“Transformers: Age of Extinction” smashed competition on its debut weekend at the domestic box office. The science fiction actioner starring Mark Wahlberg raked in a huge $100 million, and also nabbed an additional $201.3 million internationally. Wahlberg can also tick the boxes on this one for a career best, boosted by IMAX screenings in 150 theatres. In the fourth installment, earth is scarred by the events of the past three movies, but is moving on after all the giant robots disappeared. Cade Yeager (portrayed by Wahlberg), an inventor, discovers a buried Transformer which sets the stage for the return of the rest of the Transformers. Set with an all new human cast, Wahlberg is joined by Nicola Peltz who portrays his on-screen daughter, and Jack Reynor plays Peltz’s boyfriend.
Check out the First Full Trailer for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
Cop comedy, “22 Jump Street” stays in second place from last week adding an estimated $15.4 million during its third week since its release. “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ also maintains the same position as last week, adding an additional $13,1 million in the third spot. Last week’s top contender, “Think Like a Man Too” slips down three places with a 64% fall with approximately $10.4 million in fourth place. The top 5 is rounded up with Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent”, continuing its record-breaking run by adding an estimated $8.2 million in its fifth weekend at the box office. Jolie also achieved her career best with ‘Maleficent’ Crossing the $500 Million mark.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo
- Transformers: Age of Extinction – $100,000,000
- 22 Jump Street – $15,400,000
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $13,100,000
- Think Like a Man Too – $10,400,000
- Maleficent – $8,237,000
- Jersey Boys – $7,610,000
- Edge of Tomorrow – $5,210,000
- The Fault in our Stars – $4,800,000
- X-Men: Days of Future Past – $3,300,000
- Chef – $1,654,000