No surprises at the box office this weekend as only one film opened but it was a BIG one! Dominating the weekend with a solid 100 million is "Transformers: Age of Extinction" as it will make its way to the next 100 mil over the course of the next 2 to 3 weeks. Word-of-Mouth is not great on this film but it doesn't seem to matter too much when it comes to most of the big budget, high action, all special effect driven film franchises. Holding ground at #2 is "22 Jump Street" with another 15.4 mil and continues to push toward 200 mil cume but likely will fall just shy of it. Hanging on to #3 is "How to Train your Dragon 2" with another 13.1 mil as it passes the 100 mil cume mark earlier in the week. Big drop to #4 is "Think Like a Man Too" with another 10.4 mil as it struggles along. Rounding off the top 5 is "Maleficent" earning another 8.2 mil and it now hit the 200 mil cume mark! Steam is running out on this film but after 5 weeks into the summer season, it is no surprise.
New movies next week:
Now that one of the biggest films of the summer is out of the way, we have THREE new wide release films for this coming holiday weekend! First off is "Earth to Echo" which looks pretty cute and will probably be in the 2500 screen range. It seems like this generations "E.T." and could hit the high teen to low 20 mark. Hard to judge with weather across the country this weekend expected to be very good. Up next is another R-rated comedy, "Tammy." With the recent TV and film success of Melissa McCarthy, this could break 30 mil easily. And finally we have a horror/thriller in the mix, "Deliver Us From Evil" which looks fair but timing may not be the greatest. I would look for this in the low to mid teens with a 2,000 screen count.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst