Two films with local ties are on their way to earning top spots at the weekend box office: Philly comedian Kevin Hart’s Think Like a Man Too, and Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, which follows the rise of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, and stars Villanova grad Vincent Piazza. More from Variety:
It’s deja vu for Kevin Hart at the box office with Sony/Screen Gem’s Think Like a Man Too heading for an estimated $34 million opening weekend at the U.S. box office.
That’s the same turf occupied two years ago by the original Think Like a Man, which opened with $33.6 million. The sequel started solidly with an estimated $12 million Friday, including $1.8 million in Thursday evening shows.
Friday forecasts pegged “Think Like a Man” with another $13 million on Saturday and between $8 million and $9 million Sunday.
Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, the weekend’s other opener, appeared to be performing better than expected in recent days with an estimated $6 million on Friday—with trackers expecting an $18 million opening weekend to finish fourth behind the second weekends for 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2.