Weekend Box Office: Transformers: Age Of Extinction Blows Away 4th Of July Competition
Three new movies hit theaters for the Fourth of July holiday, but none of them unseated last weekend's number one.
Transformers: Age of Extinction easily held the top spot despite dropping over 60%. Adding $36 million this weekend domestic, that total climbed to $174 million. World-wide its total has climbed to $575 million, which despite being a solid total, is still a long way off from the $1.1 billion global total Transformers: Dark of the Moon earned. On the domestic front, the fourth Transformers entry is lagging behind its predecessors. By day ten of their domestic releases Revenge of the Fallen had banked $269 million and Dark of the Moon was sitting on $228 million.
Melissa McCarthy's latest offering Tammy had a slower opening than her other recent movies. At $21 million, it's notably lower than the $39 million opening for the The Heat and the $34 million banked by Identity Thief. Part of that can be put down to the slower holiday weekend, but the lack of good review buzz (it's sitting on 26% on Rotten Tomatoes) probably didn't help either.
Horror flick Deliver Us From Evil took a distant third place with $9 million. It topped out three other movies that also earned between $8 million and $10 million this weekend. The loser in that group, newcomer family flick Earth to Echo, opened in sixth place with just $8 million.
For the full weekend break down, check out the chart below:
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