Jun 22 (TheWrap.com) - Kevin Hart‘s “Think Like a Man Too” captured the weekend box office crown, edging another Sony comedy sequel, “22 Jump Street,” for the top spot.
The Tim Story-directed bachelors-and-bachelorettes romp took in $30 million to push Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s R-rated buddy cop bromance, last weekend's top film, into second with $29 million. The weekend's other wide opener, the Clint Eastwood-directed adaptation of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” finished fifth with $13 million, behind holdovers “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and”Maleficent.”
The tally for “Think Like a Man Too” gave Hart his second No. 1 movie this year, but came in under the $33.6 million debut haul of the original “Think Like a Man” in 2012. Hart has a huge social media following, which gives his films added potential for breakout box-office performances, but that didn't materialize.
It was a subdued weekend at the box office overall, significantly under the same frame last year when “Monsters University” opened to $82 million and “World War Z” debuted to $66 million. This summer's box office is running roughly 9 percent behind last year's, which was the biggest ever. Part of it is the lack of a dominant blockbuster like last year's “Iron Man 3”; no movie has been able to repeat at No. 1 this summer, and this marks the eighth consecutive week that there has been a new leader.