Kevin Hart comedy Think Like A Man Too topped the US box office chart with $30 million.
Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of hit musical Jersey Boys has only managed to debut at number four.
Jersey Boys, about Frankie Valli’s group, based on the Tony award-winning musical, took just $13.5 million over the weekend.
It featured a mainly unknown cast aside from Christopher Walken and got mixed reviews.
Think Like a Man Too took $30 million in a slow weekend, narrowly beating 22 Jump Street, which took $29 million in its second week of release.
Dreamworks’ animated sequel How To Train Your Dragon 2 slipped to third spot with $25.3 million, ensuring that the weekend’s top three were all sequels.
Think Like A Man Too only managed to get a 22% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes review site but that did not stop fans flocking to the cinema.
Jersey Boys won the Tony award for best musical in 2006, and productions of it have played all over the world.
Nearly three-quarters of the first-weekend audience for Jersey Boys were over the age of 50, so producers will be hoping the film will be popular for a few weeks – older audiences tend not to rush out to catch a film on its opening weekend.
Angelina Jolie’s live action fairytale Maleficent, rounded out the top five.
The movie passed the $500 million over the weekend at the international box office, making it Angelina Jolie’s highest-grossing live-action film of all time, not accounting for inflation, according to Hollywood Reporter.
North American box office Top 5:
- Think Like A Man Too – $30 million
- 22 Jump Street – $29 million
- How To Train Your Dragon 2 – $25.3 million
- Jersey Boys – $13.5 million
- Maleficent – $13 million
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