BOX OFFICE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Can't Slither Past 22 JUMP STREET

Friday's North American box office numbers are in and 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2 are having very strong debuts. Hit the jump to check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 6/13/2014

Aw poo, How to Drain Your Dragon 2 couldn't whizz past 22 Jump Street to number one, but it will be number two. Actually both sequels are outperforming their originals. 21 Jump Street in March of 2012 with $36.3M while its sequel expected to complete this weekend with $62M, while How to Train Your Dragon opened with $43.7M and its sequel is on pace for $52M. Not too shabby. Audiences seem quite pleased with both films as 22 Jump Street has earned an 'A-' Cinemascore and How to Train Your Dragon has received an 'A' Cinemascore.

In the world of films we at comicbookmovie.com actually care about, Godzilla could end up with the dubious distinction of being the first film to open with $90M or more in its first weekend and not reach $200M. Congrats? The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has now been in theaters for seven weeks and still won't reach $200M. Better luck next week. On the otherhand, 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past will top the $200M mark in its fourth week. Woot, woot! Party at Bryan Singer's house! There will be no party for A-list Scientologist Tom Cruise this weekend. Edge of Tomorrow has been showered with praise from critics and moviegoers but the word-of-mouth just wasn't strong enough to lift the film from an underwhelming fifth ($16M) place finish. On a positive note: Edge of Tomorrow only dropped 46% in its second weekend while last week's box office champ, The Fault In Our Stars, had a cancerous drop of 61% with $18.5M.

 

1). 22 Jump Street (SONY), 3,306theaters / $24M Fri.
3-day estimated cume: $61.7M to $62M / Wk 1

2). How to Train Your Dragon 2 (FOX), 4,253 theaters / $18.1M to $18.5M Fri.
3-day cume: $50.8M to $53M / Wk 1

3). Maleficent (DIS), 3,623 theaters (-325) / $5.9M Fri.
3-day cume: $19M (-42%) / Total expected cume: $164.5M / Wk 3

4). The Fault In Our Stars (FOX), 3,273 theaters (+100) / $6.4M to $6.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $18.5M to $19M (-61%) / Total cume: $84.5M / Wk 2

5). Edge of Tomorrow (WB), 3,505 theaters (+15) / $4.2M to $4.5M Fri.
3-day cume: $15.6M to $16M (-46%) / Total cume: $56.5M / Wk 2

6). X-Men: Days of Future Past (FOX), 3,042 theaters (-597) / $2.6M Fri.
3-day cume: $9M+ (-39%) / Total cume: $205.7M / Wk 4

7). Godzilla (WB), 2,088  theaters (-1,022) / $962K Fri.
3-day cume: $3.3M (-46%) / Total cume: $191.4M / Wk 5

8). A Million Ways to Die in the West (UNI), 2,413 theaters (-747) / $950K Fri.
3-day cume: $3M (-59%) / Total cume: $36.9M / Wk 3

9). Neighbors (UNI), 1,896 theaters (-778) / $805K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.5M (-53%) / Total cume: $143.2M / Wk 6

10). Chef (OPRD), 1,102 theaters (-196) / $583K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.1M (-19%) / Total cume: $13.9M / Wk 6


It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, and Djimon Hounsou. It's set for release on June 13, 2014
Source: Deadline
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MightyZeus - 6/13/2014, 10:34 PM
Damn, that's sad.
MarvelWeiner - 6/13/2014, 10:43 PM
Edge of tomorrow got it's ass beat, what a shame...
tonytony - 6/13/2014, 10:53 PM
Edge of tomorrow was a great movie shame about rexult. Maybe that money would have been better spent on a fladh or wonder woman movie
loki668 - 6/13/2014, 10:53 PM
Maybe they should combine some of these films to maximize profits? Like so:

"How To Train Your Godzilla To Jump Street From The Edge Of Tomorrow And Land On The Amazing Spiderman Which Had A Fault In Our Stars 2"
Humperdink - 6/13/2014, 10:55 PM
@MightyZeus

The first Jump Street and Train Your Dragon weren't bad films, and neither are the sequels. Both were actually a lot of fun. The sequels look to be of the same quality. Even the reviews are good for both of them.

It's really just two good films competing with each other. I can't say I'm sad to see either make it to the top spot.
Shroombeast - 6/13/2014, 11:00 PM
In slightly related news, Godzilla seems to be crushing the Chinese box office.
113 - 6/13/2014, 11:10 PM
I have so many movies to see, so little dough.
Battabing - 6/13/2014, 11:29 PM
God, I hate Jay Baruchel's voice. Regardless, I've heard great things about Dragons.
CaptainKronos - 6/13/2014, 11:32 PM
Sad that our society decade after decade buys into so called comedies like 22 Jump Street.

10 years ago it was Ferrell, Sandler, Schneider, Eddie Murphy as fat black women and Jack Black putting out bad movies that made big bucks off of dumbasses.

20 years ago it was Jim Carrey, Martin Lawrence, Sandler. Mike Myers dishing some shit and making millions.
Ryguy88 - 6/13/2014, 11:47 PM
Yes DIAMONDZ!
pesmerga44 - 6/13/2014, 11:55 PM
I loved the first HTTYD I actually found it to be a better film then Toy Story 3. The flying scenes in the movie were absolutely gorgeous and beautiful that even watching on a t.v. you still feel the flying. So I am real excited to see the 2nd one.
UltimateHunt - 6/14/2014, 12:00 AM
22 Jump Street was great. Love to see Jimmy Tautro, and how they acknowledge the 'sequel' so much. Hot to train ur Dragon, I want to see it.
loki668 - 6/14/2014, 12:07 AM
@DIAMONDZ

That was a very succinct response!
gurugeorge - 6/14/2014, 1:05 AM
I hope Edge of Tomorrow does better eventually, it's a damn solid s-f action movie.
mgeoff88 - 6/14/2014, 1:12 AM
I still haven't seen 21 Jump Street. I actually DVR'd it recently though.

I'll check it out later today.
Equivocal - 6/14/2014, 1:15 AM
what this guys said:






NeoBaggins - 6/14/2014, 1:33 AM
Damn. THIS tho

NeoBaggins - 6/14/2014, 1:35 AM
captainireland - 6/14/2014, 1:43 AM
Kinda surprised given How to Train Your Dragon's family appeal. I don't understand how 22 Jump Street has such an insanely high approval rating. It was alright but it rehashed basically the same plot as 21 Jump Street. Ice Cube was its main saving grace.

http://davecsimpson.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/22-jump-street-review/
ArmGunar - 6/14/2014, 2:01 AM
Great to see both films doing well :)

22 Jump Street is stronger but Rated so it will fall quickly compared to a Animation Film ^^
AgentZero - 6/14/2014, 2:14 AM
"Woot, woot! Party at Bryan Singer's house!"

Lol you can always count on Nails to deliver these awesome quips
Rod1043 - 6/14/2014, 2:36 AM
Godzilla is my movie of the year.
batz11 - 6/14/2014, 3:10 AM
Looking forward to seeing both of these films...surprised at the high critical reception of 22, I loved the first one, so will probably check it out later this week, bring the kids to Dragon on Father's day or something...
DoubleD - 6/14/2014, 4:35 AM
Godzilla at 191 million, how can it not hit 200 million. Its only been out 4 weeks, 200 million is a sure bet at this point
TheDudeRusty - 6/14/2014, 4:43 AM
Transformers is coming to annihilate.
SuperCat - 6/14/2014, 4:45 AM
I've never seen the first "Dragon" movie. "22" looks like its funny.
loki668 - 6/14/2014, 5:00 AM
Let's combine sequels!

"A Fault In Godzilla's Stars"

"How To Train Your X-Men"

"22 Jump Maleficent"
DoubleD - 6/14/2014, 5:05 AM
Godzilla was good but just wasn't block buster material. Let hope for a sequel but right now its not looking good.
Chewtoy - 6/14/2014, 5:11 AM
@DoubleD: well, it's a sure bet that WB will report that it made it to $200m, certainly, regardless... Even if they have to shave some spare change off of their other releases. But dropping 50% every week can make earning another $9m a slow or even impossible process.

Let's say it makes $5m this week (the above weekend $3m plus around $2m for the coming weekdays): total $193m
Next week $2.5m: total $195.5
Next week $1.7m: total: $197.2
Next week $0.8m: total: $198
Next week $0.4m: total $198.4
Next week $0.2m: total $198.6
...$198.7....$198.75...$198.775... And soon they're down to looking under couch cushions.

But the dollar theater run should put them over the top, I'm sure.

But the point remains... Godzilla was epically front-loaded. Word of mouth did nothing for it.
BIGBMH - 6/14/2014, 5:25 AM
Going to see both. Went to see How to Train Your Dragon on a whim when it came out and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It's the rare animated film I really enjoyed as an adult and know I would have been obsessed with as a kid. Looking forward to seeing the second one when my nephew and niece come to town. Reports indicate that it's a very good sequel and there's a third on the way so this could turn out to be a great trilogy.

Saw 21 Jump Street with my younger brother and we both really liked it. I laughed more watching that than I did the first time I saw The Hangover. The second movie looks decent. Probably didn't need to happen, but it still looks like a good time.
InfiniteMonkey - 6/14/2014, 5:51 AM
Oi Nails your first sentence after the pic LMFAO!

Its How to Train your Dragon not Drain. LMAO!
AlphaMasterFlex - 6/14/2014, 6:38 AM
I could give a [frick] about the kid movie but I understand families have boners for that. 22 was funny but I like 21 way more. Still want to see edge of tomorrow shame it isn't doing better. Godzilla & the spider-faggot hipster douche 2 can eat a fat cock!
CPBuff22 - 6/14/2014, 6:41 AM
How to Train Your Dragon 2 was actually really good. I think it was a top 5 release so far this year for me. Pretty sure it was the best animated release so far.
Ramiel - 6/14/2014, 6:42 AM
I liked both 21 Jump Street and the first How to Train your Dragon. I'll catch these movies after I see Edge of Tomorrow.
MercwithMouth - 6/14/2014, 7:15 AM
Nice, $200 domestic for XMen.
MrFridayNights - 6/14/2014, 8:23 AM
22 Jump Street deserves great money it is easily the comedy of the year.
Ranger14 - 6/14/2014, 8:49 AM
We saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 yesterday. Loved it! Excellent movie that thoroughly entertained in all facets. Laughed, cried and good action and visuals.

One couldn't pay me to watch 22 Jump Street. Could barely make it through the first one watching it via Netflix.
XF14 - 6/14/2014, 9:12 AM
The 2-season TV series bridging the gap between the Dragons movie was a bit weak at times, but it definitely kept awareness up for the impending sequel. Look forward to watching HTTYD2 with my kids.
Dandy - 6/14/2014, 9:14 AM
Both How to Train Your Dragon and 21 Jump Street were great. It doesn't matter who is on top, because they both deserve to do well.
claybo4131 - 6/14/2014, 10:23 AM
I do not get why people are seeing 22 Jump Street and say its "great" when the first movie literally (ok I wont use the term I want to but you get the idea) butchered the television show. I walked out of that film, and the last film I had walked out of before that was Anchorman. Yes I walked out of the film and yelled "This movie is BS" they cast some d-bag in Jonah Hill and some male stripper in Channing Tatum (when he died in GI Joe 2 I cheered out loud).

The television show was a police procedure crime drama. The movie is nothing like what he show was, it ruined the show. People all complain about how Michael Bay "ruined their childhood with the Transformers movies" REALLY, this movie ruined a TV show and then some

Think about this. Say they made a Sanford and Son movie and made them white? EVERYONE would hate it I guarantee you that.

22 Jump Street is stupid, no I havent seen it but it is stupid cause if you make something based off of pre-existing source material, specifically a television show, you make it the same premise, granted you can set it in present time like they did A-Team, but you dont make it what it wasnt.

You young people need to go on Youtube or go get the DVD of the television show and watch it, then come back to me, cause about 99% of the people that say this movie was great never has seen an episode of the show. Young people these days dont even watch episodes of old shows for some reason and have no appreciation for them, they went to this movie cause they have 2 actors who for some reason are popular
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