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.
'Transformers: Age of Extinction'
Michael Bay's latest "Transformers" film "Transformers: Age of Extinction" debuted in first place at the box office this weekend, making it the top grossing film during its first week in this year. The film earned a whopping $100 million in domestic receipts.
In "Transformers: Age of Extinction," robots and humans fight together against an alien race in a world-wide battle to save our planet. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo and has a run-time of two hours and 45 minutes.
'22 Jump Street'
The new comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, "22 Jump Street," remained in second place during its third week in theaters. The film earned an additional $15.4 million and has garnered a total of $139.8 in domestic receipts.
In "22 Jump Street," now that officers Schmidt and Jenko have made their way through high school (twice), it's time to go undercover at a local college. The film also stars Ice Cube.
"22 Jump Street" is rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence and has a run-time of one hour and 52 minutes.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2'
The children's animated film "How to Train Your Dragon 2" remained in third place at theaters this weekend. The film earned an additional $13.1 million in its second week in theaters. The film has earned a total of $121.8 million in North American receipts.
In "How to Train Your Dragon 2," an ice cave is discovered by Hiccup and Toothless. It is a home to hundreds of wild dragons and a mysterious dragon named Dragon Rider. A battle ensues in which the two friends must win to protect the peace. The film stars Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett and Gerard Butler.
"How to Train Your Dragon 2" is rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor and has a run-time of one hour and 42 minutes.
'Think Like a Man Too'
"Think Like a Man Too," based on the book by Steve Harvey and a sequel to "Think Like a Man," from 2012, dropped from first to fourth place during its second week in theaters. The film earned an additional $10.4 million in U.S. and Canada and has garnered a domestic total of $48.2 million.
In "Think Like a Man Too," a romantic weekend is planned as the couples return for a wedding in Las Vegas. Things do quite go as planned as various calamities threaten the wedding. The film stars Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
"Think Like a Man Too" is rated PG-13 for crude sexual content including references, partial nudity, language and drug material and has a run-time of one hour and 46 minutes.
Photograph courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The Disney feature film "Maleficent," dropped remained in fifth place during its fifth week in theaters. The film earned an additional $8.2 million and has garnered a total of $201.9 million in the U.S. and Canada.
"Maleficent" is the story of the queen from "Sleeping Beauty," named Maleficent. Bent on revenge she curses an infant child Aurora. But as Aurora grows Maleficent must come to grip with the reality that the child she cursed may be the key to peace in the kingdom that Maleficent holds dear. "Maleficent" stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.
"Maleficent" is rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images and has a run-time of one hour and 37 minutes.
Clint Eastwood's latest film as director "Jersey Boys," dropped from fourth to sixth place at theaters during its second week in theaters. The film, based on the smash hit Broadway musical, earned an additional $7.5 million in domestic receipts and a total of $27.3 million since its debut.
"Jersey Boys" is the story of the iconic '60s rock group The Four Season and tells the story of how the four men from New Jersey become international stars. The film stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda.
"Jersey Boys" is rated R for language throughout and has a run-time of two hours and 14 minutes.
'Edge of Tomorrow'
Tom Cruise's new science fiction flick "Edge of Tomorrow" dropped from sixth to seventh place at the box office during its fourth week in theaters. The film earned an additional $5.2 million and has garnered a total of $84.2 million in domestic receipts.
In "Edge of Tomorrow," a Special Forces soldier caught in time paradox during a battle, is reinforced and trained by a colleague to come closer to defeating the enemy of aliens.
"Edge of Tomorrow" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material and has a run-time of one hour and 53 minutes.
'The Fault in Our Stars'
The teen romantic drama "The Fault in Our Stars," starring Shailene Woodley, dropped from seventh to eighth place at the box office this weekend earning an additional $4.8 million. The film has earned a total of $109.5 million in North American receipts.
"The Fault in Our Stars" tells the journey of two teenagers that fall in love in a cancer support group.the film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff.
"The Fault in Our Stars" is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language and has a run-time of two hours and five minutes.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
The superhero film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" dropped from eighth to ninth place during its sixth weekend in theaters. The film earned an additional $3.3 million and has garnered domestic total of $223.4 million.
In "X-Men: Days of Future Past," the X-Men group fight a war over two time periods teaming up with their younger selves from the "X-Men: First Class" to bring about a change in history that will save the future. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is rated PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language and has a run-time of two hours and 11 minutes.
The Jon Favreau comedy "Chef" dropped from ninth to tenth place at the box office during its eighth week in theaters. The film earned $1.7 million over the holiday weekend and $19.4 since its release.
In "Chef," a chef finds new creative promise when he starts a new business in a food truck after he has been fired from his job and lost his estranged family. Will this new venture bring him happiness in both career and family life? "Chef" was written and directed by Jon Favreau. The film also stars Favreau along with Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.
"Chef" is rated R for language, including some suggestive references and has a run-time of one hour and 55 minutes.