Tuesday, 1 July 2014

US Box Office: 30th June 2014

Despite continuing fan alienation and some fiercely critical reviews, Transformers: Age of Extinction debuted as yet another strong entry into Micheal Bay's explosion-fest franchise. The fourth movie in the franchise made around $98 million over its opening weekend, a strong debut around the same as that of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is likely to make around $300 million in the USA over the Summer, while a worldwide total of around $202 million has already been raked in. This suggests that a fifth film in the series may be inevitable.

Transformers' strong entry means that last week's number one, Kevin Hart's Think Like A Man Too is pushed from the top spot, and receives a relatively unhealthy drop of 64.7% sending it down to number four. One comedy which is holding out a lot better is 22 Jump Street which withstands the heat of the competition to keep the number two spot with a 42% drop and another $15.8 million pulled in.The movie has now made more in the US than the first entry ever did, with a running total of $140 million, compared to 21 Jump Street's final total of $138 million.

For the rest of the top ten it was a relatively quiet week with no other new entries making it to the top ten. It seems that the major studios thought it best to stay out of the way of Michael bay's juggernaut franchise. Here's the top ten in full:

1. (-) Transformers: Age of Extinction - $98 million
2. (2) 22 Jump Street - $15.8 million
3. (3) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - $13.2 million
4. (1) Think Like a Man Too - $10.3 million
5. (5) Maleficent - $8.3 million
6. (4) Jersey Boys - $7.7 million
7. (6) Edge of Tomorrow - $5.4 million
8. (7) The Fault in Our Stars - $5.1 million
9. (8) X-Men: Days of Future Past - $3.3 million
10. (10) Chef - $1.6 million

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