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"Transformers" Overwhelms July 4th's Wide Openings As Weekend Plummets 44% Vs. Last Year

Photo of Jim Amos By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider July 6, 2014 at 12:23PM

"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" ruled the box office for the second consecutive weekend as it demolished its way to $53.8 million for the weekend, bringing its overall cume to $174 million. The pic easily outdistanced Warners' "Tammy", which opened to $32.9 million for the five days.
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In a very depressed box office, "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" ruled the box office for the second consecutive weekend as it demolished its way to $53.8 million for the weekend, bringing its overall cume to $174 million.  The pic easily outdistanced Warners' "Tammy", which opened to $32.9 million for the five days.  Most articles one reads this morning are pressing the point that this is a disappointment and perhaps it is, based on tracking and expectations, but c'mon, it's a cheap little movie with Melissa McCarthy that, despite its C+ Cinemascore, should end up eking out a profit.  The other openings for the stanza were middling, with "Deliver Us From Evil" (B+ Cinemascore) topping off at $15 million for the five days and "Earth To Echo" at $13.5 million.  The good news for Relativity is that there isn't another family film until the 18th so it has some time, along with an impressive A- Cinemascore, to take advantage of rainy day matinees.

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Elsewhere, Dinesh D'Souza's "America" opened well for Lionsgate, tallying the $4 million that BOI predicted last Monday.  That's less than the opening stanza for "Obama 2016" but still a tidy sum.  Also, Weinstein's "Begin Again", the music based rom/com with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo pulled in $1.7 million on only 175 screens.  Finally, "Snowpiercer" added screens to get to the 250 level, which resulted in $1 million for the three days.  

It's difficult to even write this but here goes...year to year the weekend was down 44%.  Yes 44, not 4.

STUDIO ESTIMATED WEEKEND TOP 10 (3 DAY #'S)
1.   TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION---PARAMOUNT---$36.4 MILLION---$174 MILLION CUME
2.   TAMMY---WARNERS---$32.9 MILLION (5)---$21.2 MILLION ($32.9 MILLION 5 DAYS)
3.   DELIVER US FROM EVIL---SONY/SCREEN GEMS---$9.5 MILLION ($15.0 MILLION 5 DAYS)
4.   22 JUMP STREET---SONY---$9.4 MILLION---$158 MILLION CUME
5.   HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2---FOX/DK---$8.7 MILLION---$140 MILLION CUME
6.   EARTH TO ECHO---RELATIVITY---$8.2 MILLION ($13.5 MILLION FIVE DAYS)
7.   MALEFICENT---BUENA VISTA---$6.1 MILLION---$213 MILLION CUME
8.   JERSEY BOYS---WARNERS---$5.1 MILLION---$36 MILLION CUME
9.   THINK LIKE A MAN TOO---SONY/SCREEN GEMS---$4.9 MILLION---$57 MILLION CUME
10.  EDGE OF TOMORROW---WARNERS---$3.6 MILLION---$91 MILLION CUME

This article is related to: Box Office, Hit or Miss, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Tammy, Deliver Us From Evil, Earth To Echo


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