Michael Bay proved today that he still can attract a plethora of movie fans to the theater to see, yet another, "Transformers" film. His current rendition, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," grossed a handsome $100 million in domestic receipts during the weekend before our nation celebrates Independence Day. It is the only film that opened this weekend to break into the top ten at the box office.
The hugely successful comedy "22 Jump Street," starring Channing Tatum and Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill, remained in second place, earning an additional $15.4 million. The children's animated film "How to Train Your Dragon 2," remained in third place, garnering an additional $13.1 million for Twentieth Century Fox. Steve Harvey's "Think Like a Man Too," slid from first to fourth place, earning $10.4 in additional receipts in North America and Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent," remained in fifth place during its fifth week in theaters, earning an additional $8.2 million. The Disney film has performed incredibly well, just topping the $200 million mark in gross domestic sales this weekend. It doesn't go unnoticed that "Maleficent" is the only film in the top five at the box office that is not a sequel.
Making their way into movie theaters next holiday weekend are four films that will endeavor to end "Transformers: Age of Extinction's" reign at first place. They are: Melissa McCarthy's new comedy "Tammy," the horror thriller "Deliver Us from Evil," starring Eric Bana and Olivia Munn, the science film flick "Earth to Echo" and the Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself."
Watch for "Tammy" and "Earth to Echo" to battle for box office glory with "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Could "Earth to Echo" be the breakout hit for the smaller distributor Relativity Media?
See the below for complete details about the top ten films at the box office this weekend.
Box office statistics from imdb.com.