There wasn’t much to celebrate in regards to ticket sales this 4th of July weekend. Transformers Age of Extinction was the number one movie for the second week in a row with $36.4 million. However, that’s a 63% drop in sales and is still $35 million shy of its massive budget.
Tammy opened at number two with $21 million. Not bad for an R rated comedy on a holiday weekend, but still nothing to shout from the rooftops.
Deliver Us From Evil opened at number three scaring up $15 million, which was right on track with Studio estimates.
22 Jump Street came in at number four with $9.4 million for a worldwide total of $228.4 million. 23 Jump Street is just around the corner. Literally if you’ve seen the movie.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 took in another $8.7 million at number five. Its domestic total of $140 million is still under its $145 million budget, but foreign grosses should secure a third installment of this series.
Earth to Echo barley made a blip on the radar, opening at number six with just $8.2 million.
Maleficent is still reigning, coming in at number seven after six weeks in release with $6.1 million and a worldwide gross of $630 million.
Forgettaboutit. Jersey Boys fell to number eight with $5.1 million. With a budget of $40 million and a total domestic gross $36 million so far, this is one musical number that should have stuck to Broadway.
Think Like a Man Too opened strong, but fell quickly down the charts, coming in at number nine with $4.9 million. However, its domestic gross of $57 million greatly outweighs its modest $24 million budget.
Rounding out the top ten was Edge of Tomorrow which took in $3.6 million. Its domestic gross of $90 million was a disappointment, but foreign grosses of $228.6 million certainly make up for it.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Transformers: Age of Extinction $36,400,000 $174,746,000
2 Tammy $21,170,000 $32,906,000
3 Deliver Us From Evil $9,500,000 $15,000,000
4 22 Jump Street $9,400,000 $158,854,000
5 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $8,750,000 $140,000,000
6 Earth to Echo $8,250,000 $13,500,000
7 Maleficent $6,133,000 $213,882,000
8 Jersey Boys $5,160,000 $36,705,000
9 Think Like a Man Too $4,900,000 $57,192,000
10 Edge of Tomorrow $3,640,000 $90,870,000
Next weekend is an easy call. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will surely be the number one movie. Its predecessor was a hit and there is virtually no competition. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going.