Transformers: Age of Extinction Tops Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

Posted on July 8, 2014

Nicola Peltz next to an American flag in Tramsformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction won the box office for a second consecutive weekend over the July 4th holiday. The film made another $37 million to bring its total after two weekends to $175 million. The film should not have much trouble taking over the lead for the top grossing film of the year so far. It needs to get to $258 million to pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Tammy, a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, opened in second place and made $21.6 million. Critics did not like the film, but McCarthy fans still came to see the film in theaters. Tammy was followed by 22 Jump Street, which remains impressively strong in theaters. The film made nearly $10 million during its forth weekend in theaters and has a total gross of $159 million.

Melissa McCarthy on a car in Tammy

22 Jump Street was followed by the horror film Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. It opened with $9.7 million. How To Train Your Dragon 2 followed in fifth place and added $8.9 million to its total during its fourth weekend in theaters. Earth to Echo, a science fiction film targeted at kids, opened in sixth place with a mediocre $8.3 million take.

Earth to Echo was followed by Maleficent, Jersey Boys, Think Like a Man Too and Edge of Tomorrow.

1st Photo: Andrew Cooper/Paramount Pictures

2nd Photo: Michael Tackett/Warner Bros.

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