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June 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony/MGM’s 22 Jump Street leaped to the top of the box office with a surprising $60 million over the weekend, making it the second-highest R-rated comedy opening ever, behind only 2011’s The Hangover Part II with $85.9 million. While analysts had predicted that it would vie with DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 for the top spot, the result saw the two films separated by a wide $10 million, with Dragon earning an estimated $50 million. If that figure holds when final results are revealed on Monday, it would mark only the fourth time in history that two films have rolled out with ticket sales for each totaling more than $50 million. Coming in a distant third was the third week of Disney’s Maleficent, with around 19 million, followed by the Warner Bros. sci-fi fantasy film Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, with $16.2 million. Rounding out the top five was the film that opened in first place last weekend, The Fault in Our Stars, with $15.7 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:

1. 22 Jump Street, $60 million; 2. How to Train Your Dragon 2, $50 million; 3. Maleficent, $19 million ; 4. Edge of Tomorrow, $16.2 million; 5. The Fault in Our Stars, $15.7 million; 6. X-Men: Days of Future Past, $9.5 million; 7. Godzilla, $3.2 million; 8. A Million Ways to Die in the West, $3.1 million; 9. Neighbors, $2.5 million; 10. Chef, $2.3 million.