surpassed the $100 million domestic mark yesterday and has grossed $102.06 million in twelve days. The film is currently running nearly on par with the $101.25 million twelve-day take of 2010's How to Train Your Dragon.
Sony's Think Like a Man Too held steady in third place with $2.56 million. The Kevin Hart led ensemble comedy sequel was up only 3 percent over Monday, which easily represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases for the second straight day. Think Like a Man Too has grossed a solid $34.28 million in five days, but continues to show signs of significant front-loading thus far. The film is currently running 12 percent behind the $39.02 million five-day start of 2012's Think Like a Man.
Maleficent took in $2.32 million to continue to claim fourth. Disney's 3D fantasy blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie was up 32 percent over Monday and down an impressive 19 percent from last Tuesday. Thanks in part to continued strong holding power, Maleficent has grossed $189.94 million in 26 days and is now just $10.06 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone.
Warner's Jersey Boys rounded out Tuesday's unchanged top five with $1.93 million. The Clint Eastwood directed musical was up an encouraging 31 percent over Monday's performance. Jersey Boys has grossed $16.73 million in five days, which is in line with the film's modest pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 6 percent behind the $17.82 million five-day start of 2012's Rock of Ages.
LOS ANGELES - June 25, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," has scored 95 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, the year's highest score to date. Michael Bay's latest sci-fi action adventure is outselling all previous "Transformers" movies at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle, and is pacing similarly to "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Godzilla" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Currently, the film represents 96% of Fandango's weekend ticket sales and is poised for the year's top opening at the box office to date.
According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Transformers" ticket-buyers on Fandango:
92% have seen previous "Transformers" movies on the big screen;
83% are fans of director Michael Bay;
76% say the addition of Mark Wahlberg increased their interest in the movie;
75% claim the Dinobots made them more excited to see it;
66% picked Grimlock as the Dinobot they most wanted to see;
54% picked Optimus Prime as their favorite Autobot, while 41% picked Bumblebee.
On Fandango's weekly movie recommendation show, "Weekend Ticket," guest host Tiffany Smith catches up with "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg. "It came with a great script, but Michael Bay encouraged me to come up with stuff during the rehearsal process," recalls Wahlberg. "He said, what would you say here, what would you say there, and the digs and insults flowed pretty naturally from me!" The full episode can be found at http://www.fandango.com/WeekendTicket.
Fandango has launched an inside peek at what makes a giant robot tick in "The Anatomy of a Transformer." Kansas City-based graphic artist Rachel Ignotofsky deconstructs the Autobot design for Fandango - revealing all the details from its intergalactic helmet to its fuzzy dice at http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/infographic-the-anatomy-of-a-transformer-748062.
About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.
By Alex Edghill
Wednesday Morning Update: Transformers: Age Of Extinction finished Tuesday with 37,577 tweets, up 32% from Monday's 28,545 tweets. By comparison, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon had just 8,730 tweets three days before its release (which was a Sunday). It also stacks up well to other recent blockbusters (Amazing Spider-Man 2 - 24,259, X-Men: Days OF Future Past - 30,575, and Godzilla - 34,782). In fact, it is tracking ahead of all $90 million+ openers this year except for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (55,561 tweets) and the latter opened in way more territories long before its US release which gave it a hefty social media boost. My money is on this being the biggest opener on the year thus far given these signs.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again ended up with just over 22,000 tweets on the day thanks to its viral campaign. Strong returns for their efforts in my books and while it might not have been on par with a few others in the past (Paranormal comes to mind) it was still good at stirring up interest for the second trailer. Word to the execs (yea they all read my column I'm 'sure' *eyeroll*), perhaps next time try centering the campaign around an element not as integral as a trailer, maybe to unlock original video not linked to the movie but that adds to the anticipation. Inception comes to mind when they released the comic before which was a precursor. Reason is that trailers are going to get a lot of hoopla anyway, yes this one got more than if there had been no campaign but if you tie it to a non-traditional pre-release elements (i.e not a trailer, poster or film clip) then its extra bang for your buck. My two cents about it at any rate.
Top 15 Movies for Tuesday June 24th
|1 (+3)||22 Jump Street||36,320||240,010||276,330||560.82%|
|2 (-1)||The Fault in Our Stars||63,295||60,185||123,480||-4.91%|
|3 (+2)||Transformers: Age of Extinction||28,545||37,577||66,122||31.64%|
|5 (+1)||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)||22,016||22,240||44,256||1.02%|
|6 (-4)||Think Like a Man Too||41,370||22,100||63,470||-46.58%|
|7 (-)||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1||19,532||19,261||38,793||-1.39%|
|8 (-)||How to Train Your Dragon 2||11,470||8,654||20,124||-24.55%|
|9 (+2)||If I Stay||6,184||6,814||12,998||10.19%|
|10 (+2)||Edge of Tomorrow||5,285||4,364||9,649||-17.43%|
|12 (+1)||X-Men: Days of Future Past||5,223||4,088||9,311||-21.73%|
|13 (+1)||The Purge: Anarchy||5,188||4,071||9,259||-21.53%|
|14 (-5)||Guardians of the Galaxy||9,349||3,828||13,177||-59.05%|
|15 (+3)||Avengers: Age of Ultron||2,158||2,780||4,938||28.82%|
By Daniel Garris
After placing in a very close second over the weekend, Sony's 22 Jump Street led the way on Monday with $3.64 million. The action comedy sequel starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was down 50 percent from Sunday and down 47 percent from last Monday. With summer midweek grosses now kicking into full gear and Sunday's grosses being a bit deflated from the World Cup match between the United States and Portugal, daily holds were strong in general on Monday. 22 Jump Street has grossed an impressive $113.55 million through eleven days of release. That places the film 57 percent ahead of the $72.14 million eleven-day take of 2012's 21 Jump Street and 11 percent behind the $128.08 million eleven-day gross of last year's World War Z.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 claimed second with $3.12 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation fell 55 percent from Sunday and a very respectable 38 percent from last Monday. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed $97.72 million in eleven days and is set to surpass the $100 million domestic milestone today. The film is currently running nearly on par with the $97.42 million eleven-day take of 2010's How to Train Your Dragon.
Sony's Think Like a Man Too placed in third with $2.48 million. The Kevin Hart led ensemble comedy sequel fell 63 percent from Sunday, which easily represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. That isn't a good early sign for the film going forward. With that said, Think Like a Man Too has grossed a solid $31.72 million in four days (especially with its modest price tag in mind). Think Like a Man Too is currently running 13 percent behind the $36.39 million four-day start of 2012's Think Like a Man.
Maleficent placed in fourth with $1.75 million. Disney's 3D fantasy blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie was down 52 percent from Sunday and down a very healthy 23 percent from last Monday. Thanks in part to continued strong holding power, Maleficent has grossed $187.63 million in 25 days and is now just $12.37 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone.
Warner's Jersey Boys rounded out Monday's top five with $1.47 million. The Clint Eastwood directed musical was down 57 percent from Sunday's performance. Jersey Boys has grossed $14.79 million in four days, which is in line with the film's modest pre-release expectations. Jersey Boys is currently running 8 percent behind the $16.03 million four-day start of 2012's Rock of Ages.
Fox's The Fault in Our Stars followed closely behind in sixth with $1.43 million. In the process, the low-budget drama starring Shailene Woodley surpassed the $100 million domestic milestone on Monday. The 18-day total for The Fault in Our Stars stands at $100.13 million. The film continues to perform relatively stronger on weekdays, as it was down just 36 percent from Sunday and 38 percent from last Monday.
By Alex Edghill
Tuesday Morning Update: The Transformers franchise returns this upcoming weekend with its 4th entry. Michael Bay had said he was done with the series but let's face it, no director is going to walk away from a potential sequel to a film which made over a billion worldwide. An all new human cast has been employed here, led by Mark Wahlberg who, unlike Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel before, actual does have a significant box office draw all on his own. The film should appeal to a very wide demographic with Wahlberg perhaps helping to bring in more older adults than past entries. It accounted for 28,545 tweets on Monday, up over 60% from its Sunday's returns. By comparison, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon had just 7,881 tweets four days before its release (keep in mind that was a Wednesday release though). I like the big bump here versus the last in the series which is usually a strong sign for its opening potential if nothing else. We have yet to have a film open to above $100 million for the year but this has a strong chance of ending the wait on the weekend based on its early showing.
The other big news on the day was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which launched a viral campaign on the day and saw its tweet-count rise to over 22,000. Today it is also reaping the benefits of the campaign as it is on target to also surpass 20,000. Its a long ways from the 58k of the first trailer commanded but considering that second trailers often see hefty declines even in excess of this I would say the marketing campaign is a win here. At the very least props for originality and going out of its way to appeal to its fan-base and get them to help promote the film.
Top 15 Movies for Monday June 23rd
|1 (-)||The Fault in Our Stars||76,645||63,295||-17.42%|
|2 (-)||Think Like a Man Too||73,379||41,370||-43.62%|
|4 (-1)||22 Jump Street||48,719||36,320||-25.45%|
|5 (+1)||Transformers: Age of Extinction||17,087||28,545||67.06%|
|6 (+26)||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)||534||22,016||4022.85%|
|7 (+1)||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1||9,575||19,532||103.99%|
|8 (-1)||How to Train Your Dragon 2||10,738||11,470||6.82%|
|9 (+1)||Guardians of the Galaxy||5,732||9,349||63.10%|
|11 (+1)||If I Stay||4,477||6,184||38.13%|
|12 (-7)||Edge of Tomorrow||19,381||5,285||-72.73%|
|13 (-2)||X-Men: Days of Future Past||4,999||5,223||4.48%|
|14 (+4)||The Purge: Anarchy||1,381||5,188||275.67%|
|15 (-)||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||1,695||2,805||65.49%|