Movie Roundup: ‘22 Jump Street’ Leads at Weekend Box Office, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Follows Behind

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This Father's Day weekend at the movie theaters people were flocking to see '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2.'

The two latest movie sequels to release, ’22 Jump Street’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ took over the box office this Father’s Day weekend.

’22 Jump Street’ beat out ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ for the number one spot at the weekend box office with $60 million. The comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill tells the story of two bumbling undercover cops assigned to infiltrate a local college after going through high school (twice).

“How to Train Your Dragon 2’ brought in $50 million, coming in higher than the $43.7 million that was brought in for the first movie. It’s a bit of a shocker that ’22 Jump Street’ beat out this film to first place, but then again, it has been four years since the first ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ came out. By this time, any excitement for a sequel dies down a bit.

‘Maleficent’ with Angelina Jolie took third place at the weekend box office with $19 million. This is followed by ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ in fourth place with $16.2 million.  

Heading into the second half of June, more great movie flicks are expected to release!

New Movie Releases This Week: June 20, 2014

For those looking for a romantic comedy flick:

  • Think Like a Man Too (PG-13)
    Cast: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendy McLendon-Covey, La La Anthony
    The couples are back for a wedding in Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when misadventures put them in compromising situations that also threaten what’s planned for the big day.

For those looking a musical drama biography:

  • Jersey Boys (R)
    Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza
    Enjoy the story of how the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons formed. It tells the story of how four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey came together and rose to make great music.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Guillaume Paumier, via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons 2.0.

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