Can Kevin Hart take down the powerhouse duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum?
I doubt it, but we’ll know soon enough.
Opening in 2,200 theaters this weekend, “Think Like a Man Too.” hopes to knock “22 Jump Street” from the top spot. If “Think Like a Man Too” manages to do so, it will be the ninth weekend in a row with a new release at the top of the box office charts. That’s a record in the modern summer blockbuster era, and a sign of how important opening weekends have become
“Think Like a Man” opened in April 2012 to $33.6 million, a surprise hit considering its $12 million budget. I never saw the movie, but I’m guessing it had a lot of short jokes at Kevin Hart’s expense. And going by the trailer and tv spots for “Think Like a Man Too,” expect more of the same.
Earlier this year Kevin Hart scored a huge hit with “Ride Along.” That movie opened to over $41 million, but don’t look for a repeat performance with “Think Like a Man Too.” The way I see it, “22 Jump Street” has good word-of-mouth, and solid reviews.
Even if “22 Jump Street” suffers a huge drop, it should still land in first place with $35 million. Meanwhile, “Think Like a Man Too” should open in second place with around $25 million.
The bomb of the week will be Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The film stars John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, the movie chronicles the rise and fall of The Four Seasons.
This movie should have been a smash, but Warner Bros.’ marketing has been uninspiring and so far reviews are mixed. As of Friday morning, the movie has 59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Jersey Boys” opens in 2,905 locations this weekend, but at best its gonna finish in fourth or fifth place. Even Clint Eastwood won’t get this movie past $15-18 million.