“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is showing no signs of slowing down, raking in an additional $36.4 million over the three-day Fourth of July weekend. The Michael Bay directed sci-fi actioner is at the top spot for a second consecutive weekend. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, an inventor who discovers a buried Transformer which sets the stage for the return of the rest of the Transformers. The flick is set to beat James Cameron’s 2009 mega blockbuster “Avatar” as the top-grossing movie ever in Chinese. In its second week, the Michael Bay-directed action movie grossed $50.9 million for a total cume of $212.8 million in the country. The fourth installment in the franchise is earning well, with a total cume of $174.7 million domestically and adding over $575 million globally.
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“Age of Extinction” was pitted against three newcomers this week, but proved to be the stronger contender. Melissa McCarthy’s “Tammy” takes the second spot on its debut weekend with an estimated $21.2 million. The pic co-written by McCarthy follows a desperate woman after losing her job at a greasy burger joint. She hits rock bottom after she discovers that her husband has been unfaithful and decides to hit the road with her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon). Made on a reported budget of $20 million, “Tammy” received mostly negative reviews from review aggregator Rottentomatoes.com. The film currently has a 23% rating, based on 131 reviews. Eric Bana’s “Deliver Us from Evil” takes the third spot in its first week with an estimated $9.5 million. The last newcomer to make an entry this week is director Dave Green’s, “Earth to Echo“. The family sci-fi adventure takes the sixth spot, trailing on the heels of the top performers earning an estimated $8.2 million.
The top 5 is rounded up with cop comedy “22 Jump Street”, sliding down two spots to take fourth place from last week adding an estimated $9.4 million during its fourth week since its release. “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ also slides down two spots in fifth place, adding an additional $8,7 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo
- Transformers: Age of Extinction – $36,400,000
- Tammy – $21,170,000
- Deliver Us From Evil – $9,500,000
- 22 Jump Street – $9,400,000
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $8,750,000
- Earth to Echo – $8,250,000
- Maleficent – $6,133,000
- Jersey Boys – $5,160,000
- Think Like a Man Too – $4,900,000
- Edge of Tomorrow – $3,640,000