'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Claims Best Opening Day of 2014 with $41.6 Million

on June 28, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

Transformers: Age of Extinction brought in an official estimate of $41.6 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $8.8 million start. BoxOffice projects that Paramount's global tentpole could net a $102 million domestic opening weekend from there. Unfortunately, early word of mouth won't be doing the sequel many favors. Extinction's Flixster audience score is hovering at 66 percent as of Saturday morning--one of the lowest post-opening day results of the year for a high profile release and 10 percent behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2. On the plus side, though, this is a flick made almost primarily for international audiences, which means Paramount will be very happy with the global results.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 was off 46 percent from last Friday to $4.1 million yesterday, giving it a new domestic total of $112.8 million. The animated sequel is projected to bring in $13.5 million for its third weekend.

22 Jump Street posted $5.0 million on Friday--down 46 percent from last week. With $129.4 million in the domestic bank, the comedy sequel is on target for a third weekend around $15.5 million.

Maleficent continues to prove its might with just a 35 percent decline from last Friday to $2.59 million yesterday. The Angelina Jolie pic has earned $196.2 million domestic so far and will ring up close to $8.4 million for this weekend.

Looking at last week's openers, Think Like a Man Too added $3.4 million for its sophomore Friday and a new total of $41.2 million. Expect a $10.8 million weekend. Meanwhile, Jersey Boys pulled $2.25 million yesterday for an 8-day cume of $21.98 million. BoxOffice projects a $7.4 million weekend for the Clint Eastwood pic.

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