BOX OFFICE: EDGE OF TOMORROW On Pace For A Third Place Debut

BOX OFFICE: EDGE OF TOMORROW On Pace For A Third Place Debut

Someone get Tom Cruise ("Cocktail") some Kleenex, cause Fault In Our Stars is gonna bring Edge of Tomorrow to tears. Friday's numbers are starting to come in and they indicate the sci-fi actioner will finish in third place for its debut weekend.

The film, The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), is conquering the North American box office with an estimated $52M, though it could goes as high as $57M. Keep in mind, that is factoring in an expected 40% drop in Saturday ticket sales. Word-of-mouth for the tearjerker may could mitigate that assumed drop as audiences gave it an 'A' Cinemascore. For comparison: Edge of Tomorrow received a 'B+' Cinemascore. While Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, is only on pace for $30M. That would put it in third place behind Walt Disney Pictures' Maleficent. The film that stars Angelina Jolie is in its second weekend and is only experiencing a 50% drop from its debut. On its current pace the Sleeping Beauty film will pull in $34M.
On the flip side, The Tom Cruise sci-fi action pic from Warner Bros., Edge of Tomorrow will be lucky to hit $30M but international numbers should lift it up … probably not high enough. The popcorn movie even took over the IMAX screens this weekend … the key question is can it make a profit? Let’s face it, it’s gonna be a tough one. I gotta think this is not just about Cruise but also tentpole fatigue. I mean, at some point, audiences just gotta look at one after another of these pictures and say, ‘been there, done that.’ Perhaps, Hollywood needs to get back to its roots — the moviemaking of the 1940s or 1970s where story and characters were the key, not explosions and CGI effects. Speaking of which, Disney’s CGI-laden Maleficent is expected to drop about 50% in its second weekend out to take in about $4M more than the Cruise pic. Thanks, in large part, to Angelina Jolie who embraces her character with a vengeance. And Chef from Open Road, is doing well in its expansion — a character/story-driven film by Jon Favreau.

1). The Fault In Our Stars (FOX), 3,171 theaters / $26M+ Fri.
3-day cume: $53M to $55M (Fox says $52M) / Wk 1

2) Maleficent (DIS), 3,948 theaters (0) / $10.2M Fri.
3-day cume: $34M+ (-51%) / Total expected cume: $127.9M / Wk 2

3). Edge of Tomorrow (WB), 3,490 theaters / $10.6M Fri.
3-day cume: $29.6M to $30.1M / Wk 1

4). X-Men: Days of Future Past (FOX), 3,639 theaters (-362) / $4.5M Fri.
3-day cume: $14.6M to $15.65M (-52%) / Total cume: $190M+ / Wk 3

5). A Million Ways to Die in the West (UNI), 3,160 theaters (+2) / $2.2M Fri.
3-day cume: $6.8M (-59%) / Total cume: $29.8M / Wk 2

6). Godzilla (WB), 3,110 theaters (-391) / $1.7M Fri.
3-day cume: $6.2M (-48%) / Total cume: $185.4M / Wk 4

7). Neighbors (UNI), 2,674 theaters (-265) / $1.6M Fri.
3-day cume: $5M to $5.2M (-36%) / Total cume: $137.7M / Wk 5

8). Blended (WB), 2,928 theaters (-627) / $1.25M Fri.
3-day cume: $4.1M (-49%) / Total cume: $36.6M / Wk 3

9). Chef (OPRD), 1,298 theaters (+674) / $715K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.55M (+36%) / Total cume: $10.35M / Wk 5

10/11). Million Dollar Arm (DIS), 1,643 theaters (-686) / $565K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.9M (-46%) / Total cume: $31.5M/ Wk

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SONY) 1,481 theaters (-671) / $540K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.9M (-48%) / Total cume: $196.3M / Wk 6

The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over. But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

EDGE OF TOMORROW is being directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) from a screenplay written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie and Joby Harold, based on the novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong (BBC’s “Robin Hood”), Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, and Charlotte Riley. The film will hit theaters June 6, 2014.
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FastFlames - 6/7/2014, 9:41 AM
Saw this last night and absolutely loved it!!! Desevses so much more than it actually got!!
batz11 - 6/7/2014, 9:41 AM
Hate when good (great) movies flop...hope it makes up for it by word-of-mouth, over-seas and dvd sales...such a fun movie to watch...
ruadh - 6/7/2014, 9:42 AM
Nothing against fault in our stars but man I am tired of that trailer. But I guess beating over the head marketing works.
batz11 - 6/7/2014, 9:43 AM
When I saw that 'Fault' trailer, had no clue it was a box-office movie, truly thought it was some Lifetime shit flick...teen girls have some serious pull when they back a movie, hell, Titanic anyone?
JakeMurdock89 - 6/7/2014, 9:44 AM
I hope Edge Of Tomorrow makes more this week. GREAT film!
JoJo1982 - 6/7/2014, 9:45 AM
X-men getting into the 600 million club this weekend!!!

Deal With It haters!!! Lol
ManWithNoName - 6/7/2014, 9:46 AM
To bad the trailers made it look like oblivion
YoungThanos - 6/7/2014, 9:50 AM
I'm going to try and see Edge of Tomorrow...either tonight or early tomorrow.

And whoever said Fox-men's US boxoffice would catch up to Cap's needs to check their temperature!

4.5M on their 3rd Friday while Cap2 did almost twice that during theirs none of these CBM's look to take Caps spot anytime soon.

ALegendaryPanda - 6/7/2014, 9:52 AM
Edge of Tomorrow was great, it's a damn shame it didn't make more.
Omarvls - 6/7/2014, 9:59 AM

Who can possible hate those epic news?
Omarvls - 6/7/2014, 10:00 AM
It seems like The Winter Soldier will be King of the 2014 CBM Box Office
unless GotG over takes 710 million which I highly doubt
Destined - 6/7/2014, 10:10 AM
@Jojo that's what I'll be watching for a third time today. The
Pasto - 6/7/2014, 10:11 AM
People hate DOFP and don't worship it like some of you.

Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:13 AM
This is reality.
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/7/2014, 10:14 AM
I wanna see this film soon. Sucks it's not making more, heard great things about it. Also heard great things about the fault in our stars, so at least it's losing to a good movie
AlexanderLykins - 6/7/2014, 10:15 AM
Edge of Tomorrow surprised me. It was a great movie. I don't think I'm going to many Friday night movies anymore though. Way too many people.
SuperCat - 6/7/2014, 10:15 AM
Damn. Third place? Well that sucks.

rorywilliams - 6/7/2014, 10:18 AM
YoungThanos goes to several sites around the web desperately trying to convince people Days of Future Past has somehow flopped because he's obsessed with Marvel Studios for some reason. It's creepy.

Anyway, shame about Edge of Tomorrow. It was lots of fun.
AlexanderLykins - 6/7/2014, 10:18 AM
The Fault in Our Stars is probably a great movie too. The only problem for me is that it deals with real life drama. I have plenty of that in my real life. So why go see a movie about it? Why pay $11.50 to go see a movie about real life?
Goji54 - 6/7/2014, 10:19 AM
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:21 AM
This is reality. Perseverance pays. If you aren't in it after the actual drop on D-day.., I'm not going to say you're dead inside or you suck, but Bill Paxton's character does prep them for the invasion. Doing what I think is good for a movie that deserves it, without giving too much away. I just love the meticulous planning of how they defeat the scary ass necros. You can't even fixate on their position and they appear to breath blue flame. Black eyes like a Great White and spastic. They are frightening and something the ten year old "Elliott" in me totally worships. The "grifs" will say, " Looked like sentinels from 'da Matrix.., shit movie." :-P
Bekss - 6/7/2014, 10:22 AM
It seems like Winter Soldier will have the biggest boxoffice for a CBM this year.
And is also the best one (IN MY OPINION)
AlexanderLykins - 6/7/2014, 10:25 AM
Top 5 2014 movies for me so far.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. Edge of Tomorrow
4. Bears
5. The Lego Movie
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:26 AM
I shall take the high road and say you are trying to be funny. Holding personal information on a regular site visitor is just shit. Plain and simple. Lucious? Morgan? Ahh, fvck it these guys need it, come at me and tomorrow you might not look the same. ;-P Noah is a savage!
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2014, 10:27 AM
well, I'll be watching Edge of tomorrow tomorrow hehe
AlexanderLykins - 6/7/2014, 10:28 AM
Honorable mention goes to Oculus. Karen Gillan does weird things to my body.
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:29 AM
I've even got the analog contingency for this.., man you guys suck! Harry, do you group email details about ailing health?

I smell shit burgers? Anyone hungry?
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:31 AM
Karen is beautiful and I've seen limited views(this site's infection reflection)of her, but yeah, gorgeous. No disrespect.., just a sad soul accessing beauty.

Go buy a VW! I'm kidding!
sjarvis - 6/7/2014, 10:32 AM
CAWS should climb to number one domestically this weekend over the Lego Movie. I will be surprised if it remains tops because of transformers. That movie will kill it worldwide. I am hoping Guardians goes big too.
JoJo1982 - 6/7/2014, 10:33 AM
Yeah 600 million in only 17 days is pretty good for the movie.... 700 million is a for sure thing

Let the hate continue though :D
YoungThanos - 6/7/2014, 10:33 AM
@DoubleD, Cap2 did it's part by owning the Spring, the Summer's loss is all on ASM2 who was Bay's only real contender.

Though I still don't think Bay-formers4 will do as much as everyone thinks it will. 800M-900M WW Tops. I don't really think Bay will hit the Billion dollar mark again with this franchise.

Hell July ironically is almost barren wasteland with nothing but Rise of the Planet of the Apes as a real stand out. Hercules won't do more than $30M it's first weekend and Lucy will be lucky to see $20M as well.
AlexanderLykins - 6/7/2014, 10:33 AM
Also I still haven't seen the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer in theaters yet. That's 4 or 5 movies now since it's been released.
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:35 AM

No disrespect. You posted that info. Isn't it fvcked up, minus X-men, that those movies are, at current, flops? Cruise. Seth McFarland. Blunt with a mutha'frickin' helicopter blade salvaged into a sword in order recycle spent materials.., save and hopefully add to victory. Hey bitch from above; go watch Caine, Pele(my childhood hero) and Stallone in a great old gem: Victory!
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2014, 10:36 AM
I'm sure maleficent will fall to number 3 these upcoming days, but the teenager-aimed movie I'll stay, dammit!
Goji54 - 6/7/2014, 10:40 AM

Godzilla was by no means a "flop."
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:43 AM
" could goes as high as 57M!" ;-P

Hopefully "people" go see Edge of Tomorrow. Human beings will have more fun in the theater for this one than online sad sacks/bloggers.
SecNotSure - 6/7/2014, 10:45 AM

Godzilla has made $380 mil so far. Not sure how you define "flop" but fiction can be fun.
Logan5 - 6/7/2014, 10:47 AM
Life and death.., spin that! LIke LA architecture being demolitioned to only be replaced by scale models. Hopefully someone is rich, but if into architecture.., these things are great and dwindling. If I ever hear they demolishioned the chronsphere from DePalma's Body Double, I actually may fvckin' cry.., that actually exists!
ruadh - 6/7/2014, 10:53 AM
"July ironically is almost barren wasteland"

I get what you're saying, but that's not irony.
BlackBolt72 - 6/7/2014, 10:56 AM
Sounds like a good effort. However going to see Maleficent this weekend after Oblivion suffering from a little Tom Cruise burn out.
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