‘Think Like A Man Too’ tops N. American box office


LOS ANGELES: Comedy “Think Like A Man Too” topped the North American box office in its debut weekend, beating “22 Jump Street” in a battle of sequels, industry figures showed Monday.

Starring Kevin Hart and Gabrielle Union, “Think Like A Man Too” has all the couples back for a Las Vegas wedding, but romantic plans go awry as their misadventures get them into some compromising situations.

It raked in $29.2 million in its first weekend, pipping the buddy comedy “22 Jump Street” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, which pulled in $27.5 million for a two-week total of $109.9 million.

Another blockbuster summer sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” was third with $24.7 million over the weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

“Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood´s film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about the 1960s rise to pop success of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, debuted in fourth place at $13.3 million.

Down to fifth place was Angelina Jolie´s “Maleficent,” a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty´s arch-nemesis, with $12.9 million for the weekend — and $185.9 million since release.

Falling to sixth was Tom Cruise´s latest action movie, “Edge of Tomorrow,” in which he stars as a soldier caught in a time loop as he battles aliens, with $9.8 million.

Seventh was romantic drama “The Fault in Our Stars,” based on a popular young adult novel by John Green about teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. It earned $8.6 million in its third week.

Rounding out the top 10 was action blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($6.2 million), classic monster remake “Godzilla” ($1.9 million), and indie feel-good food-truck comedy “Chef” ($1.7 million). (AFP)

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