1. Transformers: Age of Extinction $37M
2. Tammy $21.6M
3. 22 Jump Street $9.8M
4. Deliver Us From Evil $9.7M
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2 $8.9M
6. Earth to Echo $8.4M
Sunday UPDATE: Flat Fourth indeed. With receipts down nearly -45% from last July 4th weekend, Transformers 4 tumbled -64% to become the first summer film to repeat as champ thanks to the sewage Hollywood served up as its competition — just as predicted. More later.
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction $36.4M
2. Tammy $21.2M
3. Deliver Us From Evil $9.5M
4. 22 Jump Street $9.4M
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2 $8.8M
6. Earth to Echo $8.3M
After the flood of fireworks that kicked off the summer movie season – Captain America 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men 17 – Hollywood decided to hit the snooze button for the big ol' July 4th weekend, clearing a path for Optimus Prime and his herd of dinosaurs to run roughshod over the multiplex for a second-straight stanza. The slate of newcomers – Tammy, Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo – belong buried in mid-October, not what should be one of the biggest movie weekends of the year.
(All 3-day sums)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction $41.5M - $400M worldwide in its first six days — filthy sick.
- Tammy $22M (↔) - Wretched reviews won't aid Ms. McCarthy and her director hubby.
- Deliver Us From Evil $11.5M (↓) - Sony tries to replicate the summer-horror success of The Conjuring and whiffs.
- Earth to Echo $10.5M (↔) - The Chronicles of E.T. does marginal business with tweens.
- 22 Jump Street $9.25M - Its end-credits sequence is no joke with $200M worldwide banked.