Despite a substantial drop in its box office for a holiday weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction defended it's crown for the #1 spot! Earning another 36.4 million, it closes in on the 200 mil mark and at this rate should get it within the next week and weekend. New at number two is the comedy Tammy with a solid 32.9 mil for the 5-day (Wednesday opening) which is pretty much what was predicted. At number 3 is Deliver Us From Evil with 15 mil to open which is also about on point and likely to fizzle out from here. Hanging on to the number four spot is 22 Jump Street with an extra 9.4 mil as it continues to climb to 200 mil domestic but will likely fall just short of it in the end. Rounding off the top 5 is How to Train Your Dragon with another 8.8 mil as it will fall very short of hitting the 200 mil mark unfortunately.
New films that did not make the top 5:
Just one this week as the family sci-fi Earth to Echo came in at #6 with only 13.5 mil for the 5-day and fell in the lower end of the box office predictions. This is at #6 because the 13.5 mil is a total gross with a Wednesday opening and the older films (#4 and #5) were only calculated for Fri through Sun which both exceed Echo's Fri to Sun total (8.25 mil).
New movies next week:
Only one wide release this coming week as the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits the big screens with over 3800 runs. With its predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes doing over 50 mil 3 years ago opening on the tail end of Summer, this should hit at least the 60+ mil mark.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst