Fourth of July box office was down 43% percent from last year. In 2013, Despicable Me 2 opened to $83.5M, but this year, Paramount Pictures' Transformers: Age of Extinction "should have a $35.5M to $36M three-day and a $52.8M to $53.4M five-day holiday weekend." Some of the box office decline can be placed upon the bad weather that the northeast incurred during the holiday. While Melissa McCarthy's R-rated comedy Tammy underperformed her last few films, pulling in a pedestrian "$21.1M three-day and probably around a $32.9M five day." It currently has a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and only received a 'C+' Cinemascore from audiences. The box office should get a boost next weekend when 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens. Current predictions put it on pace for a $68M opening. That would easily surpass Rise of the Planet of the Apes' $54.8M opening in 2011.
1). Transformers: Age of Extinction (PAR), 4,233 theaters (0) / $7.7M Wed. / $9.6M Thurs. / $10.6M Fri. (-75%) / $14.6M Sat. / $10.2M to $10.9M Sun. (-25% to 30%) / 3-day est. cume: $35.9M to $36.4M / 5-day cume: $52.9M to $53.4M / Total est. cume: $173.9M to $174.6M / Wk 2
2). Tammy (WB), 3,465 theaters / $6.2M Wed. / $5.5M Thurs. / $6.4M Fri. / $8.6M Sat. / $6.47M Sun. (-25%) / 3-day cume: $21M+ / 5-day cume: $32.9M / Wk 1
3/4). 22 Jump Street (SONY), 3,324 theaters (-12) / $1.9M Wed. / $2.4M Thurs. / $2.5M Fri. / $4M Sat. (+62%) / $2.8M to $3M Sun. (-25% to -30%) / 3-day cume: $9.4M / 5-day cume: $13.8M to $14M+ / Total cume: $158.8M / Wk 4
Deliver Us From Evil (SONY), 3,049 theaters / $2.8M Wed. / $2.6M Thurs. / $2.52M Fri. / $4.1M Sat. (+62%) / $2.6M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $9.3M to $9.5M / 5-day cume: $14.8M / Wk 1
5). How to Train Your Dragon 2 (FOX), 3,297 theaters (-453) / $1.9M Wed. / $2.4M Thurs. / $2.77M Fri. / $3.38M Sat. (+23%) / $2.7M Sun. (-20%) / 3-day cume: $8.7M / 5-day cume: $13.2M / Total cume: $140M / Wk 4
6). Earth to Echo (REL), 3,320 theaters / $2.6M Wed. / $2.6M Thurs. / $2.63M Fri. / $3.1M Sat. (+19%) / $2.4M Sun. (-20%) / 3-day cume: $8.2M / 5-day cume: $13.4M / Wk 1
7). Maleficent (DIS), 2,389 theaters (-684) / $1.2M Wed. / $1.5M Thurs. / $1.8M Fri. / $2.3M Sat. (+30%) / $1.7M Sun. (-25%) 3-day cume: $5.94M / 5-day cume: $8.7M / Total expected cume: $213.7M / Wk 6
8). Jersey Boys (WB) 2,630 theaters (-275) / $880K Wed. / $1.1M Thurs. / $1.78M Fri. / $1.9M Sat. (+7%) / $1.3M Sun. (-30%) / 3-day cume: $5M+ / 5-day cume: $6.9M to $7M / Total cume: $36.6M / Wk 3
9). Think Like A Man Too (SONY), 1,729 theaters (-496) / $825K Wed. / $1M Thurs. / $1.3M Fri. / $2.1M Sat. (+60%) / $1.36M Sun. (-35%) (Sony thinks $1.47M on Sunday) / 3-day cume: $4.78M / 5-day cume: $6.7M / Total cume: $57.1M / Wk 3
10). Edge of Tomorrow (WB), 1,538 theaters (-997) / $525K Wed. / $815K Thurs. / $1M Fri. / $1.5M Sat. (+51%) / $1.1M Sun. (-25%) 3-day cume: $3.64M / 5-day cume: $4.98M / Total cume: $90.8M / Wk 5
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
TRANSFORMERS 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, 2014!