As expected, ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ rolled to a monster weekend at the domestic box office, according to industry figures reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.
The fourth entry in the ‘Transformers’ franchise was the only new nationwide release of the weekend, clearing the way for the biggest debut of 2014 with $100 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday.
‘Extinction’ topped the third ‘Transformers’ film, ‘Dark of the Moon,’ which opened with $97.8 million in 2011, but fell short of the second film, ‘Revenge of the Fallen,’ which debuted with $108.9 million in 2009.
Action comedy sequel ‘22 Jump Street’ held strong at No. 2 in its third weekend, earning $15.8 million for a total of $140.2 million since opening June 13.
Animated fantasy adventure sequel ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ remained steady at No. 3 in its third weekend, earning $13.2 million for a total of $121.9 million since opening June 13.
Last weekend’s No. 1 film, the Kevin Hart romantic comedy sequel ‘Think Like a Man Too,’ dipped three spots to No. 4 in its second weekend, earning $10.3 million for a total of $48 million since opening June 20.
The dark Disney fairy tale ‘Maleficent,’ starring Angelina Jolie, rounded out the top five in its fifth weekend, earning $8.3 million for a total of $202 million since opening May 30.
WEDNESDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES
‘Deliver Us from Evil’ is a horror crime thriller based on actual events about a New York police officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest to investigate a series of terrifying crimes with links to demonic possession. Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
‘Earth to Echo’ is a family sci-fi adventure about a group of kids that receive encrypted messages leading them to an alien that needs their help. Rated PG. Watch the official trailer here.
‘Tammy,’ starring Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, is a comedy about a woman who hits the road with her hard-drinking grandmother after losing her job and learning her husband is unfaithful. Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.
‘America’ is a documentary that imagines the United States lost the Revolutionary War and therefore never existed. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.