22 Jump Street” will likely be more successful than the first film, but an R-rated comedy just has no chance against a high quality family-friendly animated film. Whereas “22 Jump Street” is probably on its way to about $45 million, “How to Train Your Dragon 2” has a very good shot at surpassing its predecessor’s opening haul of $43.7 million, possibly taking $65 million.

After a monumental start, “The Fault in Our Stars” should continue to benefit from all the hype and now positive word-of-mouth as well. If it manages to retain 60% of its opening profits, it’ll continue to dwarf its measly $12 million production budget and put another $28 million in the bank. “Maleficent,” on the other hand, will likely continue to plummet. It dipped 50% making the move from weekend one to two and the same thing could happen this time around, too. Should that be the case, “Maleficent” will take just $17 million and that might only be good enough for the fifth position.

Edge of Tomorrow” didn’t have the greatest start, but positive buzz could let it stick around for a little longer. If it manages to keep its percent change to 40%, it’ll just sneak past “Maleficent” with a little more than $17 million. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will probably continue to drop fast, but it’s got enough of a lead on “A Million Ways to Die in the West” that the #6 spot will be an easy grab. If it brings that 53.4% decrease from last weekend down to 50%, it’ll post about $8 million for its fourth weekend out.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” could have a bigger problem on its hands. It’s had a rough go since day one and “22 Jump Street” definitely won’t make it any better. If it takes another 56% hit and “Godzilla” only loses 45%, they’ll swap places, “Godzilla” taking #7 with $3.3 million and “A Million Ways” coming in just behind with $3.2 million.

Blended” has been busy making a swift exit and considering it’s due to lose well over 1,000 theaters this weekend, it could be out of the competition completely, leaving just “Neighbors” and “Chef” vying for #9 and #10. “Neighbors” will undoubtedly take a bigger hit with “22 Jump Street” moving in, but nothing sizable enough to make it lose out to “Chef.” Should “Neighbors” take a 50% hit and “Chef” drop just 25%, “Neighbors” will come in at #9 with $2.7 million and “Chef” will take #10 with an even $2 million.

ShockYa Predictions

1. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $65 million

2. 22 Jump Street – $45 million

3. The Fault in Our Stars – $28 million

4. Edge of Tomorrow – $17.2 million

5. Maleficent – $17 million

6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $8 million

7. Godzilla – $3.3 million

8. A Million Ways to Die in the West – $3.2 million

9. Neighbors – $2.7 million

10. Chef – $2 million

By Perri Nemiroff (Box Office Figures via Box Office Mojo)

How to Train Your Dragon 2

By Perri Nemiroff

Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as CinemaBlend.com, ComingSoon.net, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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