And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”
Poet James Russell Lowell
The perfect tone was set this June weekend at the movies, as audiences learned to “Think Like a Man Too” entertaining for just one movie, taking the follow-up film all the way to the top of the domestic box-office charts with $30 million. Our favorite undercover agents took that profitable detour through the dangerous “22 Jump Street,” jumping to the safety of the #2 corner with $29 million.
With school finally out for the summer, young (and young at heart) movie lovers got a lesson in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” rule the animated kingdom from the #3 area with $25.3 million.
Following their opening night, the “Jersey Boys” were singing a soulful tune from the #4 setting with $13.5 million. That “Maleficent” meanie gathered up the rest of the movie-going audience, taking them to the #5 site with $13 million.
The sweet songs of summer were harmoniously playing on our movie screens this weekend, echoing all the way through Jersey to the most entertaining jurisdictions. Disney held on as our entertainment darlings as sequels continued to hit just the right note, amusing anecdotes blended well with animation while book and Broadway adaptations found a home on Hollywood’s hottest stage.
Thinking about a movie excursion? You’re sure to find a story that will set just the right tone…