This isn’t too much of a surprise but Think Like a Man Too owned the box office this weekend. Although 22 Jump Street made for an impressive opening by doubling Channing Tatum’s expectations with a $57 million dollar opening, they couldn’t hold on to its number one spot for the second week in a row. Think Like a Man Too was a strong force to reckon with and grabbed the top position with $30 million.
Think Like a Man Too is about a group of coupled guys and gals that are in Las Vegas for a weekend. Despite booking a romantic weekend, hijinks ensue, which threaten to ruin the big wedding. In addition to Kevin Hart, the film also stars Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Jenkins, Jennifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
While Think Like a Man Too didn’t make what it was projected to bring in (execs had the Vegas sequel at $35 mill) it still won out in the end and is considered a success. This should make Taye Diggs happy since the actor said the chances of having another Black Holiday film rested on the shoulders of Think Like a Man Too’s success. The Steve Harvey-inspired ensemble comedy sequel didn’t match the 2012 film, which opened with $33.6 million, but then again it cost $24 million to make the Sony film.
Sony execs are already predicting that with a nice critics score and an already promising opening weekend, that Think Like a Man Too is pretty much a success, which means Kevin Hart, at 5’2, is quickly becoming a very reliable lead for a slew of comedic films.
Unfortunately director Clint Eastwood didn’t have the same successful weekend that Kevin Hart and Channing Tatum did. His Jersey Boys adaptation opened in fourth place right behind How to Train Your Dragon 2. The Broadway to film adaptation raked in$13.5 million on a large budget of $40 million. With those numbers its safe to say you should rush to the theaters to see this one because it’s not going to be in the theaters for much longer, even though the film is extremely well made and very entertaining.
Personally this isn’t the right quarter for Jersey Boys. It feels like it’s trying to be an Oscar film, and as we know those films don’t start hitting until late July/August. It seems like Jersey Boys just got lost in the hype of loud blockbuster season.
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