Sony’s sequel adds $3.8m (£2.26m) to hold off newcomers and the World Cup; Warner Bros’ Oculus is the highest new entry with $701,000 (£413,000).
With the World Cup in full swing and the overall top 15 grosses less than half of the same period last year, 22 Jump Street held well to retain top spot at the UK box office.
Sony’s sequel jumped to a further $3.8m (£2.26m) for a strong $16.6m (£9.77m) after ten days in play. It will shortly overtake 21 Jump Street’s $17.1m (£10.1m) UK lifetime gross.
A likely target for 22 Jump Street is Bad Neighbours which currently stands at $27m (£15.9m) and is the year’s strongest comedy to date. First, it will hope to become the fourth film this year to go three consecutive weeks as the UK’s number one.
Having flown into IMAX cinemas on Friday [June 13], Maleficent continued its excellent run with a $2.6m (£1.5m) third weekend.
Disney’s reimagining of Sleeping Beauty has now conjured up $23.1m (£13.6m) in the UK and shows little sign of slowing down. It has every chance of hitting £20m if it continues to hold well.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is now the year’s second highest grosser at $42.1m (£24.8m) and still has an outside shot of hitting £30m; Fox’s latest X-Men outing teleported to a $1.5m (£902,141) fourth weekend as it remained in third.
Also for Fox, Father’s Day previews of How to Train Your Dragon 2 resulted in an $881,000 (£518,729) haul. Currently, the animated sequel will be officially reported from its Scotland and Ireland opening on June 27, with its England and Wales previews added to its nationwide opening weekend on July 11.
Amma Asante’s Belle recorded a $690,000 (£406,729) UK debut from its 411 sites through Fox, and will look to record healthy mid-week returns given its target audience.
Rio 2 has amassed $25.6m (£15.1m) after 11 weeks in play.
Rounding off an identical top four to last week and posted the smallest drop of the four at 33%, Edge of Tomorrow fought its way to a further $1.3m (£744,000) for $9.7m (£5.7m) to date through Warner Bros.
It’s unlikely to hit the $23.1m (£13.59m) heights of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but the action sci-fi could still challenge director Doug Liman’s last venture into the genre, Jumper’s $14.6m (£8.6m), given a lack of direct competition opening during the next few weeks.
Undoubtedly affected by the World Cup (and specifically the England game on Saturday night), Oculus scared up $701,000 (£413,000) from its 378 sites. Warner Bros will be hoping it can serve as a genre alternative in the coming weeks to sustain a solid UK run.
Also for Warner Bros, Godzilla added $379,000 (£223,000) for $28.7m (£16.9m), while Grace of Monaco experienced a hefty drop to take $112,000 (£66,000) for $918,000 (£541,000) after ten days in play.
Now in its third week of release, Universal’s A Million Ways to Die in the West took $282,000 (£166,000) for $5.1m (£3m) to date.
Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot opened with $209,000 (£122,892) from its 195 sites through Entertainment. The debut narrowly misses out on being Egoyan’s best in the UK, which remains Chloe’s $230,000 (£135,540) from 114 sites.
Postman Pat: The Movie delivered a fourth weekend of $135,000 (£79,882) for $4.9m (£2.9m) to date through Lionsgate.
T.S. Spivet started its UK run with $76,000 (£44,777) from its 53 sites through eOne and, like Belle, will look to capitalise midweek. In terms of this weekend, it recovered from a soft Friday to post solid numbers on Saturday and Sunday.
Also for eOne, Jimmy’s Hall fell over 60% in its third weekend to add $47,000 (£27,599) for $731,000 (£430,726) to date.
Released in four sites through Dogwoof, 112 Weddings grossed $3,200 (£1,860) on its UK opening.
This week sees saturation releases for Fox’s The Fault in Our Stars (opens June 19), eOne’s 3 Days to Kill and Warner Bros’ Jersey Boys.
StudioCanal’s Chinese Puzzle receives a wide release and Arrow’s Arthur and Mike opens in Ireland, while Metrodome’s Miss Violence and Sony’s The Art of the Steal are among the films receiving a limited release.