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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is No. 1 at U.S. box office

"Transformers: Age of Extinction"
"Transformers: Age of Extinction"
Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures' action flick "Transformers: Age of Extinction" easily debuted at No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending June 29, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on June 29, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (the fourth movie in the "Transformers" franchise) had $100 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending June 29, 2014. It's the largest opening for a movie released so far in 2014, breaking the previous record set by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which had $95 million in ticket sales for its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" (directed by Michael Bay) stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer. The movie was the only film that opened in wide release in the U.S. and Canada on June 27, 2014.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending June 29, 2014:

1. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" — $100 million

2. "22 Jump Street" — $15.4 million

3. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" — $13.1 million

4. "Think Like a Man Too" — $10.4 million

5. "Maleficent" — $8.2 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on June 27, 2014:

  • "Snowpiercer" — $162,100 from eight theaters
  • "Begin Again" — $148,000 from five theaters
  • "The Breakup Guru" — $67,000 from 12 theaters
  • "America" — $39,000 from three theaters
  • "Yves Saint Laurent" — $24,500 from two theaters
  • "The Internet's Own Boy" — 24,300 from 12 theaters (Also premiered on VOD on June 27, 2014)
  • "Siddharth" — $4,500 from one theater